Christina W - Emmanuel NY Models

So at the end of Joe Mcnally's advanced workshop he gave us the reigns over the lights and grouped us up with models. I really enjoyed this part as we were able to create our own images, in an incredible space with incredible models.


We started with Phil and his great rugged perfect face for portraits, and ended with Christina, a very young talented model with lots of energy and looks!


For my turn with her in this spot I put on my 135mm f2 lens, used the sun as a backlight and went to high speed sync to light her face with a close in sb900 (camera left) shot through a trigrip diffuser. Triggered by an sb800 on camera. It was great getting to work in NY with some great up and coming agency models.



Photographer: Peter Tsai

Model: Christina W - Emmanuel NY Models

Makeup and Hair Artists: Lola Pinto and Samantha Goldstein


  • Bob Haarmans 5y

    This is really a great image Pete, perfect lighting!
  • Bea Cruz 5y

    Love the lighting here Pete - very soft, perfect for her beautiful face. I love the sun as backlight too! Awesome! :)
  • Grace Trivino 5y

    This is beautiful Pete! great lighting!
  • Mark Nelson 5y

    Really very nice image
  • Ilko Allexandroff 5y

    So beautiful!
  • Rob Albright 5y

    very nice
  • _T604 5y

    Wow beautiful model and beautiful lighting.
  • Pete Tsai 5y

    Thanks all, I knew this was a keeper as soon as I chimped it. Its always satisfying shooting this lens, it may be old and manual focus, but it still takes great shots. (exif is off as I picked the wrong non-cpu lens)
  • Thomas Seidl 5y

    amazing shot, lovely pose!
  • Andreas Climent 5y

    Great styling and lighting.

    This photo will be featured on Flickrista soon.

  • Jürg Christandl 5y

    she is perfect !
  • Piotr Tobiasz 5y

    Great photo :)
  • Halidean 4y

    That's gorgeous! So nice to see a well executed shot which isn't processed to death!
  • Federico Neri 4y

    Great pose, I do like the model. Well done!
  • Ethan Caldwell 4y

    Great shot!
  • MarkKarmaZ 4y

    Wow the pose is perfect and the lighting is super natural... I didn't even expect a Strobist detail until I saw "Joe McNally"
  • apacheworld 3y

    You captured Christina perfectly! She has to be happy with this shot!
  • by Lee Kerr 3y

    Nice work & natural balance of light :)
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Taken on July 29, 2010
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