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    Sometimes it just goes all wrong. It starts when the model shows up wearing not what you asked her to, then clouds come from nowhere and cover the sky so the sunset you wanted to use as background becomes into a uniform layer of dull grayness, and in addition the quite, and usually empty, park where you are about to shoot results being crowded with curious people and children. You understand that all the setups you had gone through in your head are not going to work, and to make it easier this is your first time shooting TFP and you want to make a good impression.
    You start to think, trying to figure out what would work now, and what not. After about an hour of moving all over the place to find some interesting spot, setting up the lights and actually shooting both you and the model are tired, even the batteries in your flash are almost gone. You ask the model to make a last try and finally it happens - her pose is good, the mimic looks natural and the flash gave it's last blast exactly when you asked for it. You look at the back of your camera and understand that finally you have a good keeper.
    Considering all of the above it feels almost as magic.

    Strobist: Canon 540EZ at 1/2 power aimed into the umbrella on a stand slightly behind the model.
    I know post is a bit rough, I just wanted to show this picture already.

    Davide Vicenzi, PVA_1964, mikesim, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Matti Vaittinen 57 months ago | reply

      Interesting shot! I like the idea with the umbrella :)

    2. Radiant Light Photography 57 months ago | reply

      I really like this shot, and after reading your description of the shoot I'm even more impressed that you found the creativity at that time to take this shot.
      As for the model, as I understand she's not even an amateur model but an aspiring model at best, so maybe you want to let her know that she needs to follow the photographer's directions when it comes to wardrobe, make-up, time and place...

    3. iwolkow.de 57 months ago | reply

      Matti - thanks.

      Radiant Light Photography - I'm glad you like it)
      The girl is not a model by any means, she is just a girl I met at some party.

    4. gwburke2001 57 months ago | reply

      Magic indeed.....Excellent work!!
      Thanks for posting to our:
      Best Shot of July Thread!

    5. mikesim 57 months ago | reply

      Superb! Interesting idea.
      Everything is Beautiful!!
      Back again to view this beauty,
      as you definitely deserve a second look:

    6. archiverba 57 months ago | reply

      Позитивно )!

    7. { .Victory. } 54 months ago | reply

      Wow, fantastic! I love the lights.

    8. Nataliya Dukwin 50 months ago | reply

      Ну просто супер!!!!

    9. bikini sleepshirt 50 months ago | reply

      wow -- what is creating the little balls of light coming off the umbrella?

    10. iwolkow.de 50 months ago | reply

      bikini sleepshirt - a magic photoshop brush

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