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I will fear no evil

By dudler
A lot of people underate models.

I hope I don't... I've known Vikki for several years - I had the privilege of taking her first modelling pictures, and we've shot more off and on ever since. She has guts and determination: she's a fighter - and she's a really nice and good person. Admirable, in lots of ways.

This week, we spent three hours doing pictures for lighting and camerawork tutorials and articles. This mixes light from a focussing IKEA spotlight (around £17, around 17 years ago... Came with a number of accessories, including a metal gobo with a series of holes in it, giving a rather lovely blotchy light) and the magic of a Lensbaby at a wide aperture. I'm sure it was a Muse... But it looks very much like my Velvet 56... AS Lensbaby lenses are utterly manual, there's no EXIF data to help...

Tags: Artificial light Home studio Portraits and people Saturday shadows Queen vIkki

Voters: ddolfelin, Savvas511, optik and 43 more

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Savvas511 5 158 Cyprus
23 Dec 2017 5:34AM
I am sure she is very successful in her future modelling career John

I prefer the Lead Image

23 Dec 2017 6:32AM
Last night I dreamed a dream.


LensBaby magic in the right hands
RLF Plus
11 18 4 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2017 6:48AM
It all works very well indeed.
A fantastic portrait with super lightingTongue
23 Dec 2017 7:27AM
Love this image John. All the right ingredients for the shot and a very well thought out comp'. Vikki has created exactly the right expression too, a fabulous gaze.
Any attempt at a mod would simply kill it.

23 Dec 2017 9:51AM
excellent work
Vambomarbleye 4 153 14 Scotland
23 Dec 2017 11:02AM
rambler Plus
13 1.1k 17 England
23 Dec 2017 11:13AM
What stands out for me in this picture is your knowledge and artistry matched to the professionalism of Vikki and yourself.

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
23 Dec 2017 2:13PM
Lovely work😀😀

Merry Christmas 🎅🎅🎅
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2017 4:53PM

Quote:LensBaby magic in the right hands

My feelings entirely.
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
23 Dec 2017 6:34PM
how wonderful

one of the best Velvet shot I have seen till now

clap clap maestro Wink

merry x mas Wink

23 Dec 2017 8:58PM
She has lovely eyes.
I see no point in the mod, a meaningless crop that ruins the effect you so skilfully created.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2017 11:00AM
A beautiful shot

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