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By beckas  
Here is an image that I took a couple of months ago at a local park. This is my second attempt at using an off camera strobe to balance the sunlight. The shoot started much later than originally planned due to the fact that I got lost....not once, but twice. I guess that's what I get for planning a shoot in another city without having a GPS system to guide me! Oh, and the model's friend, who was going to be the shoot assitant, had her car break down while we were driving to the shoot location. Did I mention that there was a soccer tournament at the shoot location so we had to deal with dozens of people walking by while we attempted to take this photo?

Despite the many obstacles, the model had a great attitude and it turned out to be a fun shoot.

One last thing....please do not tell the park that it was me who knocked over the water fountain into the path in the garden. I just barely leaned on it and it fell over. We tried to put it back, but it was too heavy for us to lift! I might not be allowed back if they knew that it was me....

Tags: Fashion Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: Imagephotographics, Daisymaye, Buffalo_Tom and 67 more

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11 May 2010 3:30AM
Excellent !

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
11 May 2010 3:45AM
Love the colour of her dress. Beautiful model and very well captured image.......Sandy
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 11 Wales
11 May 2010 5:19AM
Fantastic light Rebekah and image and don't worry your secret is safe with us.
11 May 2010 5:34AM
Great Shot
PeteLowe 12 3
11 May 2010 6:32AM
Great shot,
W1ldside 10 29 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 6:45AM
Nice Golden Siren ~ Alluring
ripleysalien 13 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 6:51AM
Wow, the texture in her dress is cool, another great piece of work Beckas, very nice indeed
andy210966 12 4 119 Wales
11 May 2010 7:09AM
Beautiful shot! This is just fabulou!

fraser 16 631 14 Scotland
11 May 2010 8:32AM
A real stand-out image Rebekah, has an amlost rendered feel to it but is real enough to be believeable. Striking.
Philo 10 99 83 England
11 May 2010 8:33AM
As already said great texture and colour in the dress and it contrasts so well with the deep blue sky. Well worth all the hassle.
Not sure if I voted for the shot or the story behind it!

Great work.

sherring 13 46 13 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 8:56AM
A very striking image. Like the processing too.

Craig99999 11 19 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 9:38AM
As with the rest of your work.

Pure brilliance

ade_mcfade 16 15.2k 216 England
11 May 2010 10:03AM
its really tricky getting the balance right isn't it? Most of the shots of Coral that I posted a few weeks back were like this, strong, low sunlight off to one side, strobe filling the gaps

Like me, you've concentrated on the top 1/2 - getting the face and torso lit - which I reckon is the best way with strobes where you can't always get the full length of the body covered like you can with those long soft boxes

nice work Smile

Don't know if you've seen this - but we've got a forum thread about off camera flash going on at the moment. Unlike most threads, it's all about sharing ideas and is really positive, be good to have you join it

here it is...
angie44 11
11 May 2010 10:13AM
phew what a day becks ... well worth it a beautiful image and model ... angie xx
Richsr 13 91 223 England
11 May 2010 1:20PM
Sounds like it was a difficult day and but the results are great - like the pose and colours in this.
Regards Richard
garymcparland 13 343 3 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 3:59PM
A really stand out shot Becka, nice work

LeighRebecca 13 267 10 England
11 May 2010 5:29PM
Great work - good lighting, setting and pp work.
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 6:24PM
Fabulous touch of class.
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 6:29PM
Really like the post work !
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 7:37PM
Excellent shot Rebekah, great lighting.

beckas 17 5 1 United States
11 May 2010 9:31PM
Thanks all! Your comments are always appreciated. Smile
JouŠo 16 56 Finland
12 May 2010 7:55PM
Oh, this IS good, so good, Rebekah-------------

pennyspike 17 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
12 May 2010 8:05PM
Your secret is safe with me but I'm not sure about the others.
Very effective against the blue sky.
Trout_Man 11 1 30 Wales
20 May 2010 9:31PM
" Fabulous " in every way Smile Geoff.
21 May 2010 11:56PM
First class fashion shot great work

cassiecat 12 39 46 England
22 May 2010 7:54PM
excellent, like the processing.lesley
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
22 May 2010 7:56PM
Brilliant, love the processing too. Paul
TheWanderer 11 20 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2010 9:12PM
WOW, what an eventful shoot especially the fountain.
Love this Image. Very nice work.
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1719 England
10 Jun 2010 8:37AM
A soccer match is much more of a problem in the UK, believe me! On the other hand, you could blame a rowdy fan for the fountain here, usually...

Lovely result. you are doing stuff that most PS users couldn't dream of: because you are producing real art. And film-based people like me have to recognise that PS is not always evil if used extensively!

You continue to open my eyes to things that expand my view... Keep it up!

paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
10 Jun 2010 8:40AM
Well worth all the hassle. Really great post production work. Love it. Paul

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