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By beckas  
As I continue to travel down the road of learning portrait photography, I realize that I have a passion for it. The more that I practice photography, the more passionate that I become. It seems to be a never ending cycle lately.

I have been given a unique opportunity to share a fully equipped photography studio with several other photographers. The photographer that has given me this opportunity is also taking time from his busy day to help me develop my photography skills. I couldn't be more appreciative. I feel that doors are opening and I simply need to walk though them.

I have titled this photo "Unforgettable" because the model literally took my breath away from behind the lens. I don't think that I will ever forget how beautiful she was.

Tags: Fashion Portraits and people Nude and glamour

Voters: JoshCunliffe, KP, JouŠo and 114 more

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KP 11 6 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 3:15PM
Stunning portrait
Cormy 13 3 England
8 Apr 2009 3:17PM
She is truly beautiful and I wish you every success and hope that you will successfully seize this opportunity that has been handed to you.Best wishes.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 3:18PM
Yes She is a stunner
Prefer the coloured versions
Lovely to look at
GrahamNobles 12 9 4 England
8 Apr 2009 3:19PM
She is indeed beautiful, and you've done a fantastic job with this. Nice work.
8 Apr 2009 3:21PM
Beautiful images.
Well done.
RayEd 12 Wales
8 Apr 2009 3:24PM
I like the warmer tones of V1. Excellent portrait.

minicooper 12 536 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 3:28PM
v1&3 for me.
digipix76 13 577 England
8 Apr 2009 3:33PM
Gorgeous Becs, good luck in your new venture Smile

steve_r 13 England
8 Apr 2009 3:39PM
GREAT SHOT. Excellent Portrait Image.
Love all three versions, she is beautiful.
Regards Steve.
alfieB 14 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 3:49PM
It has to be V1 for me Becks. It's trully brilliant shot, with excellent composition and lighting. And your model is really stunning.

Best wishes

DaveGu 14 1 1 England
8 Apr 2009 4:11PM
V3 for, stunning.........................

DaveGu 14 1 1 England
8 Apr 2009 4:12PM
Oops, meant to say V3 for me....

gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
8 Apr 2009 4:20PM
I like all of them pure class, very well done. - gary
8 Apr 2009 4:37PM
V1 is superb,
dathersmith 13 565 12 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 4:55PM
Unforgettable indeed and what an opportunity, hope it all goes well for you which I'm sure it will as you certainly have the talent.

rossi 17 142 11 England
8 Apr 2009 5:14PM
She is amazing looking and its another nice portrait though I find the white corners a bit distracting. Its version 1 for me.

Good luck with the studio and fingers crossed you'll be up and away sometime soon, maybe your true vocation beckons?

TrevorH 14 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 5:15PM
WOW. This is gorgeous. The eyes are truly stunning. Well done Becks. Good luck with the studio.

Bodiewil 13 46 Wales
8 Apr 2009 5:18PM
Truly stunning portrait work

8 Apr 2009 5:29PM
beautiful simply beautiful! and I love the color version the best. you did a great Job here!!
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 5:33PM
Very, very nice indeed. Love the first version, although I wonder if it might have been better still without the bright white background and the fact that the material partially conceals one of her eyes.
8 Apr 2009 5:44PM
Isn't that whatshername? Smile Great portrait and title.

John Smile
beckas 17 5 1 United States
8 Apr 2009 6:23PM
Thanks all, and thanks very much Dave for the user award!

Regarding the background, I was learning high key lighting during this shoot.....great stuff! Perhaps I could have Photoshopped a different colour of background. I might try that, although the white background doesn't bother me.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
8 Apr 2009 6:25PM
Sorry, have to disagree, not a fan of the lighting at all.
Looks like a torch lighting her up from below, playing ghost.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 6:27PM
That is a stunning portrait and yes she is a natural beauty you have really done an impressive piece of work here,

Linda Smile
beckas 17 5 1 United States
8 Apr 2009 6:31PM

Quote:Sorry, have to disagree, not a fan of the lighting at all.
Looks like a torch lighting her up from below, playing ghost.

Thanks Cole for the critique. The lighting was switched around during the shoot, so keep an eye out for another post or two and please let me know what you think. Wink
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
8 Apr 2009 7:07PM
stunning, both the model and the image Smile
silburkp 16 3 England
8 Apr 2009 7:28PM
A stunning portrait. Version 2 really emphasises her eyes.
Mounters 14 85 2 England
8 Apr 2009 9:05PM
I cant say anymore, this is a gorgeous portrait of a gorgeous model.
BERTRAM 12 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 10:55PM
And you have do it so beautifully.
kopo 12 20 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 5:45AM
I was just browsin through, didn't intend to stay, when I caught sight of this young lady. Whilst she is obviously attractive you have a caught a moment of rare beauty. Each of the versions are equal in my opinion.
I look forward to seeing future portraits of yours possibly including this model.
9 Apr 2009 7:37AM
Super portrait.
miked70 11 225 3 South Africa
9 Apr 2009 7:56AM
Hate to ruin a good thing but if my eyes/monitor are ok there is a bit of out of focuc on her nose and lips,the rest is pin sharpsome may be happy with this but for me for a beauty like her everything should be 100%.i would put this down to a small f number like 3.5 -5.6 at a long lens number like 70-100.for studio i never use less than f8 my nudes were done at f22 people say you should not but if it works use it.
do not take what i say as bad normally it would not matter but with her i think she deserves the best
the high key worked very well suits her theb/g is not a problem
as all way i all ways look for your pics you really do good work.
all 3 ver. are good but v1 the best
v2 and 3 would be far better in low key to bring out her features.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 14 Wales
9 Apr 2009 7:57AM
A beautiful portrait Rebekah.Didn't have time to comment yesterday.
Garry-W 12 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 8:18AM
My preferance is V1. Fantastic! model, wonderful image well done.
A comment from another photographer is only how they would have captured it, If you have captured the image how you saw/created it then you have been sucessful.
best wishes.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
9 Apr 2009 9:00AM
Excellent image Rebekah - like the tones and details in this.
Regards Richard.
A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 11:56AM
superb portrait, excellent skin tones and eye contact.
Stace Plus
12 2 2 England
9 Apr 2009 12:28PM
Beautiful and the image is excellent to Smile

beckas 17 5 1 United States
9 Apr 2009 2:27PM
Thanks again all!

Thank you Jack for the user award!

Thanks for the critique Mike. This portrait was shot at f11. Perhaps the slight softness of her nose was my photo finishing? I am not sure, but I didn't retouch her mouth because it was perfect as is.
IFIMAGE 12 143 Wales
9 Apr 2009 3:53PM
Wow! I like all 3, This is class work, good luck with the studio, you have the skill and i think its great.. Thanks for your comments, i want to photograph people next, I can learn a lot from you!

Cheers ian..
Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 5:44PM
She pretty much takes my breath away too. Much better looking than your usual model. (.)(.) Its a beautiful shot too.
Orinoco 12 7 1 England
9 Apr 2009 8:27PM
Wonderful Pictures

Nigel_95 Plus
14 262 2 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 11:02PM
Beautiful portrait. V1 is my favourite.

fatherpie 12 18 12 England
10 Apr 2009 7:13AM
This is a stunning portrait. For me the most important element of any portrait is the eyes and IMHO v2 edges it for that very reason. The slight softness to the nose doesn't bother me at all - the eyes have it!
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2009 5:42PM
great portrait, like the tone in v2
11 Apr 2009 7:12PM
100% spot on love it

themefrom 12 1 Scotland
11 Apr 2009 9:57PM
V1 for me
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1774 England
12 Apr 2009 7:45AM
She is beautiful, and you've complemented her looks with unfussy technical competence.

13 Apr 2009 3:05AM
AWESOME shot!!!!
beckas 17 5 1 United States
13 Apr 2009 4:32AM

Quote:AWESOME shot!!!!

Thank you Brian! So does this mean that I am a good student? Wink

All, please join me in welcoming Brian (bdeephoto) to EPZ. I owe this gorgeous portrait to him. He is a great teacher and an excellent photographer. He is going to help me improve my photography skills, aren't you Brian? Hehehe!
jinstone Plus
14 6 1 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2009 11:18AM
Like version 2, the subtle tones work really well. Great model too.
liparig 16 233 United States
15 Apr 2009 12:45AM
anaother fantastic portrait
gary_carter 11 1 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2009 9:51PM
Fab portrait, Great eye contact.
Simon-Gimson 14 236 1 England
17 Apr 2009 10:54AM
stunning have the big 100 on me .

ToothPilot 13 50 4 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2009 7:52AM
there is something about the desaturated V2. I would even love to see another variant with a further 15% decrease in saturation. The model is so beautiful and your image can be used in all colour tempretures, but I feel a tint of colour with the great detail and composition will enhance the very classy look you already achieved here.
Absolutely great work.

ps. Welcome Brian...hope to see your work as well.
Stenno 14 11 England
19 Apr 2009 4:58PM
Version 1 for me all the way, stunning girl, lovely portrayal! Very nice Smile

funkeldink 17 1.6k 1 Australia
27 Apr 2009 5:33AM
even better when white cropped out ... beautiful
GeorgeMSmith 11 4 6 United States
7 Jun 2009 12:09AM
I am just starting down the same road, Bekas. This is an awesome image.
24 Jul 2009 2:04PM
like the mono
Oshea 13 Wales
14 Aug 2009 5:28PM
Gorgeous shot, would like to see how it would look when cropped in a little more to get rid of all the white so that teh scarf and hair frame the model's face. But, overall thsi really is beautiful Smile

tazisdylan 11 1 10 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2009 7:39PM
My first word on seeing this image ' WOAH'.


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