About the image
This dramatic beauty image was shot in a train station in Atlanta, GA, USA. We were shooting inside the station and knowing that I had shot enough on this one "look" I decided to look around. I saw this sliver of light, and knowing the model had near perfect skin, I moved the model to the light and even though she was tall I needed her to be taller, so I had an apple box brought in and asked her to stand on it. I shot about 200 images and felt that I had something good and told both the model and the makeup artist/hair stylist we were done.
When shooting beauty photography, a fraction of an inch makes a huge difference and this image is no exception. I literally pointed which way to move her head and I told her to move slowly then I'd say "Stop". Because we were shooting using sunlight, when wanting to have the light perfect, this change is non-stop.
The original look the model had a large bun. When I saw the hair down I said "Stop! I want to shoot more". I then directed her to move her head just so to show her cheek bones with a shadow. After 120 more images we packed up and left.
THE GEAR: Canon camera set to 1/400 shutter speed, 320 ISO and a Canon 100mm f2.8 lens macro set to f4 shot handheld. THE LIGHT: Sunlight.
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