Manfred Mueller  

Shania by Manfred Mueller

March 2020 - Shania

About the Image(s)

While I do enjoy studio work, I much prefer location photography. This shot of model Shania Lawless was taken at an abandoned paper mill in Beauharnois, Quebec, Canada (just west of Montreal).

I used my favourite location light; my battery-powered Godox Witstro AD-360 bare bulb flash equipped with a 1.2m / 48 deep octabox. Just simple single light loop lighting. Very little post-processing work was needed on this shot.

5 comments posted

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
Manfred, wonderful as always. I like the mood this image has. I see it is sharp, clean and the lighting is perfect. The angle you use creates a interesting perspective. I like the background and how you have the depth of field set. I know you gave the setting for the lights but what are your setting on the camera?   Posted: 03/02/2020 19:50:17
Manfred Mueller   Manfred Mueller
As with most of my portraits, I am shooting with the Nikkor f/2.8 70 - 200mm lens. This shot is at 110mm at f/8, ISO 80. With studio flash I generally shoot at 1/160th second; sync speed on my camera is 1/250th sec but that is for speedlights. Studio flash fires a touch more slowly, so I tend to shoot at 2/3 stops below to ensure that the shutter is fully open.   Posted: 03/03/2020 15:47:37

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
I like this composition, the pose and the light on her face. However my eye is pulled to her midsection - could be the clothing choice. The location choice is great and I like the nice blur of the background.   Posted: 03/13/2020 09:14:41

Salvador Atance   Salvador Atance
Very good compo and surrounding ambient, too much light at the dress for my taste. I think the white color is driving the seeing to her clothing instead of her face. I'm proposing a little change trying to improve it.   Posted: 03/15/2020 19:25:18
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Jim Mahoney   Jim Mahoney
You have a well lighted pretty model in an interesting location and this makes for a pleasing image.

I believe that you prefer a natural not Photoshoped look, but I would still suggest smoothing her skin a little bit, especially her legs. The pose is somewhat strained and a little smoothing would help. She also has a slight red mark on her left shin that could be fixed. I think that this could be done and still keep a natural look.   Posted: 03/21/2020 11:10:38


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