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Note that there are BTS photos below this article that shows the location and how "I Shot It"!


This editorial style fashion image was shot in Milan, Italy during a "one on one" workshop where I am teaching a private client how to improve as a photographer.

For this image I was shooting almost directly into the VERY HARD reflected light, only being off by a few degrees from having the lens pointed directly into the reflector.

One of the advantages the Sunbounce reflector line gives the photographer is a huge selection of different fabrics, from something that is almost a glass mirror to a dead soft very light gray reflector. This choice in fabrics is something I use in my image making on a regular basis.

Emiliano, my lead assistant in Europe, was literally standing in the street with a Sunbounce Pro reflector and, using the silver side, was blasting a lot of sunlight onto the model.


I encourage every photographer to try and "see" the finished image in their head then determine how to get to what you see in your mind captured with a camera. Once you can pre-visualize the image in your head, your life as an image making photographer will become much easier.

There is a BIG difference between a photographer who takes photos of what is in front of them versus a photographer who creates the image by: Finding the location, finding or creating the light, directing the model, directing the crew and then putting him/herself into position with the right lens, know what the correct exposure is and then to knowing when to push the button to "Get The Shot".

It is not just the photographer who created this image. Yes I did push the button, but I had a great crew: Make up artist, hair stylist, wardrobe stylist and an assisting crew.

But this is not all we had... we also had a great model who brought her "A" game. It is ONLY when you have all of these different moving elements coming together at once can you hope to create something truly wonderful.


The gear:
Canon camera using 1250 ISO and 1/400 second shutter speed with a
Canon 200mm f2 lens set to f2, shot handheld. We used a
Sunbounce Reflector, silver side, as noted above, see BTS photos below.


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