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And now for something completely different I present Stephanie Wilson. She reached out to me the other day with the idea of trying to create an image inspired by photo she had seen (see it below the main photo). Stephanie showed up with the makeup, wardrobe, and some special contact lenses to help create the result shown here.

Lighting is one single 22" beauty dish high and to the right.
Background is black fabric.
Olympus OMD EM1 mkii
Sigma 56mm 1.4
Flashpoint Xplor600 flash w/22" soft silver beauty dish

Image processed in Camera Raw with minor Photoshop edits to color and contrast.

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Stephanie Wilson shown here working the space in front of my lens during our recent shoot. After we finished our concept shot (see my Jan 18 post above a couple of spots) she started going through the other clothes she brought and when I saw this top I was like "That's it! No need to look further!"

Olympus OMD EM-1 mkII
Sigma 56mm 1.4
Flashpoint Xplor600 strobes
Processed in Camera Raw / Photoshop
Main light is 22" soft silver beauty dish
Two strobes on the white wall behind
Two large black scrims on either side of Stephanie

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I don't typically like taking pictures of people, actually I usually go out of my way to make sure people are not part of my photos. As such shooting portraits is completely alien to me, which makes it a compelling challenge. C&C most welcome.
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To my eye #2 works better.
Good shot for someone that doesn’t usually shoot portraits.
Your subject area is more tightly cropped making subject more prominent. The area where he’s focused is sharp while the rest of the scene is blurred. Also in the first shot there’s a bright light in the middle of the main area of interest; this is distracting.
 
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Very striking on all counts Ken.
Love the necklace,ear rings. Assume enamel.
Beautiful photo
Richard----bought the necklace and ear ring combo on a trip out to Phoenix. Cost me a few bucks but hey she loves it. Took this shot in e-portrait which somewhat satisfied the ole lady ---its not enamel, Cost me 1500. --turquoise and coral design?
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A self portrait. Really enjoying learning about off camera lighting. Em1ii w/ Nocticron @ F.2.2 (cropped a bit)

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Took this after church
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