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The sun had already set so I was struggling a bit making sure I could focus in as she was in darkness.

I had a number of great shots from this but I selected this particular image for the horizontal lines of the model, pillar and horizon.

Model: Lisa-Maree Bakker
MUAH: Mishel Vounatsos Bratsos

Canon 5D Mk II
24-105mm F4
Godox QT-600w + 300mm Beauty Dish
Godox LP-800X Inverter

Canon 5D Mark II
45mm · f/13.0 · 1/125s · ISO 400
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So rewarding Greg to pull off a hard shot in the dark and see these results. Wonderful collaboration with Mish and Lisa.

Thanks Paul,

It's situations like that, that challenge us all because we want 'the' shot!

Wonder if you could explain your post processing, how's its done? I saw some dodge n burn or was it natural like that? thx.

Actually there has been quite a bit of post production carried out on this image.

I have smoothed out the skin and did quite a lot of tonal adjustments and you are very correct, I also did a lot of dodge and burning on the image.

The typography in the sky is incredibly distracting... I'd buff that shit off for sure.

it's a watermark...doubtfully typography.

fantastic shot Greg

Thanks Steve

Very good light!!!!


Really wonderful image. I love it! Stunning

Thanks Zoe

Very nice capture. Excellent control with very little light.

Thanks Matthew

Great image.Super lines.

Thanks Rani

hey do you have a tutorial i can watch about retouching full body images?

Hey Justin, unfortunately I don't have any tutorial videos as my technique changes with every image I process

Is this a composite? The sun had already set and you were shooting in darkness but yet the ocean and sky is still lit up. Looking at your image details I'm a bit confused. F/13 1/125s ISO 400? Am I missing something? Great shot

Not a composite.

The whole location wasn't in darkness. The sun had just set which gave me the awesome red sky. Because the sun had just set behind her, the shooting side of Lisa was in darkness and I had trouble getting the camera to focus.