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Autummn Queen

Autumn Queen

A model I had worked with before contacted me a couple of weeks ago and said she wanted to do some ”autumn leaves” pictures, and asked me if I was interested to shoot them. I said ”- sure” but I didn`t want to do just the basic ”pretty girl and colorful leaves” setup though, so I said I would do the shoot with a parachute dress.

I got a couple of old parachutes I bought from a british army shop a couple of years ago, I have done a couple of parachute dress shoots before but that was already a couple of years ago, so it was fun to grab one the parashutes for this one.

It was a sunny day with beatiful colors in the trees, I had scouted a location I thought would work fine for this, and I could get my van close to the location since I needed to get a ladder for the model to stand on, some lights to the location and so on. The shoot it self was pretty basic, three lights, one for the model, one for the parachute dress, and one in the background to give the ackground a ”kick”.

I added some leaves to the dress in photoshop, and combined a couple of shots to get the dress ”fluffy” enough, added a belt to the dress and so on.

Model: Heidi Alhonranta
MUAH: Tara Fay


Sony a7RIII
Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM at 24mm and f/2.8
ISO 50
1 x Godox AD600
3 x Godox AD200

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great composition, tonal balance, interesting leading lines, and obviously tons of prep put into this. I'd love to hear how this was done. Good job.

Hi! and thank you :) I just posted some bts. about this in my insta: @levalampiphotography