Julia Kuzmenko McKim's picture

Carolina, Los Angeles

Learn Beauty Retouching with me:

From our Monday shoot in Malibu.
My beautiful friend Carolina Urrea
Hair by Victor Mendoza,
Makeup Jerry Avila
Styling by Anna Marie Karakhanova
Photography & post:
Julia Kuzmenko McKim

Special thanks to Wilford Lenov for providing this gorgeous Michael Costello Couture red lace gown.

Canon 5D Mark II
35mm · f/3.2 · 1/500s · ISO 200
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Stunning picture Julia, i really like the repetition of the shape of the shadow in the background...

Exceptional capture.

beautiful work

WOW! Stunning.

omg, I love this dress in red, it looks like the white one Rashontae (Miss Michigan) wore in the top 10 of Miss USA. It's so much better in red though!! Great image, love the lighting and shadows.


Very clever choices at play here making a stunning image.

By choosing the dress in red and having direct sunlight bounce straight off the gown into the camera's sensor, you have given the pixels the very best light they could ever ask for.

No random noise, no colour mixing for the RGB arrays and the dress seems to be so far out from the background the image almost looks 3D. Amazing, well done :)

Always loved this shot

what additional lighting did you use?