Model: Cecile @ VIP Models (Paris)
Photography & Retouching: Quentin Décaillet

Canon-1D X
85mm · f/2.0 · 1/200s · ISO 50
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Kornel Gyorgyei's picture

Mon Dieu! So simple, so clean, so awesome. Yet another favourite. By the way Quentin what's the greenish stuff on her hair on the right side? Or is that visible only on my side?

Quentin Decaillet's picture

Thanks Kornel :) The "greenish stuff" seems to be due to the compression, it doesn't look like that in Photoshop.

Will Stewart's picture

Great photo Quentin, subtle lighting, strong focus points and attention drawn immediately into the shot. Will check out your other shots from this guy!

Rex Larsen's picture

Impressive !

Jared Campbell's picture

amazing...just one octabox for light??

Quentin Decaillet's picture

Yes, just one massive Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv 190cm. But the floor, ceiling and wall of the place were made of light wood or painted white. So the light was reflected all over the place and I had nice fill light without the need for a reflector or another strobe :)

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Milan R's picture

This is so simple and amazing. I like these subtle tones.

Matteo Manganiello's picture

Another 5 star from me =) great job!

Jessica Gates's picture

This is gorgeous, love the simple lighting. Inspires me to keep things simple!

Ovidiu Oprea's picture

My favorite picture.... Very beautiful!
Teach me how to retouch like this XD

Quentin Decaillet's picture

Raw development and color correction with C1, then a bit of dodging and burning in Photoshop, that's about it. I didn't do much in post actually… A Gorgeous model along with beautifully soft light (Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv 190cm) go a long way :)

Mikkel Bech's picture

Gorgeous! How did you place the light?

Quentin Decaillet's picture

Something like that


The indirect 190 is so soft, it really is just like a huge diffused window, no need for anything really complicated :)

Mikkel Bech's picture

Cool - thanks!! Above eye level angled a bit down or just straight on like a window?

Marissa Alden's picture

Really beautiful!

Kavak Agir's picture

Nice shot, i worked with Cecile, cool girl

Matthias Dengler's picture

The clarity in the eyes is breathtaking! Great job!

Eric Snyder's picture

Beautiful capture! instant fan!

Aleksandr Ostrovskiy's picture

well done! Love Model expression! And great that you left hair as is :))

Michael Leadbetter's picture

Sweet skin tones.

Moritz Ullrich's picture

this is so mf good!

Poorya Rafiezade's picture