model photography – svitlana is back

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here we have a post that was planned to be out a lot earlier, the shoot too place before my south africa trip. well… rather later than never, right? this was also the first shoot with my model svitlana in a very very long time. if you don’t remember her anymore check out the according flickr set and enjoy 🙂

Also joining this time was my very talented buddy frank keller, who I originally met on the joe mcnally workshop in venice last year.

we hadn’t seen each other in ages and decided to shoot together again.

shooting with another photographer has a lot of advantages, as long as you get along well of course. especially when you don’t have any assistants or other help, it is great as you can help out each other, fix a light here, get a lens there and most importantly get some advice if you get stuck, creatively or technically.

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I know it is quite unusual of me uploading and posting all the photos at once, but I want to make a point, so bear with me a bit.

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As I started looking for a location to shoot I had some images in my mind that I wanted to get, but as we didn’t plan everything to the smallest detail I had to improvise on or two things in my mind. which isn’t a bad thing or so, but I got thrown off a bit, as I didn’t get exactly to where I wanted with the photos in the woods. afterwards I remembered joe mcnally saying once that you better adjust the display on the back of your camera, not to be surprised afterwards. well well… at least now this sticks to my mind 🙂

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anyway on location I was quite ok with the photos, but somehow, when it was time for the second set to shoot I had some ideas and got shooting, they turned out to my satisfaction for sure, but my buddy frank came up with a very wonderful idea which resulted in my most favorite photos of that day!

I am not as satisfied with the ones between the trees, as I had a more dreamy look in my head which I apparently could not replicate. I think I should have used a few more flashes for lighting the background also and setting some accents. well… next time I’ll try to pull a drew gardner 🙂

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and by far these next ones are the best shots in my opinion and that thanks to frank! thank you mate!

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we shot all our photos with franks new elinchrom ranger quadras he just recently acquired. a very impressive pack. the very small sized heads and battery pack have some immense power and versatility. and the coolest of all they are compatible with the regular elinchrom skyports and all their lightformers.

hope you enjoy this post and please let me know what you think. for a few more shots check out my flickr stream. also make sure to check out franks site and portfolio!

 

also enjoy the video!

 

 

have a great weekend,

teymur.

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