Isadora: Portraits

Here are some of my favorite images from the last shoot with Isadora. The first image was taken in a shady area and I had to use off-camera flash (umbrella with a single strobe) as fill-flash to brighten up her face and get rid of raccoon eyes (shadows under eyes). The flash was positioned a little higher at approximately 30 degrees, to my left:

Isadora #1

This image was shot with natural light, early in the morning in the beginning of the session:

Isadora #2

When you are shooting during the day with the sun directly above, spotting nice shady locations and utilizing a reflector to reflect some light into the subject’s face can work wonders. Most of the images below are shot with the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G that we are giving away tomorrow.

Isadora #3

Isadora #4

Isadora #5

Isadora #6

Another image shot with the help of silver reflector:

Isadora #7

Isadora #8

The above image is my favorite from the entire photo shoot.

Isadora #9

Isadora #10

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  1. 1
    ) Shahnoza

    Great pictures, you did a fantastic job!!! Love all of them!!!
    Faqat boshqa oyoq kiyim kiysa yaxshi bolarkan…

  2. 2
    ) Husnora

    #4,5,6, 10 perfect! 8′ga nimadir yetishmayapti?

    • Avatar of Nasim Mansurov
      ) Nasim Mansurov

      Thank you for the feedback Husnorochka! Ironically number 8 is my favorite among the 500+ pictures I took of her in our last session. I was thinking maybe if the doll was more bodily visible, it would give the story more definition. Other than that it is still my favorite image :)

  3. 4
    ) June

    Hello, could you please post a link to the silver reflector and what it looks like? Also what is ‘off-camera flash (umbrella with a single strobe)’ ?

    Thanks and great website..!

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