Before
the Shoot

Location Equipment
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Shadows always inspire me, they are everywhere and almost at all times and sometimes they go so unnoticed, when I saw these shadows I realized the possibility of placing my couple in a complementary way to it, where I could use the shadow and the pillar as frame.
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Location

Location Name

Museum of the Indian

Location aDDRESS

Zona Cívico-Administrativa Em frente ao Memorial JK, Brasília

Country

Brazil

Location TYPE

Art Exhibit

Equipment

Camera

5D Mark III

Flash

None

Lens

Canon 24mm f/1.4

Lens Filter

None

Other Equipment
No additional equipment was used.

During
the Shoot

Directions Composition Focus Light & Exposure
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Directions

Tone of Directions

Calm

Action of Directions

Posed Serious Sitting

Description

I placed the couple in frames separated by the pillar so that the light cut part of the woman’s face and I placed the man in a sitting position so that he could better fit into the scene, after which I asked him to think about the good things they have experienced so far. and that she, with her eyes closed, put her head towards the light and that he followed my voice, also with his eyes closed.

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What was said

guys I want to take a picture at that door, I’m going to ask you Julia (female) to stand here on the right side, as straight as possible with your arms straight to the body and you José (male) will be on the left side sitting in the most comfortable way possible , from now on I want you to close your eyes and think about the best things you’ve experienced this year , Julia ( woman ) I want you to direct your face towards the sun with your eyes closed and José ( man ) to direct your face towards mine voice

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Composition

Why I composed the way I did

I framed it so that the shadows could become a frame, but to not be just another photo with shadows framing it, I let the shadow cut across the woman’s face to break this rule and create a more interesting photo.

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Compositional Rules

Leading Lines Rule of Thirds

Compositional Framing

Center Framed

Focus

Focus mode

Autofocus

Focus Technology

Single Shot Autofocus

Focused on

in the woman

Focus description

Focusing was very straightforward as there was enough light and contrasts to allow my camera to find it’s focus lock. I positioned the focus point over the woman for no particular reason; simply because both subjects were at the same distance from me. Both would be in focus in this situation.

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Shutter Speed

1/1000

Aperture

f/20

ISO

1000

White Balance

Auto

Other Light Sources
No additional light sources were used.
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Light &
Exposure

How the light was used

As we were at the end of the day, we were getting close to the golden hour, this undoubtedly helped at the time of creation as the light did not leave marks on the models, yet it was also strong enough to cast strong shadows. It was important that I saw these harsh shadows as they play a massive role in the overall image. I exposed for the highlights in the image so that I’d have an easier time editing later on.

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Type of light

Natural Light

Time of Day

Afternoon

Quality of LIght

Harsh Directional

Weather

Sunny

After
the Shoot

Editing & Presets
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Editing &
Presets

Editing Software used

Adobe Lightroom CC

Preset Used

Ballad

How I edited this image

I don’t use Photoshop but edited the image in Lightroom. I used the modified ballad presets, where I left the photo with a warmer tone and increased the light exposure.

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Conclusion

Challenges Solutions Advice

Challenges & Solutions

Events that were challenging during the shoot

This was a public area with lots of people moving around which could have resulted in people crossing into the frame as we were taking the picture.

Solutions I found

We just waited until we had a clear moment and then took the shot as it happened to be clear.

Advice

What I learned from this photo is that we need to be attentive and allow ourselves to do what we always believe
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Photographed by

Eli Barbosa

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