the Shoot

Location Equipment
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I found inspiration in the film ‘Cold War’ from Director Pawel Pawlikowski, which I watched a few days before the photoshoot. The biggest challenge on the set was that everything happened in February when the temperature was below zero. It was very easy to work with people who love each other and who enjoy their love. Tajana and Đole are my perfect clients if someone asks me.
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Location Name

Plaža Vrućica

Location aDDRESS

Srpske Toplice Banja Luka 78000 Bosnia and Herzegovina


Bosnia Herzegovina

Location TYPE

Hot Spring



Nikon D750




Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4

Lens Filter


Other Equipment
No additional equipment was used.

the Shoot

Directions Composition Focus Light & Exposure
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Calm Gentle Intimate


I didn’t have to talk much on the set because the clients knew exactly what they wanted. There was no hesitation. I asked my couple to lean back then I told him (he was much taller than her) to put his head on her shoulder. I was in a position above them with the camera.

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What was said

Lean back to back. You [Guy] now lightly put your head on her shoulder and close your eyes

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Why I composed the way I did

Since my couple was in such a position where their heads were facing upwards, I wanted to find a composition where I could capture their emotions. That’s how I found myself above them with the camera pointed down. I shot this with a 35mm and later cropped the image to a square format as I felt it just balanced everything out. We have a few lines in the composition too (if you look closely); the one follows from the breasts of the girl and the other of the pecs of the man. These lines create a form of symmetry and balance and help to direct the viewer’s attention to their emotional faces.

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Center Framed Leading Lines Close Up Square Crop


Focus mode

Single point auto focus

Focus Technology

Single Shot Autofocus

Focused on

The Guys' eyes

Focus description

I chose to focus on the guys’ eyes. Since both their eyes are roughly at the same distance from me, and on the same focal plane, there was no problem keeping them both in focus. By shooting with a wide aperture, I was also able to blur out the breasts into the background.

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Shutter Speed






White Balance


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

How the light was used

I used natural light for this shot as the light was very soft and diffused due to the clouds. I knew that if I wanted to have the best light (to have a bit of highlights & shadows) I had to have them face upwards towards where the light was coming from. This created highlights on their face with a soft shadow that fell down on their sides.

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Soft Light Directional Light Natural Light Cloudy

the Shoot

Editing & Presets
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Editing &

Editing Software used

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Preset Used

Own personal Presets

How I edited this image

I edited this shot in Lightroom and converted it into Black & White. I wanted to have the feeling of nostalgia that you often get when looking at film photos, so i edited it to keep the whites from blowing out and the blacks from being too harsh. I then added in quite a lot of grain to really give it a texture. Finally, I created a manual vignette with the radial brush to have even more control over where the darkened edges were happening.

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Challenges Solutions Advice

Challenges & Solutions

Events that were challenging during the shoot

The biggest challenge on the set was that everything happened in February when the temperature was below zero. Fortunately, these are thermal hot waters, so the clients agreed to the challenge.

Solutions I found

I try to talk as little as possible so that they can sink into that “wave of love”.


Use natural light and do not be afraid of shadows because they are an integral part of good photography.
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Pticica Weddings

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