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Helen of Troy by Kendra-Paige Helen of Troy by Kendra-Paige
Model: Isabelle
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Photography: :iconkendra-paige:

Isabelle is the first person I had ever photographed, seven years ago when I was a young teenager in high school. This portrait shows my journey from the beginning until today.

These are the first portraits I ever did, a 2.0 megapixel point and shoot Fujifilm camera in a broom closet:

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Elena had perhaps the most curly hair but this is a detail considering the beauty of the model. Personally I think a too closed and the upper cut too close to the edge and left of the photograph. The pose is sensual but not vulgar. The focus is very good on the eyes that draw the attention of the beholder. Beautiful skin tones are realistic and undistorted. The background color was chosen well with a neutral tone that much off the subject and makes it even more realistic and deep, calling at the same time the color of the eyes.
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SuperDuperCCD Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I'm intrigued: Why in a broom closet?  And what else did you do to capture those scenes?
DudelRok Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That is all kinds of fantastic. The name of the photo gives me a frame of mind to approach the image with and from there I can give a nod as I see that this is a woman men would fight to ... er... I'll go with "have" even though it has negative connotations. I'm at a loss for what else I could describe that as.
VintageWarmth Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   General Artist
Simply beautiful! :)
Optionator Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I like the pose and the long soft hair! The lips are the perfect contrast to the background and the view in the endlessness is just perfect! I like that picture!
steveearl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
i love this portrait, the lighting is perfect, can i ask do you spend a lot of time in post production? as the skin tones and smoothness are beautiful, or is it that the model is is just so perfect? your photography is first rate!
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Photographer
Thank you for the kind words!

I don't enjoy post-production, so I try to limit the amount of time I spend doing it. This one I mostly just cleaned up stray strands, the rest was very subtle editing. Isabelle is a stunning woman, and the lighting setup I used helped to give her skin a pretty glow in-camera.

Thank you again!
steveearl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
thanks for your reply to my question, you've captured her beautifully, and your welcome:-)
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Unique profile. Very nice shot :)
Kiara-Vestigium Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
it really is a great picture. And I think you can tell that you have come some way :)
Very nice portrait of a beautiful model. That shade of lipstick suits her really well :heart:
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Photographer
Thank you so much. We had originally started with a brighter red, and I had it changed to oxblood, which I think worked beautifully.

I appreciate your comment! :hug:
You are quite welcome:iconflowerplz:
Black-Sweater Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifull X3333
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Photographer
Thanks. =)
Black-Sweater Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no probs X333
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Submitted on
March 12, 2013
Image Size
13.4 MB


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Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
85 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 11, 2013, 8:56:51 PM
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.3 (Macintosh)