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July 2, 2012
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 1, 2012, 10:58:01 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Macintosh
Sensor Size
Passion by Kendra-Paige Passion by Kendra-Paige
Model & MUA: Natalia Rivera
Photography By: :iconkendra-paige:

I've been asked by my place of work to create an introductory training course in order to familiarize consumers with DSLRs. This shot was taken during a last-minute photoshoot in order to obtain images for use in the presentation. Working with the Rivera sisters is always a pleasure, burning Florida heat notwithstanding.

Comments and feedback are always appreciated!

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Hi,..I really love this photo the pose is perfect and every thing in this is perfect I really love the background and how you blur it it looks great and the skin of the person in this photo looks so flawless and the shines (i am not really knowing what is it) looks great~! Even the colors of her dress looks great..I really really love the way you put for her (or for you i don't really know) the make up and her hair looks shiny and great..The photo is really great and nice i really loved it:D
Have a nice day ^^
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ArmarielRoZita Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and are a very fine photographer!
artboy-narender Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
beautiful ...... love love love
Danideng Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful !
ThomasJergel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Long time, no comment. :D

Already have this as a favorite, and wanted to revisit it, and you. :)
Very good colors, a flattering pose, great colors and a good close crop.
Also, what kind of post-work do you do on your photos?
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Photographer
Hey, there! I'm always happy to hear from you. =)

Thank you for the kind words.

I try to keep the post-processing to a minimum, because I really don't enjoy doing it. For this image I just did selective color changing in Photoshop and used a gradient overlay. Natalia's a great MUA with very good skin, so the retouching was very minimal. The blurring effect I did by shooting through leaves. About it!
ThomasJergel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic to see how two people with such skill create something so captivating. :)
I would have loved to join you for a (in)formal shoot someday just to see how you work and simply getting to know you better, both as a photographer, a person and as someone I admire. :)
It certainly won't be tomorrow - it's quite a distance from Norway to USA, would have been nice, though. :)

I like your photography style. :)
You've got a fan and friend in me. ^_^ Toy Story - You've Got A Friend In Me
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012   Photographer
I've never worked with another photographer before, but it'd certainly be interesting! I don't even know what my 'style' is like when doing a photo shoot, but I imagine easy going and amiable is the best description, haha. I'm not one of those overly commanding photographers, I prefer to gently lead my models into the poses / expressions I want. Depending on the rapport with the model, I may be more direct.

Glad to have a friend. =) I have so few on DA.
Artman2112 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
omg, beautiful!
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Photographer
Thank you. =)
hollyelizabethjane Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Your amazing work has been featured in The Best of The Best Photos group blog! [link]

I really love this portrait! very nice work (:
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