© Roy Cox


Uploaded: April 30, 2003


Nikon F5, 80-200mm Tokina


Mette Vendelboe Allison April 30, 2003

She sure is a beauty, and so is your photo. Great in b&w and wonderfully composed. Good luck with this one. #33043

Connie L. Carpenter May 26, 2019

I love the pose and the way you shot the photo... very nice work... it really jumps off the page of thumbnails. #90148

Peggy Wolff May 26, 2019

Beautiful pose Roy, I really love this one! Great lines. #90166

Jim Miotke My Courses May 26, 2019

Beautiful, Roy! Can you share with us your lighting technique here? How did you get this lovely soft light? Is that a seamless paper white backdrop? #90595

Roy Cox May 26, 2019

Thanks everyone for taking your time to view the shot. I appreciate the compliments.

This shot was done as a 4 picture series with the model facing to both side and to the front and back. Her profile was really strong so I knew this was going to be the keeper.

The background is a large seemless medium grey paper lit from the left side with one reflected head. The light is also flagged to keep some of the spill from hitting the dark side of the model.

The model is positioned about 15 feet away from the background where she is lit from the right side with a large softbox positioned slightly higher than her face. It was difficult to get the correct amount of falloff on the background so I had to darken the right side of the background slightly in Photoshop.

I'm pretty sure I remember shooting this around f8 at 90s. The series was originally in color but afterwards was transfered to black and white to keep that classic portrait kind of look that I feel better suited the set. Text was then added as a proof for my client.

Thanks again all for taking your time to write. #90666

Connie L. Carpenter May 26, 2019

Congratulations... I knew this was a great photo. #101018

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe May 26, 2019

A beautiful portrait, Roy! Being a beginner and having no experience with portraits, I really appreciate your detailed description of the process! Congratulations and good luck! This will definitely be a winner! #101025

Mette Vendelboe Allison May 26, 2019

I agree with Gary. Good luck! #101049

Penny Duncan May 26, 2019

Congrats on being a finalist. This is really excellent work. Quite beautiful and I know that didn't happen by chance. #101257

Judy M. Sayers May 26, 2019

Congrats Roy!! Excellent photo. #101325

Debbie S. May 26, 2019

Congratulations Roy...I missed this one before...I love her curved pose and the light is just gorgeous! Nice job... #101366

Monika Sapek May 26, 2019

Roy – I just love the pose of this lady here. She has an absolutely beautiful profile! I think it is one of my favorite photos of yours. Really great! Many congratulations! #102150

May 26, 2019

Congratulations Roy! Great job. I really love this picture. It is so unique. #102160

Guy D. Biechele level-classic May 26, 2019

A strikingly beautiful portrait! Contrats, Roy. +Guy #103322

Bernard B. Travers May 26, 2019

Great photograph, man. Congratulations on your win. #105084

Roy Cox May 26, 2019

thank you all for your wonderful compliments and for taking the time to write. I really do appreciate it. Congrats to all the winners. #105193

May 26, 2019

Hi Roy. I have to agree with all the comments made here, it is really a great photo. Question: which kind of film did you use for this shot. Any saturated film? I'm having a personal battle about the films. #105587

Cathy M. Gromball May 26, 2019

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Roy! Your portraits are always excellent, and this one is no exception!

Cathy :) #106381

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