Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 09, 2007

Awesome image! #757926

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 09, 2007

Skyy, What an AWESOME portrait! Sure, it always helps to start with a gorgeous model, but the lighting and overall results are superb!!!
Wonderful job!
--Lisa #4904903

October 09, 2007

This is awesome! Your lighting is so beautiful! #4905020

Skyy McKendry October 09, 2007

Thanks, Ellen, Lisa & Ramie! A beautiful model is 80% of a great photo. I forgot to mention that I retouched this using the Glitterguru's (Suzette Troche-Stapp) retouching technique. You can learn how do do it here:


cheryl m. phillips October 09, 2007

~cheryl #4905452

Skyy McKendry October 09, 2007

Thanks, Cheryl! I think I'm finally learning a little about light. #4905457

Chastity Abbott October 10, 2007

Beautiful and flawless!!! Awesome work! #4909910

Janine Russell level-deluxe October 12, 2007

Skyy, beautiful portrait; great clarity and lighting. #4918167

Toni Riggs October 15, 2007

Wonderful lighting and composition. Beautiful! #4930942

Tracy H. Perry October 26, 2007

Beautiful portrait!! #4986364

Skyy McKendry October 27, 2007

Thanks again, everyone! I saw Sabrina last night & she's very happy with this. #4991102

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I shot this today for Sabrina - an 18 year-old who just got her real estate license & needed shots for her business cards. The lighing set up is as follows: a Mola 33" beauty dish with a diffuser at full power above & in front of Sabrina about 3 feet, a 4X6' Photoflex Softbox on the floor pointed up at her at 1/2 power. I built a 3 sided "sentry box" with 4X8' 1/2" foam core with silver Mylar emergency blankets glued to the inside so that the box forms & upside down "U." The Mylar acts as a reflector & hair light & reflects the two main lights evenly around the model. I use Profofo lighting but I'm sure any good flash system will work.

Uploaded on October 09, 2007

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