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Submitted on December 30, 2013

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Michael Mestrez

nice :)

Posted 7 years ago   

IVOlution !!!

Very nice capture...
I just don´t get where the light on her face bounced from? And only on her face while rest of the body is pretty underexposed....how did you achieve that effect?
Thanx 4 sharing and cheers!

Posted 7 years ago   

Ilko Allexandroff


Posted 7 years ago   

Ivan Kavaldzhiev  

Thank you :)!

There was only one strobe used for this photo. I just lightened the face in post-production. There wasn't any additional light.

Posted 7 years ago   

Tim Colston

I'm going to try that this weekend. ALthough I'll probably take it a step further with a strip light in front. This is pretty bad ass!

Posted 7 years ago   

Ivan Kavaldzhiev  

Thanks :)! Good luck with the shooting!

Posted 7 years ago   

Jānis Lanka

Ivan, why don't you upload a pre-production photo as additional setup so everyone could see the effect of light vs post-production? Thanks :)

Posted 7 years ago   

Ivan Kavaldzhiev  

I added a pre-production photo :). Thank you for the suggestion.

Posted 7 years ago   

Nathan Lee

i really like the image. i think there's another source of light. there's a catchlight on the model's eye. i think it's possible that the yn560 might have reflected from something else...or if it's outdoors, it could be from the ambient light? since the iso ended up being 2500?

Posted 7 years ago   

Ivan Kavaldzhiev  

The photograph is made outdoors. As I already said I haven't used any additional source of light except the flash behind the model. Probably it is possible that part of the light from the flash reflected back to the model but I also haven't used reflectors or something like that.

Posted 7 years ago   

Martin Steiner

Great idea, love the picturae. Thank you for sharing and the original photo!

Posted 4 years ago   

1/160 sec.


ISO: 2500

Focal Length

105 mm

Exposure Bias




Lights Used

Regular Flash



Additional Notes

For this shot I used a YN 560 flash, positioned directly behind the model's head. The flash was zoomed at 105 mm.

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