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Latest photos of Pavlina

These are 6 photos from my latest 1-hour test shoot with Pavlina Atanassova from VISAGES agency.

I was hoping to get some nice lighting on location, using two SB-800 flashes with remote triggers, but I ended up using one flash with box umbrella hold by the boyfriend of Pavlina, since I was in a hurry and forgot the stand heads in the studio. Using the assistant, I couldn’t rise-up the light high enough to obtain what I needed as light direction. Despite the problem, I was able to obtain some good images. Not what I initially wanted, but quite acceptable.

First three in color. These were shot using the PC Micro Nikkor 85/2.8 – one of my favorite Nikkor lenses.

And three more in B&W. These were shot using the AF-S Nikkor 70-200/2.8G, all at the widest aperture setting, first two at 200mm and the last one at 70mm.

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Some BW photos from an old house in the beautiful village of Zheravna, Bulgaria

I found an old house, walking in the village of Zheravna, in Bulgaria… The house is wooden, with some stone walls, and is rated to be a part of the Bulgarian cultural heritage and especially a fine example of the traditional architecture and building craftsmanship.

The house is maybe 200 and more years old (estimate based on similar houses age), and is very photogenic. I wish I had a fashion model on hand to shoot with inside this wooden beauty. I may bring one next time I go there…

Here are the photos. Not too interesting, but I hope you will like them.

All the photos where shot with my Nikon camera and converted from NEF to JPG using a trial version of Apple’s Аperture. I’ll try the software for some days (26 left) and will publish a comparison with other RAW processing software I use. For now, Aperture looks and works fine, as you can see with these (small size) photos.

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Latest portraits of Pavlina

My latest work with Pavlina from VISAGES agency, Bulgaria.

Shot in just 20 minutes in my office with Nikon camera and single studio flash.

Pavlina Atanassova - beauty model

Pavlina Atanassova - beauty model

Pavlina Atanassova - beauty model

Pavlina Atanassova - beauty model

One hour shoot with Geya Antonova

These are selected photos from old mini-session with the famous Bulgarian model Geya Antonova.

This was not a real session, but a test shoot for a commercial, that was done later. The client wanted to see how Geya performs in front of my camera.

No lighting was used, nor even a reflector, just available daylight. The mini session was just an hour long, but we succeeded to make some very lovely images IMHO.

Latest shoot with Pavlina

Model: Pavlina Atanassova
VISAGES agency
Photographer: Nikolay Dimitrov