cierra_2360cIf photography is light, then lighting is everything. It’s the way in which the photographer manipulates his or her light that sets them apart from the others and distinguishes their style as an artist.

I use a Beauty Dish exclusively as my light modifier of choice, now indoors and out. The Beauty Dish magically enhances skin and makeup pigments, making it the perfect choice as a main or primary fill, especially with portraiture and obviously with makeup photography. The design versatility of e-Photo’s new 16″ Beauty Dish can be utilized to achieve stunning results every single time. Now adding the 28″ Fotodiox portable/studio kit Beauty Dish to my arsenal I am ready for any situation indoors or out. These kits designed for speed lights are usually very easily adaptable to your studio equipment. Simply remove the speed-light bracket and they mount right up to my Alien Bees. The ePhoto 16″ and the Fotodiox 28″ Dishes both do. If you are not using Bees, you should do a little research to ensure they will meet your own needs.

In chapter I, (Shooting With a Beauty Dish) we learned all about the Beauty Dish history, design qualities and the reflective qualities of several different Beauty Dish’s in general. Now we are going to concentrate on utilizing the Beauty Dish as a fill light in harsher lighting conditions.

The principles of shooting outdoors are identical to that of a studio. The environmental challenges can be infinite and extreme, but the pain of it all is so rewarding once you have pulled off that perfect shot. Nothing from the studio can compare to that killer outdoor shot.

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Cierra Peel: is very talented, dedicated professional with an attitude to excel at her gift of modeling. She keeps her body in such great shape by playing Collegiate basketball. Besides her obvious beauty and flawless completion Cierra, is very creative and consistently demonstrates this with her vast répertoire of flattering poses, it’s next to impossible to take a bad picture while shooting with her. Cierra brings a refreshing enthusiasm and excitement to the photoshoot. She is fun, personable, great to shoot and easy to collaborate with, Cierra is very proactive and detail oriented. Cierra has great fashion sense and eye for coordination, which is classy, mainstream and in today’s style. Cierra is an accomplished with her own hair and makeup and always looks immaculate. Cierra is signed to a non-exclusive contract withCity Models in San Francisco, CA.

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Welcome to my site! I am an award winning, freelance Commercial Photographer, a Photojournalist and Graphic Artist with over forty years of experience. I like to consider myself more of an artist than anything else. I was first published at the age of 16 and have been published numerous time since in magazines, trade journals, and newspapers. I specialize creatively in architecture, beauty photography, product advertising, sports and modeling portfolio development. Photography is the driving force of my life and the essence of my soul, it’s in my DNA. I look at all things in an artistic way, from the simplicity of a drop of dew on a blade of grass to the complexities of a ballet or opera.

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