Contender: Brian M. Caskie

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Brian M. Caskie

Where are you based?
Leesburg, Virginia

When did you take the photograph?
May 21, 2012

What equipment did you use?
Camera Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 85mm f/1.8

Please describe how you got this photo.
I discussed with the model a retro concept. Once she finished her hair and make up there was definitely a Marilyn Monroe vibe going on.

{loadposition inpage} Did you use any special techniques?
There was some nice soft light coming in from the window, so I used a fast lens to minimize any blur from movement by the model. I edited in Adobe Elements 10 using the Crosshatch tool to give it the look of a painting and then converted to black and white. There was also some touch up done on the skin with the Healing Brush tool to remove blemishes and some moles.

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