Portrait: Nasheeka Nedsreal

Nasheeka - New Orleans, LA Portrait Session

I had the opportunity recently to photograph local New Orleans dancer Nasheeka Nedsreal.  Besides the obvious fact that she is simply beautiful, Nasheeka was a joy to work with.  More photos, and shooting notes after the jump.

Nasheeka - New Orleans, LA Portrait Session

Nasheeka - New Orleans, LA Portrait Session

Nasheeka - New Orleans, LA Portrait Session

Nasheeka - New Orleans, LA Portrait Session

Thoughts & Shooting Notes

All images were taken with relatively the same lighting setup:

  • white background (roll of white paper)
  • 2 – 3 mono-lights
  • Large Octobox, Small Softbox, 20° grid
  • Canon 5d Mk ii

On most of the shots, a 3 light setup was used. One mono-light was fired from a boom arm, camera right/overhead, through a large octobox. To give Sheeka a bit of separation from the white background, the second mono-light was fired from camera left and behind the subject, through a 20° grid. The third light was shot from camera right and about waist high, through a small softbox to give the pants a bit of definition.

The head-shot and lean-in pose were both shot using only the first two lights described above.

All clothing designed and provided by Amanda deLeon Clothing.

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2 Responses to “Portrait: Nasheeka Nedsreal”

  1. jHo says:

    These are really awesome man, the second one is my favorite, interesting perspective.

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