Arab Roots – Portrait Shoot

Portrait of Casey --- Copyright 2012 Nick Nieto

For a while now Casey and I have been planning on doing a small portrait session to commemorate her “Arab” Roots. She was born in Saudi Arabia and therefore has a very deep connection to that part of the world and ultimately left her a desire to see the world and learn more about other cultures. While we were in Morocco we kept seeing women in all types of dress from the conservative and traditional to more western clothing. We wanted to put together a little shoot to share both parts and I love the results.

On the technical side of things – this was an opportunity to try a new lighting modifier. I recently got an Apollo medium softbox and this was the perfect opportunity to try it out experiment with it. I really liked it and felt it had a great balance of softness but at the same time being very directional and controllable. I had another light behind her just to add a bit of glow and rim to her shape.

I hope you like it. Let me know if you have any thoughts / ideas / or Critiques.

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