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Beautiful Chantel Elloway
Canon Xti (400D), 50mm f/1.4 lens, f/3.5, 1/160, ISO 100, Processing with PS.

I was a guest judge for the LG Denim DIY fashion competition on Thursday morning and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to snap a shot of a stunning Vancouver model. We popped outside Pacific Centre for a few minutes. I didn’t have a bounce and it was a bit dark, so I asked her to stand next to a white wall. This reflected some nice soft light on her face and hair.

The background was fairly dull, mainly shaded buildings and and street lamps, with the exception of a few sparkly circles of bokeh. I thought it would enhance the photo more lovely bokeh framing her, so I went in and hand painted a bunch more in Photoshop. By individually cloning the existing bokeh circles on different layers with varying opacity, I was able to blend the painted bokeh into the photo.

Lisa photographing Chantel 

I have a beauty shoot booked with lovely her next week. I’m really exited to get some more great pictures with her.

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    March 11, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    I was thinking the background was perhaps a little busy at first, but then it does seem to compliment her hair and necklace.

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    March 14, 2009 at 9:11 AM

    Hello dear, Love the photography focus of your blog and the redesign. Great photo of the model, she is gorgeous, one detail – she is so beautiful naturally, no need for these lashes in my opinion…

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    March 14, 2009 at 2:45 PM

    Those eyelashes are ridonkulous and nice ps skillz. I hardly ever use photoshop anymore since my new found love for LR2.

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    March 15, 2009 at 11:25 AM

    I think her eye lashes are nice,
    very good looking girl.
    Great shot.
    Don’t change a thing!!!


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    Afif Tabish
    March 16, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    You look like a paparazzi in the second photo. Anyways, damn she is blazing hot.

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    Urban Dweller
    March 20, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    We did a model profile on Chantel a few months ago. She is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Great photos Lisa! :)

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    Jon Inchina
    March 25, 2009 at 2:47 AM

    Wow. Chantel’s eyes are amazing. No wonder she became a model.
    Thanks for sharing that great photo!

    PS. You were great on the MacHeist Bundle3 live show. I think you blew out the servers! You have charisma! Relax knowing that you have so many fans out there. No matter what happens, re the production, you will come out on top!


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