We found this excellent location at Pechersk Lavra, an Orthodox Christian monastery in Kiev, Ukraine.
Model Elena was shot with a Sony A7RII camera in manual mode. Off-camera flash was held camera left by assistant Lili; a Godox AD200 with a Godox AD-S7 soft box and diffuser panel.
- Camera: ILCE-7RM2
- Focal length: 33mm
- Flash fired: yes
- Shutter speed: 1/160s
- Aperture: ƒ/5.6
- ISO: 160
Basic adjustments were made in Lightroom. In Photoshop, the model’s skin was retouched (frequency separation) and there was some dodging and burning to bring out facial features.
The photo was finalised in Exposure X2 with a Fuji FP-100C film emulation effect.
The photoshoot was undertaken for tourism website Visit Kiev Ukraine.
The location of Pechersk Lavra is shown in the map below.
Photography: David Mottershead