This photo was taken as part of a photoshoot for the Visit Kiev Ukraine tourism website. The location is St Sophia’s Cathedral, a 13-dome cathedral in Kiev city centre.
Professional model Olga was shot with a Sony A7RII camera and a Sony FE 16 – 35 F4 ZA OSS lens.
- Camera: ILCE-7RM2
- Focal length: 16mm
- Flash fired: yes
- Shutter speed: 1/100s
- Aperture: ƒ/7.1
- ISO: 200
Off-camera flash was used; a Godox AD200 with a Godox AD-S7 soft box and diffusion panel attached. It was held camera left by assistant Lili.
Basic image adjustments were made in Lightroom. In Photoshop the skin was retouched, eyes whitened, and dodging/burning performed to bring out her beautiful facial features.
To complete the photo, a Kodak Gold 100 film emulation preset was applied in Exposure X2.
St Sophia's Cathedral
St Sophia's Cathedral and the surrounding area is shown in the map below.