This photo was taken for the Visit Kiev Ukraine website. It shows beautiful model Ekaterina posting a letter. It was taken on Instytutska Street in Kiev, opposite the National Bank of Ukraine.
- Camera: ILCE-7RM2
- Focal length: 26mm
- Flash fired: yes
- Shutter speed: 1/1600s
- Aperture: ƒ/7.1
- ISO: 200
The picture was taken with a Sony A7RII camera with a Sony FE 24 – 70 F2.8 GM lens. Off-camera flash was used; a Godox AD200 and a Godox AD-S7 soft box with diffuser.
Postprocessing was carried out in Lightroom with exposure increased by one stop and shadows increased and highlights lowered.
Ekaterina has great skin so there was minimal retouching in Photoshop. Some skin retouching was done using frequency separation, the eyes brightened, and teeth whitened slightly.
The photo was finalised by applying a Kodak Portra 400VC film emulation preset in Exposure X2.
Instytutska Street and the surrounding area is shown in the map below.
Photography: David Mottershead