The temperature outside was -15°C so both myself and model Tonya were relieved to find some warmth in the Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho Metro Station.
We’d been shooting for the Visit Kiev Ukraine tourism website and were travelling from Khreshchatyk to the Gulliver shopping mall when I took this photo.
- Camera: ILCE-7RM2
- Focal length: 34mm
- Flash fired: yes
- Shutter speed: 1/50s
- Aperture: ƒ/4.5
- ISO: 1000
The photo was taken with a Sony A7RII camera in manual mode. Off-camera flash was used; a Godox AD360 with AD-S7 diffuser.
Basic adjustments were made in Lightroom (highlights, shadows, exposure etc.). In Photoshop the skin was retouched, and facial features dodged and burned.
A Kodak E100S film preset was applied in Exposure X2 to finalise the image.
Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho Metro Station
Ploshcha Lva Tolstoho Metro Station and the surrounding area is shown in the map below.