Emily Wands – Professional Freelancer Model

Emily Wands is nothing less than a sculptural girl with a ton of beauty , class and intelligence, we worked together one single time and I had a blast taking her pictures.

She was born in a little town of North Carolina and now lives in Chattanooga TN, she is a Nuclear Medical technologist and has a passion for horses, her hair is strawberry blonde and she is 24 years old.

Most of the shots were on the theme of Glamour Photography, this is a genre of photography in which the subjects are portrayed in erotic poses ranging from fully clothed to nude. You can follow her work on instagram.

How many photographers can brag that their model is a nuclear technologist? Well this is what you can do when you work with Emily, she is a sweet person, very composed and serious at work, what I mean by serious is that she takes modeling seriously and in a professional manner.
Modeling is not her core source of income but something she loves doing and working with photographers.
I had the opportunity to work with her in a workshop in TN, we were at a cabin for 4 days taking pictures and enjoying the nature.

Emily Wands

Emily has a very bubbly personality, and she will show your her beautiful smile all the time.

We used the big bedroom which had a king bed, I set up a large umbrella with a softener and a used a back strobe to fill, I could have added a ring flash but the catch light was just great, using the ND-8 I could maintain my Aperture at 2.8 and this way maintain that shallow depth of field.

Shooting with a shallow depth of field is “having a plane that’s in focus, and everything else is out of focus,” explains experienced photographer Jeff Carlson. It’s a technical choice, influenced by the aperture on your lens. “If you have a wide aperture, the lens is letting in more light,” says Carlson. “The more light that gets in, the more you get that shallow depth of field effect.”

Shallow depth of field is achieved by shooting photographs with a low f-number, or f-stop — from 1.4 to about 5.6 — to let in more light. This puts your plane of focus between a few inches and a few feet. Depending on your subject and area of focus point, you can blur the foreground or background of your image. With a smaller f-stop number — a wider aperture — more light enters your camera. This means your shutter speed should be fast enough to avoid overexposure or blowing out the whites in your photograph. Understanding the relationship between all your settings on a DSLR camera — aperture, shutter speed, focal length, and ISO — is crucial to successful shallow depth of field. For example, the longer your focal length, the shallower your depth of field.

Black and White – Emily Wands

Another method of getting a shallow depth of field is to increase the distance between the camera, your subject, and your background. Even if you don’t own a lens that is capable of very wide apertures such as f/1.4, you can get a nice effect by moving away from the subject and zooming in on them, or making sure they’re separated from the background. A person standing 20 feet from a group of trees will create a softer background than if the person is leaning against one of the trees, or a solid wall.

Successful shallow depth of field.
“As a new photographer, if you want to highlight a subject, shallow depth of field is one of the easiest ways to do it,” says photographer Derek Boyd. It’s a wonderful tool that helps direct your viewer to what’s important in the image. By highlighting one point, and softly blurring the rest of the composition, you can add significance to your photograph. You can also use it to “defocus something to pique someone’s interest, and make them wonder more about it,” says photographer Stephen Klise — making the subject softly blurred can add depth and intrigue to an image.

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