Featured Photographer – Scott Robert Lim


1. Tell us a bit about the image

I took the image in China in 2015 in Beijing. I just loved the the dress and because of it’s length, I had to find a way to get her higher so I could showcase all of the dress. I saw this dark industrial area and i just loved the contrast between the red and dark texture and play between, young, delicate and beautiful vs. dark, antiquated industrial.


2. What inspired you to take the shot?

My inspiration really started with the red dress and how long it was, from there I kept thinking, how can I really showcase this beautiful model and her red dress. I need something dramatic and larger than life feeling.


3. What gear did you use for the shot including lighting?

Camera Sony ILCE-7M2 Lens FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS ISO 125 Focal Length 19.0 mm (19.0 mm in 35mm) Aperture f/9 Exposure Time 0.01s (1/100) I used a single bare Flash, Strobie 330 that was raised high above her head to pop the red a bit, increase the contrast and sharpness.


4. Tell us about the editing process?

I wanted a “fine art” feeling, a cross between a portrait and a painting. I had to make the background very dark, but keep some highlight and shadow to give it depth. I toned it a bit by adding a blue feel to enhance the cold feeling in the background. I added the snowflake/dust texture for added depth.


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Instagram: @scottrobertlim

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