Maid In The Mist

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“There’s a smoke machine in the other room if you want to use it?” Erm… yes! Yes I do want to use it! I want to take a photo in the dark! With lights & candles & drama & aweomeness. So we made this.

Maid In The Mist - Maid In The Mist Photographed by Rick Nunn

Lighting Diagram

Lighting Diagram for Maid In The Mist


  • Camera: Canon 5D MkII
  • Lens: Canon 50mm F/1.4
  • Flashes: Canon 580ex & 430ex
  • Accessories: 2 light stands, 2 light brackets, 1 Westcott Apollo, a tripod & RF-602 Triggers

Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/60th
  • Aperture: F/1.4
  • ISO: 640


  • As always you’re great :)
    Do you use Photoshop for color correction or any other issues that may be in the picture?

  • Very atmospheric, love it! Makes you want to know the story of why she is there, what happened to her!

  • Sick dude!

    Effin classy!

  • Have had a mostly offline weekend, so almost missed this. Absolutely stellar and atmospheric work, Nunn.

  • You stunned me again..

  • love the atmosphere in this!:)

  • Interesting composition photo I like the look and props used here

  • Awesome photo dude – my only criticism (and I’m probably being overly critical here) is that the face is a bit over-processed. Just around the eye/nose seems to have lost a lot of detail

  • Ben

    Were you supposed to miss focus on her face?

  • Just for you Ben here is a 100% crop of her face in this shot —

  • Ben

    Then the editing you have applied to her face has caused it to lose a lot of detail. It doesn’t look nice – maybe just some masking on the face to tone it down a bit, as it looks great for the rest of the shot.

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