BeScouted Photo Contest Week 1: Portrait

I took this picture of my friend @wednesdaymiller after we spent a day out hiking and taking her senior portraits. This was back when @jasonrussell and I used to do impromptu living room shoots just for fun.

We decided that we were still having fun taking pictures, so we invited our friend @sallyswitchblade over to model and shoot with us! This shot features @wednesdaymiller with @sallyswitchblade's pet red tailed boa, Slither.

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Shot with a single light softbox with Canon Digital Rebel, 50mm lens
ISO 200, f1.8 @1/800 sec

Thanks for looking! I'm excited that @bescouted has started a fun new photography contest!

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Great shot and thank you for your entry. Who on earth can think of getting such a pet lol And looks that your whole company is on Steemit already lol :)

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We're gradually recruiting all of our friends ;) And I was super nervous around that snake! I began with a zoom lens and eventually gathered the courage to shoot with the 50mm after I realized how calm and friendly Slither was. But snakes still give me the creeps :p

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They do to me too. And even more so the spiders! lol if you have spent some more time around it maybe you would have taken macro lens lol

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Slither is such a perfect name! Great photo! :D

Most unusual “scarf” @melodyrussell :) Must be seen. Upvoted, resteemed & DPS.

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I would never be brave enough to wear such a scarf! Luckily, I was behind the camera :) Thanks @photo-trail!

Took me while ... oh, it's not a scarf - How COOL is that ... great photo, Melody

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I absolutely second that ... very cool!!

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Ha! You can thank @photo-trail for the clever scarf remark. ;) And thanks @yuccarose and @peterheckmann!

Ooooooh. Good shot!!

Sneks dont do me no frighten lol and definitely not a scarf.

But for real, he was calm and relaxed and didn't seem to mind being under those hot ass lights.

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You're so much braver than me @wednesdaymiller. But I do have to admit, he was a pretty friendly little dude. Still... snakes just aren't for me!

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He LOVED those lights! Great shot :)