Fresh! by Mark Elshout

Formally “Getting Fresh with the Band”

“Fresh” is the newest Party Band to hit the night spots of Melbourne. As part of the bands promotions, a series of images have been created around the “fresh” theme, this image being one of them.
Featured in “Let there be Rock”, “That One Great Shot”, “Shameless Self Promotion”, “Speaking Photos” and “Australian Portraits”

This shot was created with my Nikon D700 and 50mm lense. The shot was done in completely natural light on an overcast day in front of my open balcony door with the white holland blinds pulled down.

This model is featured in my new Model Portfolio book, “Once… Twice…. Three times a Lady”.

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My interest in photography began back in high-school when I used my mother’s Olympus OM-1 to shoot sports events. I learnt to understand film, light meters and other technical issues. I bought my first SLR, a Nikon F70, when I finished uni and became more focussed on shooting portraiture, landscape and photojournalism. Since then I have not looked back opening my own business in 2009 specialising in portrait photography.

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  • NikonJohn
    NikonJohnover 5 years ago

    So bright and yet so clear. Nice work!

  • Thanks NikonJohn. I did it on my balcony at home this afternoon with an overcast day dodging raindrops. I have found my holland blinds make a nice flat background when I need one.

    – Mark Elshout

  • Darryl Fowler
    Darryl Fowlerover 5 years ago

    well captured nicely done..

  • Thanks darryl. Just having a bit of fun with a new band I am in. Doing our best to get the name out there! It is “fresh” in case you are wondering!

    – Mark Elshout

  • meowmix007
    meowmix007over 5 years ago

    WICKED! I love her expression, even tho her eyes are closed, you can still see there’s a lot going on in there

  • Can you tell that she is the sister of the “Life is a Beach” model??

    – Mark Elshout

  • gobucki
    gobuckiover 5 years ago


  • Are you convinced by the tattoo?? Took a fear bit of work getting to look like that. Her parents nearly killed her thinking she actually got a tat!

    – Mark Elshout

  • gobucki
    gobuckiover 5 years ago

    Pretty close. I had to give it a second look to tell. It might be just a bit too bright to be a real tattoo I think. It’s better than I could do though.

  • ╰⊰✿Sue✿⊱╮ Nueckel

    Awesome shot! Great work on the tattoo!!! Very impressed =)

  • Thanks Sue. I had a bit of fun!

    – Mark Elshout

  • Hannah Fenton-Williams
    Hannah Fenton-...over 5 years ago

  • Royald
    Royaldover 5 years ago

    this is fantastic!

  • Thanks Diane. I am glad you liked it.

    – Mark Elshout

  • Johnny P
    Johnny Pover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture.

  • Thanks Johnny. Appreciate the feedback.

    – Mark Elshout

  • psnoonan
    psnoonanover 5 years ago

    Great shot!

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