Model of the Day »

[1 Sep 2016 | ]

Model of the Day

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General Photography, Modelling »

[30 Aug 2016 | ]

 
Oops, I’m a bit slow putting this online here, but I’ve been experimenting with mixing video with stills.  This is Harriett being a bit bonkers on the video and pulling out some of her wonderful poses in the stills.
 

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Critiques »

[30 Aug 2016 | ]

 
These are Ian’s pictures taken during the recent RPS workshop with myself, Graham Whistler and Clive Haynes.   After every workshop I run attendees can send me images for review once they’ve had a chance to edit and post-process them.
 

Here we have two crops and tones of the same image.   I really like the black and white image, but the colour one has a really odd colour cast to it.
 
Looking at the set as a whole I’m not sure if this is a deliberate choice, an incorrect setting of …

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Modelling »

[29 Aug 2016 | ]

 
Warning: The images from this photo shoot are much stronger sexually than my usual material.  
 
I shall be posting images from this shoot over several different posts.    We shot for a 12 hours that day with a very deliberate aim to produce a range from glamorous (but not glamour) to the downright smutty.   It was a day to explore a very sexy girl, being very sexual. 
 

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Technique »

[29 Aug 2016 | ]

Movement

THINKING:
Shooting in studio with flash means that often too much is frozen in mid-movement leading to very static action shots.
This has its definite purpose, that freezing of motion can be dramatic and powerful or just plain intriguing. But sometimes you really want flowing and dynamic action.
This image with Nikki Pixie has been treated afterwards to create the multiple exposure effect.
SEEING:
In many ways, everything is wrong about this picture. It is burnt out, the hands are cropped off, little is sharp and the colours are out.
Yet, that is exactly the point …

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Q&A »

[27 Aug 2016 | ]

 
Q: “I’ve been trying to fix different cookies onto my flash unit to make interesting shadow shapes, but the shadows are really soft, not hard edged like i want them.   What am I doing wrong?”

 
Ooh, tricky question.  Ok first let’s define what I think you are asking.
 
Let’s say you want to create the effect of window blinds being shadowed onto a wall behind a subject (I’m sure I’ve got a picture somewhere, but I’m darned if I can find it).
 
So you put a flash some window blinds and you see …

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