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Symmetry

THINKING: This location looks very busy in the final image - but on arrival there was even more stuff spread around than you see now!

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Sammie H - Mirror Shot (video)

"Nudes Deconstructed" - a short YouTube video discussion of an image.

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AOP part 34: Avoiding the Obvious

Now with a big post like this right in the shot it would be so tempting to do the obvious and use it for some pole dancing type shots.

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AOP part 33: DoubleTrouble

Just a quick aside, I've been involved with judging photo competitions and exhibitions for years. If you give your image a clever title, I can guarantee that us judges have heard it before.

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AOP part 32: Striking

And now we have the exact opposite. I have increased the saturation of key elements and pushed the contrast at the extremes as far as I can safely go.

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Strong Backgrounds

THINKING: This image was shot on location in a night club. There were many spaces with interesting decoration around the club.

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JammyLou - Bright Red (video)

"Nudes Deconstructed" - a short YouTube video discussion of an image.

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AOP part 31: Removing Drama

In most images we are looking to add impact, our standard tools for this will be saturation and contrast.

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PhotoShoot: Who's That Girl

It's amazing what a difference a wig makes, whether it's a fun one or a better quality wig as in this shoot.

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AOP part 30: 'Sperimenting Some More

So of course I tried some more experiments, this time so that Maja was more clearly defined within her own space around the edges and letting the centre do whatever needs to be done to accommodate the final pseudo-kaleidoscope treatment.