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Striking images about body image

THINKING: Time and again I find models saying how they don't feel attractive or have one or many defects in their bodies.

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You can create easy lomo style images with the lensbaby

THINKING: A typical way of creating out of focus areas within an image is to use a tilt-shift lens. This type of lens is made principally for architectural photography.

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Why you want to make your lens take blurred pictures - or lomo on himo.

THINKING: The continual mantra of sharpness is so prevalent in photography that we often forget the pleasure of a "pleasing lack of definition".

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Backlighting and Smoke

THINKING: Artificial smoke is often used as an atmospheric backdrop within an image. It serves to obscure and hide features.

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Anonymity 2: Candid

THINKING: By not having faces within an image we invite the viewer to look around the image and take in other aspects of the image.

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Anonymity 1: Strength

THINKING: As soon as we show a face in an image then it becomes a portrait. It becomes a study of the person.

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Additional Senses

THINKING: Photography is a visual medium. But if we can infer additional senses then we can build a stronger image.

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Wrapped

THINKING: I wish I had an industrial sized vacuum wrapping machine - I have thought I could achieve some great shots with vacuum wrapped models!

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Contrast

THINKING: On a wet and cloudy day I wanted to create an image about basking in the sun. The classic photographer's problem - an image in mind and weather that won't co-operate.

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Constrained Spaces

THINKING: If you keep plonking your models in front a plain photo backdrop - just like 99% of all other photographs - how do you hope to create something different?