raphaella Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Raphaella (video)

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

maja boots wide shooting lines Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

AOP part 14: Shooting the Boots

I've already mentioned the boots. They really quite odd to look at as they seem to defy gravity According to Maja they are surprisingly comfortable and stable.

shane alex Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

alex and shane (video)

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

background gel tonal range photography Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

AOP part 13: Coloured Gels - Different Gel

After playing with the blue gel creating the red environment I wanted to switch to a cooler, cinematic tone.

jammylou Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

JammyLou (video)

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

angle tilted tilt lines german Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

AOP part 12: Dutch Angle

I'm a big fan of the "Dutch" angle - the tilted frame. At one time I would use an automated script to allow me to select images as shot and with a 20 degree tilt forward and backward.

chocolate stronger graphic wonderfully warmed Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Nude in chocolate

This is warmed chocolate sauce, a wonderfully graphic prop for photography. Lighting Diagram The cove is lit to balance the front main light to right hand side.

maja tones skin darker contrast Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

AOP part 11: Colour Gels Post Processing

This is a closer image of Maja. I wanted to explore that high contrast look of the previous image. Here I used two layers, with the top layer blend mode set to "soft light".

sammie Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

Sammie H (video)

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

balance raw flash file technique Simon Q. Walden, FilmPhotoAcademy.com, sqw, FilmPhoto, photography

AOP part 10: Coloured Gels Technique

Here is a test shot using a straight daylight white balance but using the blue gel on the strobe. You get what you would expect - a blue cast to the whole space.