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AOP part 39: Frame Within a Frame and Posing Assist

I've talked before about door frames and their use. This is a classic example of how it works both as a frame within a frame and a posing assist.

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AOP part 38: Stop Shooting Square On

Somehow all portrait photographers are programmed to shoot square on to the background. It really does take some effort of will to move the camera off the perpendicular and go for some angled shots.

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Artemis Fauna - Studio Day Results

Artemis keeps a very good blog, so well worth following the link above just to see what she's been up to.

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Shooting wet draped cloth

Wet cloth against wet skin creates a wonderful sensual image - truly sensual in that all the senses can be imagined.

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AOP part 37: Different Room

I mentioned earlier that three of the rooms at the location were all brick wall spaces. There is a fourth room which has wood panels at each end and unpainted plaster on the remaining walls.

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Nude in an orange drape

In this study of complimentary colours we see our harmonising colours to a single palette reduces the dynamic in an image and it becomes much more peaceful and restful.

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Alex and Shaine - Emotionally Close (video)

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

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AOP part 36: The Boxes

Ten years ago I created a large body of work around people bring trapped inside cells. This was exhibited in various places as both still images and a short video.

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Photo Shoot: LouLou

Some nude work from my shoot with Lou. I had a real hard time filtering this set down to half a dozen images for the blog.

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AOP part 35: Negative Space

In general I think Robert Capa's advice, "if your pictures are not strong enough, you are not close enough", is pretty good.