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Classic Bikini Glamour

Oiled skin produces lovely photographic tones and also emphasises the form of the figure the its highlights.

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Pinup Shoot Critique for Ed

Ed came in for a one-on-one mentoring session shooting pinups with Nikkia Sabblier - who runs her own fifties / retro clothing shop as well as modelling.

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Critique for Rich

Rich is one of our regular studio users and we're just about to start some one-on-one tuition. As you will see below Rich has reach a reasonable level of competency and has some interesting ideas and puts some effort into settings this up, so...

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Down in the Dungeon

Looking down upon the figure gives the viewer a sense of power over a vulnerable figure. Lighting Diagram A fairly stark lighting is required here, with the main light being the narrow softbox.

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Critique for John D.

Like this is strong monochrome. The hard lighting brings out a strong sense of drama. It is maybe slightly windy at the top of the image - you could lose a couple of inches and get a strong image.

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Critique for KevinH

Not the best of the set. The crop cuts out the edge of her elbow and the partially covered eye does not work well here.

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Creating a high-key glamour look

A bright, white and cheerful look is typical of high key glamour - and indeed high key photography in general.

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Post Workshop Critique - Rich

Rich recently had a one-on-one session and sent a few images for critique following the session. This post session review is included on all our workshops, both individual and group workshops and is a vital part of the learning process.

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Glamour in a fashion style

This little set combines styles from the fashion and glamour photographer worlds. Lighting Diagram The hard and focussed lighting is provided by a honeycombed and snooted strobe.

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JoPaul Photoshoot

JoPaul dropped by for a couple of hours so we did some shooty stuff This first shot I really can't decide about.