Anna at Sierra Tower

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Iron Flatline, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. The shoot from hell... bad location scouting from me. I wanted to do a shoot with a "Jilted Girl" theme, but never really checked out the place as thoroughly as I should have. It's a friend's apartment, and I remembered it as being an interesting place to do a relatively sexy photoshoot. Turns out his whole bathroom is mirrors! Every wall! There is NOWHERE to hide, and every lightstand is visible, AND casting a shadow off i's own light. Weird.

    It was a lot of fun though... just friends. My friend's girlfriend was hosting us for the day, and she is friends with the model and the make-up / hair girl. My wife provided salads and white wine.

    I have to admit I never really found a creative groove, and in many ways got overwhelmed by the technical aspects of lighting the shoot... which I believe I ultimately fumbled.

    But hey... better than NOT shooting!

    Make-up test, no lighting except sun bouncing off white floor:

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    A last message before leaving the place for good!

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    ... and maybe I'll have some fun now that I'm free...

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    A few last shots in the entrance before getting the make-up off.

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  2. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I really like that last one.

    And the first one, even though it was just a make-up test, looks good to me too.

    Those are the two I keep going back to, anyway...
     
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    I second that! Awesome. The others to me seem to be a bit flat. I really like how you popped the 4 one!
     
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    lets see some body!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Interesting set. I hope you will take the concept further. Are you using any off-camera light? A monolight/softbox and collapsible reflector are easy to transport. I've bounced a monolight off of walls or ceilings when I didn't want to mess with a softbox or beauty dish. You can even trigger the monolight(s) with on-camera bounce flash if you don't want a radio remote...
     
  6. There are two strobes at work here. She's leaning on the counter, and to the left of her in the corner is a nano-stannd with a 580 EX II with 1/2 CTO Gel under a Honl Grid snoot pointed at her face/hair, 1/4 power if I remember correctly. There is another nanostand with a 550 EX to the right of her, in the corner of the bath with a 1/4 CTO on it, set to 1/32 power. Of course, the old yellow'd tungsten bulbs are all on in the bathroom, too... I guess I'm please the lighting looks borderline realistic - as though I used no lights - but I was going for a highly stylized look and think I missed that by a mile. Like I said, I just couldn't get a groove going...
     
  7. Both the model and I were ready to do some semi-nude work (I don't think total nude would fit the theme, though I've done plenty of it) but we ran out of steam. I was unhappy with the shoot, and the best quasi-nude shots come when everyone is in the mood.
     

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