First "modeling" shots..heh

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  1. Foques

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    A friend of mine is an aspiring model. We were at the beach this weekend, and I just snapped a few shots of him.. let me know what you think.
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    They look a little too posed for my taste
     
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    isnt that what "models" do?
     
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    You need a reflector, harsh shadows = no no!
    The second one he looks gay, doesnt go with his manly look.
    First is the best IMHO
     
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    thank you very much Prodigy. I don't have the reflector just yet.. not that far in my photo adventures, yet.
    Would you mind explaining how it would help, though? Redirect light from the right side?
     
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    Ive never used one before but im pretty sure you can make one easily, get a piece of foam board of carb board and cover one side with aluminum foil and lets say in the second shot you would have someone hold it to HIS right (camera left), and the light would be reflected and bounce back into his shadows on his body to make them not so harsh. Never tried it, but thats what ive heard :)
     
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    ^^
    thats what i thought. thank you :)
     
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    I'd recommend against this. This will most likely be too reflective and produce odd shadow patterns. If you can't afford (or don't want to buy) commerical reflectors, white or light-yellow cardstock or foam-core will work very well. One of the goals of reflectors (normally) is to produce diffuse light.
     
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    You could simply try some fill flash.
     
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    I think i am going to buy a foldable one.
    i drive G35.. and trunk there is just for looks..
     
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    Yes, but you can pose without looking "posed".
     
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    Fine, use a bed sheet.... lol anything around the house will do...
     

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