Pinup model Shannon photoshoot

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  1. cyngus

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    Worked with a very pretty lady the other night for a pinup style shoot she wanted to do for her man.

    photomodelnetwork.com - Eric Chiarito

    What do you guys think?

    Used a ring flash for this shoot helped out quite a bit in post editing.. really flattens out the subject making my life easier when editing the shot.. not as much painting over the model is required to achieve the desired result

    used an alien bees ringflash nice light for the price!

    any questions bout my work flow .. just ask! thanks :)
     
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    I like them. You made the photo look like illustration. Do you use liquify tool on most of them?
     
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    on every single image actually :) ... as pretty as these ladies are in real life.. its impossible for them to have such a perfect body that looks almost hand drawn..

    i liquify all bumps and lumps to create a smooth line.. of curves.. as well as used to enhance other bumps and lumps (boobs.. butt.. calves.. etc)
     
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    I love pinup shoots. I would like to start trying them. When you do the shoots do the models bring all the clothes or do you have a variety for them to choose from?
     
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    depends the model.. that will usually be discussed before the shoot if shes got some outfits shed like to wear great.. otherwise i'll probably borrow some clothes from a vintage lingerie shop near me whom ive become friends with

    they provide outfits sometimes if i provide them photos.. you'll see "Lace" on some of my images.. that is why :)
     
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    I like them. They almost look like paintings. I'd be interested in seeing them right out of the camera before PP. Nice job!
     
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    yes sir.. as "porcelain" looking as possible is what i aim for..

    schettylens.. pm me if you want to see... ;)
     
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    I can't help but think these shouldn't be in the Beginner Forum. lol
     
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    i like the beginner forum crowd better.. =)

    plus my soul reason for posting is to help share my knowledge.. of course i like to hear feedback of what people like / dont like or think i could do to improve the composition or what have you.

    i'm really just posting to see if anyone has any questions so i can explain / teach my technique =)

    so...
    lemme know if anyone does! haha
     
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    Where do you find the models. Or do they come to you. I would like to try some shoots like this but im not sure where to find models that would do it. What advice do you have. Also any advice for shooting these type shots. I really like your pictures. What was the liquify tool you were talking about. Is it in PS. I am still trying to learn it so im not familiar with that one.
     
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    I find my models through friends really.. most of them have a look that i like.. and think would work well for pinup.. some are just want pinup photos taken of themselves even if they are not the standard "pinup" looking chick.

    i recommend using models with curves boobs.. butt..hips.. etc.. makes for a for classic look

    i would suggest also shooting the model on a very simple background .. classic pinup photos have little or no background.. perhaps just 1 prop.. unless im shooting a client who wants the shot to look a certain way.. i would rather just shoot her on a white background an then create my own simple graphical background in PS..

    however.. putting the model into an environment even if you dont end up using ANY of the actual location in the shot.. helps bring out certain character in the model which shows up in the photo ... almost always.. in this photo

    photomodelnetwork.com - Eric Chiarito

    the model was inside of a small shower stall.. and for whatever reason she came to life.. as you can see in the photo.. her eyes and facial expression is spot on.. and her body language is EXACTLY what i was looking for.

    however.. i used none of the shower in the shot.

    the liquify tool is in PS.. under "filters" you use it to push and pull pixles in the image almost like the smudge tool.. only with more precision and without blurring the pixels.. its very handy for smoothing out lumps and bumps.. as well as enhancing smaller body parts that you want bigger or more curvy..

    hope that helps!

    post process is a technique you develop over time.. but its a system that you can learn easily.. let me know if you need more tips :)

     

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