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Kathryn - blue lingerie 1 by wildplaces Kathryn - blue lingerie 1 by wildplaces
Stunning Kathryn

If the lighting's not up to scratch you should see the lousy space I'm working in and the dodgy lights I'm using! But that's no excuse. I'm trying to improve my studio work. Feedback and ideas much appreciated.
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:iconhowietzer:
Howietzer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Nice.
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:iconwidigo:
widigo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
It looks good. How oftine do you work with Kathrin. You have a lot of her.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
Sometimes you really click with a model. I met Kathryn early this yearand we've done 5 shoots in about 3 months. We seem to bring good things out of each other. The same with Jesi. . . If you get a fantastic model who's on your wavelength, hang on to her!
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8ball-Steve Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
another good, sultry shot.

nice use of shadow again... very sexy!

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JoanaRa Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Great pose and pic... would like to see the feet though.

I'm really seeing improvement in your studio pics. You know why. The skin color looks like skin color. There isn't that yellowish tone on the image. The colors are really matching the real thing ( even if i don't see the real thing =p I can still imagine it ).
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tishidelishi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
The lighting seems to work better on this one (to me) the deep shadows along her back and her buttocks. Actually this shot and pose looks really good.

I think when one (the viewer) is swayed by a favourite model(s) beauty - not just the photo as an entirety, they cannot truly be as critical on the composition; particulary when you would like some advanced critque back on the photo.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
That's a fair comment. When I'm working with a model I adore, like Kathyrn, she's always going to look wonderful in my eyes.
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:icontishidelishi:
tishidelishi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Aaah yes - but you adore all your models. :D
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Quite right.
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:iconchaos-bringer:
Chaos-Bringer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Lighting is a tricky thing to pull off. It all depends on what you have available and what effects you are looking for. If you want to offset some of the darkness that is enveloping her, try having her stand on a piece of coloured foil. Gold foil reflects a softer, golden light that helps add more dimension to the model. With her skin tones, hair colour, and selection of outfit, I'd try an aqua (or green if she wants to call it that) foil card, maybe 24x36, which can be bought really inexpensively at most party stores. Maybe a red gel on the overhead spotlight to enhance her hair colour and you should be good.

Then again, working with her makes it hard to have a bad shot.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Your right about what Kathryn brings to a shoot. . . I know very little about lighting. As I'm using studio flashes here with umbrellas. Don't know if I can use gels with them.
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Chaos-Bringer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
Gels are for spotlights. If you want to add colour to flashes, you'd need to get special liners for the insides of the umbrellas, but those depend on the light temperature of the bulbs you use and can be kinda pricey.
You can also use gels for modified fill lights by aiming the spotlight at a reflective surface.
Coloured plastic wrap around a garden lamp also works for a small boost of colour, but only for a short while.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007
I've used gels on tungsten spots, but I was going for flashes here. . . Thanks.
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:icontishidelishi:
tishidelishi Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Wow, that's really useful advice, even though intended for Andy, I'll remember that idea for our shoots. So, thanks :D
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Muskeg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007   Photographer
Really like the pose, and the unhooked top adds a lot to this.
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tysonius Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
I personally think you've done really well with this series. I love the black background--not only does it accentuate her form (positioning of the hips, curvature of the spine, etc.), but it really brings out the color and contrast of the lingerie and her skin. Well done! As for the lighting not being perfect, it may be that you just need different equipment to bring out the effect you're looking for (if this isn't it). I would suppose that shooting in an enclose environment--even if it's not blacked out like this--would eliminate a lot of the random variables that you encounter in out door settings. Great photograph!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Thanks a lot. . . I'm fairly new to this. Flying blind in a way.
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Naresha Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
I LOVE that colour - it looks stunning on any skin tone.

I don't think the lighting looks TOO bad, but I'm not a photographer, so I don't have an eye for lighting and stuff :)
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Thanks heaps.
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:iconnaresha:
Naresha Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
You're welcome! I have two lots in that colour myself. I spend WAY too much money on pretty coloured underwear.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
LOL. It's lovely stuff.
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:iconnaresha:
Naresha Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
It is! I used to sell it - had a 40% staff discount. It got a work out!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Hey - lucky you!
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:iconnaresha:
Naresha Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Not really. The discount was actually one of their main draws for new staff... With the bitches that worked there and the 240% staff turnover rate and the assholes in the top jobs... They NEEDED to have an incentive scheme like that to get people to stay for more than five minutes!
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wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
I know what you mean. I talk to a lot of shop-workers (prospective models) and they tell me horror stories of bitchiness and meanness by management.
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:iconadammeyers:
AdamMeyers Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Student Photographer
Nice shot, Lighting is alright, Would like to see white backgrounds too! :)
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
Thanks a lot. I did a lot of shots with white backgrounds, but they take a lot of editing. I use fabric backdrops and they look pretty lousy unless played with a lot.
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:iconadammeyers:
AdamMeyers Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007  Student Photographer
Yeah? I know what you mean! If ya ever need help with that give us a yell!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's quite nice...that color suits her very well.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
It sure does. Thanks David.
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Kicks01 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I step away for a few minutes and what do you do...put more Kattys up. Thanks.

One suggestion, but this may just be a personal preference. I would have done this without the bra. Katty looks great in this color, and its a great contrast to the darks, but the loose straps are a distraction to me. Also, if you're gonna tease the viewer, make it a big tease.

Other than that..Another instant fave!!!
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
I would have liked that too, but Katty set limits.
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SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
I really like the fact tha she blends into darkness. I think it's a great shot.
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Thanks very much. I imagine some people won't like it for just that reason.
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SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
This may be true.........but I don't think they will be many.
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dreamsofautumn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Professional Photographer
very nice photo
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:iconwildplaces:
wildplaces Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Thanks so much.
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