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Disturbed whilst feeding 2

By markst33    
A few different types of edit here. Second in the series of Vampire Marilyn Manson/Horror themed shots.

Especially for all you squares out there Smile

Tags: Models Vampire People Digital art Horror Laura Copyright Mark Stewart D Light

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pablophotographer 9 1.8k 394
3 Sep 2016 9:41PM
Wink feeling too by your attention markt33. Now I honestly do not want to sound very particular but the Crest white teeth on a Vampire shouldn't they have some blood on them? I do like it, like the rest, I have to admit.
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pablophotographer 9 1.8k 394
3 Sep 2016 9:46PM
Editing correction: I should have typed ''honoured'' between too and by.
markst33 11 73 2 Ireland
4 Sep 2016 12:05AM
I thought I'd leave them without blood on them to show off the shape of the fangs more
paulbroad 13 131 1290 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2016 7:47AM
It is effective. Not something I would want to look at for long though. Would come in even tighter at each side for even more impact, but would then look at it even less. Not a horror fan!

Not sure about the very pastel tones, though. Would prefer more normal rendition with strong side lighting giving a far more dramatic look. Just personal.

dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1775 England
4 Sep 2016 12:43PM
Picking up o nthe suggestiopns above, I'd have thought a darker, more menacing look, and stong sidelight would be even gorier!

However, from previous posts, I know you didn't have much choice with lighting, with - do I remember right? - only one small softbox available.

A single softbox, aimed 'past' the model, can give quite edgy light - worth experimenting...

Mod done, with a darker, grungier look. This has got rid of the sparkly highlights and the pastel cheeks, both of which seemed to work against the vampire theme.

The sunglasses are a nice touch - though they easily slide by the eye without causing the laugh they deserve...
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 735 England
4 Sep 2016 2:01PM
Just elaborating on John's softbox suggestion.
By turning the softbox away from facing directly at the model rather than the square light source you'll get a narrower and narrower (the more you turn it away) rectangular source, as seen by the model.
That will provide the characteristics of a small directional light source, ideal for mood and shadows.
You're effectively using the light spilling out of the sides,so you may need to increase power output or open up the lens a little in order to compensate.
NeilSchofield Plus
13 1.6k 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2016 4:38PM
Well I'm afraid I like it just the way it is

Nice image
pamelajean Plus
14 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2016 8:05PM
I think it's brilliant, and have also enjoyed your previous ones.

But it's always the little things with a close-up like this, and sometimes it's those little things that make all the difference to the story. In this case, I feel that the teeth do need some blood on them. They are just too clean and perfect.
For me, they would work if there were no blood on her chin, as an alternative.

Call me nit-picking if you like but this is something I often notice in close shots - the inaccuracy of the nail polish. I realise this is something you have no control over, but you do like manipulating your pictures, and this wouldn't be difficult to correct.

markst33 11 73 2 Ireland
4 Sep 2016 9:15PM
Hi Pamelajean. I did notice the inaccuracy of the polish (they were false nails) and I thought about fixing them (I did fix them for the beauty type shots for the model) but I decided to leave it as is for this "undead" style.

One of the reasons I have not added blood to the teeth is that the fangs (which I love) would start to blend in with the colour of the mouth and would at a glance look less like fangs and more like broken teeth.

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