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Fan Dance

By ade_mcfade      
Met Claire tonight and had a great shoot for a few hours - she's a burlesque performer in Leeds and was after some portfolio shots.

Just got in and downloading the cards, not looked at many yet, but thought I'd put this up for todays posting.

It's not had a lot done, just a sharpen on the eyes and a cheery action run on it - which I've all but faded out with Opacity as it looked surreal! It's just softenend it and given in a rosier look - which is in keeping with the shot I think

Tags: Portraits and people Flash and lighting Nude and glamour

Voters: wasper, BreadandShutter, miptog and 24 more

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miptog 13 3.6k 63 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 10:57PM
Just loving this shot. Superb

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ade_mcfade 15 15.2k 216 England
4 Aug 2009 11:01PM
cheers for the mod - what did you do?

absolutely no idea how to edit these shots... actually, to be fair, they don't really need a lot of editing as she looks great in most of them!
Goggz 12 2.3k 72 Wales
5 Aug 2009 12:08AM
PMSL!! What did you do indeed! That was my thought as well Ade!

I really like this Smile

She's a beaut and you've done her proud! Now don't take that the wrong way Wink

Look forward to seeing more!

CHeers, GOggz
paulcr 14 1.5k 9 Ireland
5 Aug 2009 9:24AM
Spot the difference. Not sure whats changed in the mod either. A tad more contrast maybe?
Anyway, nice fun portrait Ade. Paul
SteveBB 14 31 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2009 9:51AM
Cracking photo Ade - I bet you had a fabulous time u lucky git Wink
danbrann 14 640 17
5 Aug 2009 12:50PM
A smashing image Ade. She looks comfotable in front of the lens. I think she will like this as it seems to suit what she does without being over the top or raunchy.
I have just had another look at this (and why not) there appears to be a harsh line or shadow from her shoulder accross her face. Not shure what it is ..aynbe something to do with the lighting.
Keep up the good work.
ade_mcfade 15 15.2k 216 England
5 Aug 2009 2:31PM
yeah - it's a kicker light Danny, I had 4 lights on these, 2 fairly flat front lights then 2 diagonally behind her to bring out her hair from the black background.

From what I can see, pin up tends to be bright, fun and requires a fairly even main light - so both brollies were similar power and at 45 degrees to Claire. I've always done very unbalanced light, with shadows and things like that, so this was quite a different approach really.

Maybe need a snoot for those hair lights?
Richsr 12 91 223 England
5 Aug 2009 3:02PM
Nice work Ade - think she will be pleased with this.
Regards Richard.
miked70 10 225 3 South Africa
5 Aug 2009 3:13PM
your lighting is wrong of this type you need to pull her out the b/g need b/g lighting add a hair light.skintone a bit red.look at high key fashion give you idea of lighting.i also shoot more mood lighting than what i call straight flat lighting.need more info let me know.
ade_mcfade 15 15.2k 216 England
5 Aug 2009 3:26PM
cheers Mike.

good tips there - I'm hoping to shoot outdoors with her soon so the backdrop will take care of itself. This was shot in a living room with a black velvet sheet up against the wall Wink

I may get some different coloured backdrop material, or even white and colour with gelled flash.

May well go a bit more moody with the lighting.

the great thing is, I think we'll be doing more shoots so we can experiment and both learn lots in the process.
mr g 15 403 3 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2009 3:46PM
K's mod is very good and gives the image the 1920's/30's picture postcard look.
Lots of potential here Ade, and the results and learning process should be great
RogBrown 12 3.1k 10 England
5 Aug 2009 3:57PM
Great shot Ade, although not too sure about the pupil of her right eye half hidden behind her nose. K's mod is brilliant!
Much better tha boring old landscapes innit? Smile
ade_mcfade 15 15.2k 216 England
5 Aug 2009 4:11PM

Quote:Much better tha boring old landscapes innit?

I'm finding that most things are these days Rog Wink

Just waiting for EPZ to catch up !
Paul Morgan 18 19.3k 6 England
5 Aug 2009 10:45PM
Betting you enjoyed the change Ade.

Not a lot I can give on processing, Its probably the main thing that lets me down Sad

The skin tones are just at tad red, already said I know. The black background is ok for practice, look around junk/charity shops for old curtains or similar, green shades work well especially against red.

I find three light are more than enough, just a main, a fill and something on the background, either a snoot or barn doors.

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