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L for Leather

By stevieb
A couple of firsts in this one.

First time I've had a model in my Leather jacket.
First time with a full frame digital.
First time with Studio Lighting.
First time someone might suggest I stick to Landscapes Smile

Asked Ashlie to pull the collar round because she's a dress size 6, 5' 2" in height, I'm the size of a shed and she's wearing my jacket.

Well, I have to congratulate all of those excellent and extremely proficient portrait togs out there. Because I found the session extremely difficult and wasn't expecting anything else. So many more things to learn.

Thanks to EPZ's Horse aka Adrian Crook for so much help. Many thanks to Ashlie for her unending patience.

So it's all yours now...give it your worst.

Now where's Elgol on the map? Smile

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: digipix76, willgriffiths, daviewat and 24 more

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digipix76 10 577 England
5 Nov 2007 7:34PM
It ain't easy Steve, but like with everything practice makes perfectSmile well done mate just for doing it,


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daviewat 14 4.1k Scotland
5 Nov 2007 7:41PM
Lot of firsts there mate Smile

Looks good all the same.

We can practise at the weekend as i have the lights all set up Smile

Eating dust Smile he he know the feeling, 5D 70-200mm f4 and a flash gun :-( dust is even overpriced for me at the moment.

stevieb 13 3.0k 2 Panama
5 Nov 2007 7:43PM
Scary times Davie...wait 'til you what else is in the bag :-O
great shot steve, think you have done well
5 Nov 2007 7:53PM

Quote:I found the session extremely difficult
the first hurdle is done, did you enjoy it or has it put you off completely..??

pssst I hate landscapes Wink

And seeing as its your first time (is there an equivalent to losing your... um.. no won't go there Wink I'll be gentle....

Good eye contact but your lighting is a wee bit on the harsh side (possibly a little high and too far away?), she's got shadows wear a girl really doesn't want them (eyes). Now feel free the kick me Smile
Richsr 10 91 223 England
5 Nov 2007 7:54PM
Nice Portrait Image - like the lighting and details in this.
5 Nov 2007 7:54PM
The hands are spot on for me, just add to the picture, I think if she'd not pulled the collar up it would have been missing something.

Great look aswell
stevieb 13 3.0k 2 Panama
5 Nov 2007 8:02PM
Thanks all.

K thanks. It was terrifying at times Smile But, immensely enjoyable. Absolutely spot on with the crits. I can take it. When I feel the need to kick ya...I'll let you know. You don't need to start running...just yet Smile
robs 14 678 2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2007 8:09PM
Never done a model shoot - the very idea scares me Wink Qudos to you for giving it a go, and the results are pretty damn good too!
6 Nov 2007 12:07AM
Beautiful (shot and model) - Love it!
MattGrayson 10 622 3 England
6 Nov 2007 9:43AM
I have added a modification for your amusement. Smile
stevieb 13 3.0k 2 Panama
6 Nov 2007 1:11PM
Thanks all. Good mods too.

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