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By dudler
For some Saturday shadows, an untypical picture from a couple of days ago.

Shell has magnificent tattoos, and an exceptional physique for a woman in her forties. We mainly shot well-lit (to show the ink) nudes (ditto).

However, we were also trying to do as many different things as we could - hence htis low-key and shadowy shot.

This used studio flash (a couple of elderly Courtenay units that a friend recently donated to SS Creative Studios, rather than putting htem in a skip) in a room flooded with daylight: not at all my natural environment, because the modelling lights give no idea of what's happening: you have to take the picture and look. Where you're dealing with subtle angles and strong shadow, this is a particular problem: I prefer using flash in a blacked out studio.

The background is, oddly enough, a white infinity curve - just a good way back and not separately lit.

But it worked, which is a delight, always.

Tags: Studio flash Low key Body stocking Portraits and people SS Creative Studios ShellB

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Good lighting and form. This works very nicely GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
27 Jul 2019 7:29AM
Yes, it takes a fabulous body to pull off a shot like this, John. (Shell I mean.) Wink
That type of light can be very unforgiving but she looks great. Well done to you both.

cats_123 Plus
19 5.2k 31 Northern Ireland
27 Jul 2019 8:40AM
Lovely Indeed... great control of the light 😁
rambler Plus
14 1.1k 17 England
27 Jul 2019 9:43AM
Really well done John
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2019 9:59AM
A smashing capture
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
27 Jul 2019 10:23AM
Quite subtle lighting used to keep the model well lit but no shadows on the background. Nice one, John.
mistere Plus
9 24 7 England
27 Jul 2019 11:42AM
Nice when a plan comes together Smile. Very striking image John.
Not to mention a very striking model as well.

Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2019 11:50AM
An inspiration to keep in shape!
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
27 Jul 2019 12:20PM
Very fine shot John! Like the lightning a lot.

clicknimagine Plus
13 1.1k 105 India
27 Jul 2019 12:49PM
unusual angle, love the lighting...
leo_nid 6 12
27 Jul 2019 4:54PM

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