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Fashion Style

By BlindMonkey  
I just love shooting simple black and white fashion images.

Tags: Fashion Monochrome Black and white Studio lighting Fashion photography Studio photography

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banehawi Plus
15 2.0k 4006 Canada
17 Dec 2018 11:07PM
This is really nice.


I think a little more exposure, especially on the eyes can help.

Also, some contouring using the dodge and burn tools can give better depth/definition to her face.This slightly darkens darker areas, a lightens lighter areas.

Done is the mod with a slight re framing, and a small amount of sharpening.


Regards


Willie

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Robert51 10 7 90 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2018 8:24AM
Great shot and I think Willie's mod has given it those final touches that make it really stand out.
paulbroad Plus
11 127 1282 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2018 2:54PM
This is nice. My kind of glamour - but not really fashion, surely? Fashion, to me, is showing off clothes rather than the model. This is pretty much the opposite.

paul
BlindMonkey 14 158 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2018 3:25PM

Quote:This is nice. My kind of glamour - but not really fashion, surely? Fashion, to me, is showing off clothes rather than the model. This is pretty much the opposite.

paul



Cheers Paul, glad you like the shot.

I would call it fashion, glamour to me is page 3 style photography ( girls with a lot less clothes on ) thatís just my interpretation.
dudler Plus
15 861 1489 England
18 Dec 2018 5:08PM
The fashion/glamour line is as hard as most defined lines are...

The unfastened trousers and hte see-through top make it arguable that it's glamour, as does the fact that the model is not heroin-thin!

So I'd avoid attaching a label, myself.

A beautiful example, though, with excelletn exposure, and the possibility of tweaking the result in many different directions. Personally, I'd like a fraction more tone in the dark areas, especially the trousers.

58mm on crop frame seems perfect to my way of thinking. A personal thought is that I always try to tag both the model and studio (if I shot in one) so that others can work on the same sort of images, if they want.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 577 England
18 Dec 2018 7:33PM
Or glamorous fashion. Or fashion with a touch of glamour. All could be possible depending on the style and final image.
I agree that fashion should major on the clothing but look/mood/lifestyle/storytelling can and are used to sell fashion.

Very nicely shot and processed, and it's pretty much there as the mods show as they are all small adjustments which I'd say are down to personal preferences/interpretations.
Sure it would pick up votes in the main Galley.
dudler Plus
15 861 1489 England
19 Dec 2018 8:40AM
With the beautiful soft-but-definite lighting and the wonderful model, I'd say it was heading into UA territory...
pablophotographer 7 1.2k 348
21 Dec 2018 2:05AM
I think you have a superb frame. Hands in, hair in, legs cut at a good point. I like black and white myself and the present tones are fine sith me; we experimented with darker tones, why not with slightly lighter ones?

paulbroad Plus
11 127 1282 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2018 4:05PM
Glamour to me. fashion means clothes and the design and popularity of those clothes. This is hardly 'going out' attire. Not really any criticism of the image, of course, but glamour is not just page 3 - that is revealing glamour. this is ' a bit for the imagination' glamour but not clothes as per a display of current or intended fashion trends.

Mind you, it might be a good idea if it were?

Paul
pablophotographer 7 1.2k 348
21 Dec 2018 9:45PM
Portrait and fashion for me. If you go out you will see many young ladies wearing those kinds of attire when the weather allows it.
paulbroad Plus
11 127 1282 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2018 6:41PM
I would like to know where, in my area, they walk around like this with jeans un fastened and come and get it pose! I do know an area in town where some ladies might do this, but you could get more than you bargained for!

Paul
dudler Plus
15 861 1489 England
24 Dec 2018 5:52AM
It strikes me that it would be instructive for viewers - including me - if you could give precise details of the lighting. How many lights, what modifiers on them?

I'm thinking one big softbox quite high and well round to the left. But is there a fill light, or did you shoot in quite a small studio, so that light walls provided the fill-in?

This is as much to the point in terms of the function of the Critique Gallery as anything else... And the lighting is particulalry beautiful, so it will definitely interest people.

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