Angie the 1940s glamour girl [FULL SET - 32 pics]

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  1. ya3

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    Nice pics mate. I'm no expert but 23 and 26 I keep going back to. Well done.
     
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    love this whole set. best one you've posted i think.

    24 is a killer. classic pose in 14.
     
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    Very nice man, I love #14.

    Maybe it's just me though, but I can help but want a little more 'something' in the skin tone on 19-21. Maybe less intense lighting, or some texture or something.

    Then again, I know 7/10ths of bugger all about these things. :)
     
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    very nice dude
     
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    I think the monochrome ones work better .. suit the era of the shoot.
     
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    ^ totally agree

    you really nailed it with 11,14,and 24

    I always enjoy looking at your photos :thumbup:
     
  9. rickbishop

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    Nice, but I have to say I really dislike the lighting from 23 onwards.

    Firstly, the shadows from the door frame are quite distracting. Secondly, from her shadows on the wall, it looks like you've used multiple sources from the same angle, and to be blunt it's very ugly. The overlapping shadows just destroy the entire image, and it makes the lighting VERY obvious.

    I would have used a single source, with nothing between it and the subject, at perhaps 70 degrees from you. With the subject positioned just right, the interplay on her form between light and dark would have made the shot, and the classic shadow outline on the wall in the background would have added more interest, whilst still maintaining a natural feel to the composition.

    I can see what you're going for, and it would have worked without the shadows on the wall. People have mentioned 24, and I see the potential in it, but IMHO you need to remove both the shadows from the door and her shadows on the wall. In addition, the multiple sources in 28 and 29 REALLY stand out because of the different shadows on her face. I also think her face is a bit too far behind the door.
     
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    Heh, well I did try it with one strobe, but it wasn't quite strong enough, so I stuck 2 strobes together. I didn't think it was too distracting.

    And using the door as a gobo was the whole point of those shots! I wanted to go very Hitchcock-y :p
     
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    good set i like them...she looks good

    that dress is lovely..where is it from or did she get it made?

    its so refreshing to see a decent set of photos of a woman other than nudes and sexual poses all the time :rolleyes:
     
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    I think you achieved the Hitchcock-esk quite well but I also think it would probably have worked better with one strobe. If more light was needed maybe a very low powered fill light on camera right so as to bring the scene up but not create more shadows. I really like the set. I'd like to see you take one of the shots and PP it more to get the technical failings to really nail the 1940's look. Such as dust n scraches and blown highlights, its just a bit too sharp for me to take me back to that style.
     
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    See, this is where fixed lighting comes into the picture. There are times that strobes simply cannot do the job. A single 800w redhead would have lit those scenes beautifully.

    As for the door gobo, I see where you're going, but in this instance, I don't think it quite worked. Maybe something with more slats to break it up more, with a bright single source punching through it as the only lighting.

    I have to say though, I'm not a photographer. I'm a lighting guy. It's always gonna be the lighting that I notice first and foremost.
     
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    For sure. If I had a set of proper tungsten lights, I'd use them :p

    Strobes would work fine – my $36 ones just weren't strong enough to be placed more than a few metres away.
     
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    Wow. Awesome set, executed very nicely.
    Love the strobes through the pane door. :thumbup:
     
  16. BitAddict

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    Fantastic, beautiful shots, beautiful model, no.26 is my pick :thumbup:
     
  17. pezzy

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    it looks more like early 21st century glamour than glamour from the 40s. did you purposely try to set this up to look like it was in the 1940s?

    i love the intense facial expression in 12. the pose in 26 is nicely done aswell.
     
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    exactly what i was thinking! that dress is gorgeous. i really like the smooth brown tones of the bg against the dress dress too...i struggle to really use colour backgrounds effectively and usually resort to BW, but your shoots give great inspiration to use colour well. :thumbup:
     
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    I really like #23, #27, and #30.

    Perhaps for these, add a touch of soft focus effect to soften the image.


    I might be the only one that thinks the model feels a little reserved in her facial expression.
     
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    #13 and #23 do it for me.
    Great shots, well done.
     

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