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15 August 2011 @ 04:52 pm

this is an unsual set so I think I will talk about it all as a whole. The intent wasn't for me to make something for myself, but rather give her some dancing shots for her to use. Therefore I haven't used any retouching, other than the contrast/balance of light throughout the shots. And you know what, I think she looks REALLY good! Very natural and pure. I die for the elegance in her hands and her body is making some very nice shapes.

This hair length looks amazing on her (especially that first shot, she reminds me of Kahlen in LotS)!

I really like this style of lighting, it's got a nice contrast and yin/yang feeling to it, but I feel like it doesn't look as professional as it could, it's not quite as refined as I'd like.

Overall very happy with this set, I achieved what I set out to achieve!
fouroux: [GOT] als ich starbfouroux on August 16th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
now that's different! even though it's not a style I'd personally prefer, I'd say you did your job well. like you said yourself, this was about her and she needed those dancing shots - mission accomplished! the background gives the photo a nice, smooth depth, yet doesn't take away from the main focus/subject: her body and poses. it all looks really soft and airy. the black in the picture isn't overwhelming or like a heavy of mass in the background, which is good, cos it would have disrupted the dancing that is going on in the picture... (does that make any sense? I have trouble expressing myself here :c language barrier)

good job (:
Red Panda: ian and nina/ colorfulcapelle on August 17th, 2011 03:57 pm (UTC)
First of all, i love how clean and crisp and elegant and ~airy they are. She's so graceful! And also i adore that they look like documentary photos a bit, i think it adds to them :)

I want to have her arms ♥___♥
Joshblueymcphluey on August 17th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
oh wow, of all the things you could have said... actually as part of the course we had to make a documentary on someone we know. And we had to take accompanying pictures. And you see, there's this dancer I know...
Red Panda: lots/ richardxkahlan scenerycapelle on August 17th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
WOW. I'm a seer, yaaaaay xDDD
Tu doives entendre je t'aimebb_loves_you on August 29th, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
i said it b4 and ill say it again

b&w from time to time would be a good look for u
Tu doives entendre je t'aimebb_loves_you on August 29th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
Joshblueymcphluey on August 29th, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
ngl the idea is growing on me...

Tu doives entendre je t'aimebb_loves_you on August 29th, 2011 07:15 am (UTC)
u seem a bit scurrd of shaddow tho
Joshblueymcphluey on August 29th, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
hm?? wdym?
Tu doives entendre je t'aimebb_loves_you on August 29th, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)
maybe u didn't want contrast

take her raised leg here...when i squint, it blends to a gray shade...

like if i were to sketch that raised leg, i would just shade the whole leg gray and have some light parts

compare with this shot of shalom, i wouldn't say it's that high conrast, but while looking at her arm and i squint, i cant see how the shadow and higlight defines her arm

if i were to sketch her arm, i would definitely have parts darker and some parts lighter and not that much gray

idk if that was clear

u did a good job josh. i don't know much about photography and it's always easier said than done so i'm not really sure how constructive my criticizing is, but i do think u can go somewhere especially after reading lightly skimming these posts
Joshblueymcphluey on August 29th, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
ahh yes yes, I see what you mean. I worry that I use shadows too much so I wanted her to be nice and even in this set, but looking back at my archives overall, I definitely agree that I don't use them enough because I love them! Thanks for pointing that out, I'll do a nice contrasty set for you soon ;)
Tu doives entendre je t'aimebb_loves_you on August 29th, 2011 07:43 am (UTC)
actually i take back what i said lol...coulda been so i & v right hurr