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Old 11-18-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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This young lady was a most excellent model even though she had never been in front of a camera.

The first are fairly traditional poses. In subsequent posts I'll show a few that are a bit on the edgy side.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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Here's a few more from the same afternoon shoot.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:23 PM   #3
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And a close up from the last above and a couple more.
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:33 AM   #4
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Nice!

They look good to me Mike.

I am wondering what the shadow values would be in the last one?

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G'day Ngaire,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrKiutheOzg

Out of doors photo taking, for purposes of painting reference, is a mighty challenge. I asked that we start our session about 4 o'clock in the evening when the sun would be low in the sky, but still you're up against those light / shadow issues.

I think the worst in this regard is the first one posted. It lacks any significant shadow on her face. The others in the park setting were only slightly better. I was pleased with the ones on the bridge (this is a pedestrian bridge that spans the Arkansas river which runs through Tulsa). There are some good dramatic shadows there. This may be partly due to the fact that the sun was very low in the sky by the time we had changed locations. And being somewhat enclosed I was better able to manage the light.

I'd like to have another go at this gal indoors with a soft window light.

Getting these issues right is an important point when you are trying to model these features with paint and not have them look flat.

In this shot I can see that if I had paid more attention to the light on her face I could have moved her head slightly to her right. This would have allowed the light to catch her left cheek and given a much more interesting light / shadow pattern. Also, the scarf is a bit much, I think. There is only so much I can control when it comes to a woman's wardrobe.

Thanks for your interest, Ngaire.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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Gorgeous, as always, Mike - Happy Thanksgiving!
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Thanks, and g'day to you as well, Chris.

We've gone through over a dozen Thanksgivings here on the forum.
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Love the utube Mike, hahaha

Thanks!

I haven't been around for a while, where is everyone gone, there are hardly any posts...
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