A few model shots from my long term project

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by cstevens, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
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    I have been blabbing advice to newnan3 today, and thought I would share a couple of images from a project I am working on. I have known this model for a while now and we embarked on a personal long term project to shoot a single model yet gain as many different unique themes and looks in each set.

    Here are just a few from May/June:

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    D700 - ISO 200 1/200s f/5.6 - SB-800 fired 1/16 power into a 60cm softbox.

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    D700 - ISO 400 1/200s f/4 - SB-800 bare flash bounced of ceiling at 1/2 power.

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    D700 - ISO 200 1/1600s f/2.8 - Reflector kicking a bit of fill back up

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    D700 - ISO 200 1/125s f/4 - No modifer

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    D700 - ISO 200 1/1000s f/4 - Reflector kicking a bit of fill into face

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    D700 - ISO 200 1/125s f/11 - Elinchrom FX-400 - 1.2m Softbox Right & Reflector Left

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    D700 - ISO 200 1/125s f/11 - Elinchrom FX-400 - 1.2m Softbox

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    D700 - ISO 200 1/125s f/8 - Elinchrom FX-400 - 60cm Softbox Top and Reflector Bottom

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    D700 - ISO 400 1/250s f/5.6 - SB-800 grided at 1/16 power (I think)

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    D700 - ISO 200 1/60s f/4 - SB-800 bounced into a 70cm Trigrip Reflector at 1/16 power

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    D700 - ISO 200 1/60s f/4 - SB-800 bounced into a 70cm Trigrip Reflector at 1/16 power

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    D700 - ISO 200 1/250s f/13 - SB-800 bareflash on stand (This shoot has convinced me to get a ND8 filter, this would have been gorgeous at F4)
     
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  2. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
    UK
    Here are a few from our extreme shred the dress shoot with a designer (this is a 2k dress)

    ALL Shot D700 - ISO 200 - 1/100s F4 - SB-800 bounced into a 70cm Trigrip reflector.

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  3. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
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    Jason
    From the first set, I really like 2 and 6. They really grabbed me.

    From the second set, the last image is just wonderful. Spot on.

    Keep it up.
     
  4. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
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    Thanks...yep the last image we nailed it I think - that shot alone was worth destroying a one off designer dress lol.

    Interesting you picked 2 and 6 also, both very much my favorites of the project. Shot 2, was a test shot, it was taken in a dingy stairwell from above (obviously) and before that we had a single flash on a stand. I had no idea where to put the stand so I pointed it straight up. Marysia wasnt even ready, and that shot was near enough straight out of the camera.

    The final image that we are using has been softened a bit, but its amazing that you can pull out a shot from nothing :)

    You can find my reasons and justifications for this project here - http://www.cm-photos.co.uk/blog/the-fashion-project/
     
  5. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Moderator Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
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    Jason
    Looking more closely, on the second set, I like image 4 too. Almost as much as the last one.
     
  6. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
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    Now you have picked my wife's favorite :)
     
  7. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Nice work Craig - unfortunately no EXIF info, can you share anything of the setup you used?

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  8. cstevens

    cstevens Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 11, 2010
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    Let me edit the first and 2nd post with setups as I remember them - you will gringe on some of them - BARE FLASH on a stick how could I :)
     
  9. landshark

    landshark Mu-43 Veteran

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