Bonnie and Clyde photo session

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Hi!

I've been away for a wile due to a close relative passed away and related issues that I had to deal with.
Long story short, I've finished this thematic photo session on the end of April, but I was only able to finish the editing process of the last few photos on May.
During the time I had to deal with the issues and obligations related to my relative I felt the need to shoot again as soon as possible to keep my mind busy.
I've made 3 more thematic photo sessions, at weekends, lunch time, at night... and editing little by little.
Stay tuned, I will post them soon.

So, this is the first photo session done during these troubled times.
Clyde's character was played by myself... so yes, these are also selfies.


Gear used:
Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II
Panasonic Lumix X 12-35mm f/2.8
Panasonic-Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4
Sigma DC DN 30mm f/1.4
Godox XPro trigger
2x Godox AD200 Pro
2x Godox TT685


I hope you like it as much as I liked doing it :)


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Excellent work (as ever) and you obviously had so much fun with this.

One tiny detail I think would improve a couple of the "shots". :rolleyes:

If the guns were pointed directly at the camera instead of to the side, I think they'd have more impact.
 

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Excellent work (as ever) and you obviously had so much fun with this.

One tiny detail I think would improve a couple of the "shots". :rolleyes:

If the guns were pointed directly at the camera instead of to the side, I think they'd have more impact.
Thank you!
I see what you mean. I didn't made a single one like that...

But I did on another thematic photo session that I will publish soon ;)
 
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Great shots.
How were the shots triggered? Timer, remote release, someone else pressing the button?

Curious about the workflow during the shoot.
 

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Great shots.
How were the shots triggered? Timer, remote release, someone else pressing the button?

Curious about the workflow during the shoot.
Thank you.
I use a Godox Xpro trigger to fire my flashes.
As for trigering the camera, I use the Olympus Oi.share app.
I put the cellphone on the top of a studio tripod just outside the frame, at an harm distance. This way I can see how I look in the frame and change any setting of the camera as needed.
Then I set the timer to 4 or 6 seconds so I can have time to pose.
 

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Welcome back.

I too thought the shot with the guns pointed wide while both of you were looking at the camera seemed a bit odd. Either point them at the camera or both of you look wide as well in the direction of pointed guns (Charlie's Angels style).

The only other thing that sort of stuck out to me, and I am by no means knowledgeable about guns, excluding the revolver, the other two looked much too modern for the time period being presented.

Otherwise great job and great example of the usefulness of the Oi.Share app.
 

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Excellent shots. #3 is my favorite as well, but I disagree with previous posters about the direction of the pistols. Those 2 images are my second favorite. I love the perspective it gives. I like seeing the side of the pistols and the full arm. They are basically leading lines that lead you right into the subject of the photo. If they were pointed directly at the lens then they'd cover the face and the subject would become the pistol or fist. Would be a totally different picture. I think you nailed it!

The only thing that bugs me about #4 are the fingers on your backs.
 
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Welcome back! I always enjoy your work, and I enjoyed viewing this series very much!

As someone who lives in one of the U.S. states where Bonnie and Clyde roamed, I have studies some of their photographs. This series captures their serious side quite well. However, they also had a mischievous or mirthful side in many of their photographs, complete with smiles. Something to consider for future shots. 😊
 

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Excellent shots. #3 is my favorite as well, but I disagree with previous posters about the direction of the pistols. Those 2 images are my second favorite. I love the perspective it gives. I like seeing the side of the pistols and the full arm. They are basically leading lines that lead you right into the subject of the photo. If they were pointed directly at the lens then they'd cover the face and the subject would become the pistol or fist. Would be a totally different picture. I think you nailed it!

The only thing that bugs me about #4 are the fingers on your backs.

Thank you! :)
Yes, the reasons I've posed that way was to fill the frame in a more pleasant way (making those leading lines from the hands to the models faces) and get the guns out of the way. You're absolutely right.
As for the fingers on my back, it doesn't bother me.
 

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Welcome back! I always enjoy your work, and I enjoyed viewing this series very much!

As someone who lives in one of the U.S. states where Bonnie and Clyde roamed, I have studies some of their photographs. This series captures their serious side quite well. However, they also had a mischievous or mirthful side in many of their photographs, complete with smiles. Something to consider for future shots. 😊

Thank you!
And thank you for your input.
I've read the story of this couple and look at as much photos from them as I could.
On the day of the session, I think I ended up taking a slightly different view and not a complete collage.
 

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