Photoshoot: Goddess at Rest

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by jambaj0e, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sometimes, the best light is a overcast day. Thanks to the giant softbox in the sky!

    fotosiamo.com | Goddess at Rest from Psychedelic Masquerade collection
    Goddess of Spring, at Rest in Winter

    Model: Cheslea Pack
    Hairstylist: Brittany Grace
    MUA: April Hicks
    Wardrobe: Stephanie Lim-Rosales & Priy A Nka
    FF Team: Mark Rosales, Stephanie Lim-Rosales, Carly Heliker, Judy S. Wang & Priy A Nka


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  2. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Any comments?
     
  3. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Beautiful except she looks a bit tense and conscious ..lol
     
  4. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010
    She's actually more cold, lol. It got down to the 50s pretty quickly
     
  5. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
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    Jason
    Going to agree, especially on the first two. The face looks a little serious for the shoot.
     
  6. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    If I am asked to do this shoot , I will use multicoloured skirt like dresses and tops from indian state of Rajasthan and make her wear extensive silver jewellery . She has a great height and I would make perfect use of her long legs ..
    something like this

    http://www.freevisuals4u.com/photos/2011/11/Suhasi-Dhami.jpg

    Cheers
     
  7. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    The other thing to me is the green just gets lost. I think a bright yellow or gold colored dress would work better.
     
  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    U need come contrast and life and photography is more fun with contrast .hahahaha
     
  9. BSH

    BSH Mu-43 Veteran

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    And to me, the sheen on the fabric was the first thing that made me say "ooooo" about the full-length shot. I love that iridescent sheen. More subtle than loud colors, but very appealing (in my opinion).
     
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  10. Biro

    Biro Mu-43 All-Pro

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    Steve
    I agree. The dress colors made it look like she was a Goddess of the Woods... fitting the surroundings wonderfully. Subtle can be good... even if generally not appreciated by our society these days. :wink:
     
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  11. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Well, it's the thing with high fashion, the higher the fashion, the more serious/less expression on the face. The lower the fashion, the more happy and more lifestyle-like the expression.

    And yes, as for the green dress, she is the Goddess of Spring, at Rest in Winter
     
  12. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010

    I wanted it to be more subtle, even with a more muted green.
     
  13. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010

    yea, but it's too loud for what I'm looking for and what I wanted from this scene. It's why I called it Goddess at Rest, as in Goddess of Spring, at Rest in Winter
     
  14. FastCorner

    FastCorner Mu-43 Veteran

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    Not a fan of the large branch leading to her forehead in the third picture, but I really like the lighting and framing.
     
  15. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I agree ..I wanted to keep ur thread alive and on the top and started offering ideas..I am glad people are noticing it.
    Cheers
     
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  16. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Don't get me wrong, I like the shots. But on my monitor, she really gets lost in the scene because the dress is so close in color to the wood. I realize that might be the intent, but for me, I'm not digging it as much as some of your other stuff.
     
  17. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apart from the pics and the model, beautiful as always, I think that color and expression suit the theme. Classical representation of goddesses always had some gravity.
     
  18. steve

    steve Mu-43 Veteran

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    I think these images work very well. The muted hues fit the overall emotion of the image. It feels that the model is part of the environment. The overcast sunlight works wonderfully; very even lighting. But from the reflection in the model's eyes in #2, it looks like you're using a reflector or a little flash to help fill in her beautiful face. I do agree that the branch in the background is a bit distracting. But overall, I think these are wonderful images. Do you mind sharing the EXIF data?
     
  19. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    The first one seems a bit disjointed to my eye as the fabric of the top does not match the dress. The bare midriff already presents a natural break but needs something to tie back into the rest of the shot so I think if the fabrics were the same things would blend back together. That coppery metallic sheen thingy is really nice.

    I might even have suggested colored contacts of a matching shade of green. I do love green eyes so I'm a bit biased in that respect.

    If anything I wish her expression was even more aloof! I can imagine jambajoe saying "Now, more aloof!" but not coming across as a tool. Of course, cold day, backless dress and making her lay across a frigisd stone wall is working into tooldom. Hey, somebody has got to suffer or it is not art ... right?
     
  20. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    In the #2 photo, there was no reflector, actually. I think it's the reflection of the clouds.

    The branch was a bit hard to keep out of focused, since they were so close to stone wall and was very busy. But if you see the environment, you would want to shoot there also =D

    As for the EXIF data, they are fully available on my Flicrk set (under ACTIONS): Goddess at Rest | Flickr - Photo Sharing!