A&P Artistic Nude shoot coming up... *NWS PICS INSIDE*

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  1. Auspicious one

    Auspicious one New Member

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    Shoot today pics will follow :naughty:

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    NWS !!! How did i do?????? C&C please!!!

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    These were all taken with a garage work like halogen bulb 2x500w, white background (sheet) and a matress topper :o, and i had one of her friends hold a big piece of white paper to bound light into her shadow in some shots :mamoru:

    first time doing this, no studio for my disposal :bigthumb: i think it turned out ok


    I get to take nude pictures of a girl that wants them done. I have a Konica Minolta 5D and a 75-300 4.5-5.6 lense, and a 18-70 lense



    can anyone tell me what type of lighting i would need to get a shot like this
    for example:
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    http://mjranum.deviantart.com/art/Rael-IX-45085030


    and/or lighting like this

    http://abrito.deviantart.com/art/no-title-02-46953552
    so that the background is almost if not completely black

    im guessing a black backdrop with very little lighting and low DOF and an exposure that will not illuminate the background, for the latter.

    of course some PP is nessecary in CS3 which i know very well...

    what type of lighting will i need

    like will i need a reflector for soft shadows?

    thanks

    i might post them on here if you all are nice
     
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    not a DA member so I can't see them (mature filter is on unless you register)

    but you have the basic idea down on what it takes, but let me add a couple things

    black flags help control your light from spilling where you don't want it

    lighting the human body to to be fine art and look good is very difficult, its really a science in it of itself.
     
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    ok cool black flags thanks, and for lighting the human body, yah i am realizing the science behind it is tough to grasp, but oh well gotta just get up and do it and try...
     
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    Damnit. I had a really good website that showed a bunch of pictures and the lighting it took to get the specific technique. I just looked all through my bookmarks to find it, but it seems as though I didn't save it. I think I found the link from another link that was posted on strobist, though.

    :wtc:


    Edit: This was the link: http://www.lighting-essentials.com/setups/index.html I haven't seen anything exactly like what you want, but it does have some good ideas and how to achieve them. This time it's going in my favorites :mad:
     
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    if i made my own softbox, what type of lightbulb should i use, i dont have a flash atm
     
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    you're not going to get enough light from a household lightbulb. you could buy some of those tungsten work lights from home depot, but be warned they get very very hot.
     
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    First pic's lighting is in the Artist's Comments.

    Second pic looks like a big softbox above her, maybe with a grid on it.

    I'm not sure how you'd mount a softbox onto home depot work lights. But maybe you can rig an umbrella mount?
     
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    If you're going to use home depot work lights, (which I don't recommend but it's a cheap way to get light) rather than try and making a softbox, bounce your light off of large 4'x8' sheets of white foamcore (available from art supply houses for about $8 per sheet). This will give you a large source of soft light. The downside is that you need a lot of light hitting the foamcore and it's difficult to control the spill light.

    Use two sheets of foamcore, placed on either side of the model. One sheet has the light bouncing off of it, (your key light) while the other sheet simply bounces the extra light back into the shadow side.
     
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    :rofl: @ the number of views of this thread
     
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    SycoPhant Get out my way

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    large diffusion flat infront of it. This is a calumet P-22, awesome tool in a pinch. used one yesterday with a HS senior in my basement


    i know I have a pic using home depot light and one, but this will have to do for now.
     
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    here we go, my shitty garage in santa barbara :o



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    cool, i think we have one of those lights in the garage
     
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    am I really the first one to say this :o

    post nudes
     
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    Not bad, I like it.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    Did you hit that shit son?
     
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    :squint::o no she has a bf but she brought 2 gf's but my game wasnt good enough :dunno:
     
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    need more pics to tell, and more revealing,



    but in all honesty, it's pretty decent. I'm guessing the color version is to pron like? I would have had the light a little closer to the camera for more of the left side fill, too many shadows on the left side, and overblown highlights on the right.
     

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