A&P Modeling shoot...

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  1. Redliner7

    Redliner7 New Member

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    I picked up an Alienbee studio light, and I'm going to have a friend model for me so I can learn how to use the light -- any advice on how to shoot this, both for the model (for me to instruct) as well as how to use the alienbee properly with my camera?
     
  2. - ISO 100 should be perfect
    - Shutter speed shouldn't be faster than 250
    - Adjust aperture to make image darker/brighter, normally you shoot in f/8-f/12


    Just have fun and experiment :bigthumb:
     
  3. Redliner7

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    Wicked. What kinda instructions for my 'model'? :x: Go nood? Hahah.
     
  4. SenenCito

    SenenCito OT Supporter

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    also, get some good music, preferably the mode's choice

    and get ready to talk...A LOT!

    you may not even need to give a lot of instructions, try to keep the atmosphere as relaxed as you can and many times the pictures will come by themselves
     
  5. joy division

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    Heh...just make sure not to zoom in when her underwear is showing and one of her uh....lips is sticking out.



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    Buuuuuuuuuut just be super confident, be able to talk fast and a lot- no down time, keep things comfortable.
     
  6. Jcolman

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    Talk to her and explain what you're doing, that you don't really know any poses so you want her to relax, give you some poses of her own, and most of all, to enjoy the experience. Always compliment her, never say anything negative.

    Set your key light about 45 degrees from the camera and start shooting. Then bring it closer to the camera and try some different poses. Finally, end up with the light about 90 degrees from the camera.
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    I would say check out other people's work as well to get ideas. I don't mean copy them directly (I mean you could to start off), but pick up facial expressions and body language from them. This is a website I visit quite often:

    http://www.dpchallenge.com/photo_gallery.php?GALLERY_ID=17

    They seem to have pretty good stuff.
     
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    i'd say get to know your lighting before you start the shoot. nothing makes you look like a bigger dumbass then not knowing what you are doing
     
  10. joy division

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    oh my god could you get any more textbook boring? snooooooooooze
     
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    Shoot only fisheye or take macros of her eyeball the whole time.

    See how long she'll stick around with a camera 2 inches from her face.

    If she stays around you must have done something right. Try to have sex with her after the shoot.
     
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    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    :rofl: Good advice :rofl:
     
  13. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    did you buy any modifiers for the light?
     
  14. Redliner7

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    LOL. no on the modifiers. Thanks for the tips -- this isn't actually for modeling purposes. I just want to learn my lights, and use her as a model. But I didn't want to look like a complete tool while doing it, lol.
     

  15. Oh dam no modifier? :o

    if you were close i'd let you borrow something, or if you're close to a photography store pick up an umbrella, small cheapy ones can't be more than $15 but they do the job :bigthumb:
     
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    Textbooks are funny that way....a means of teaching basics to someone who doesn't have the experience of someone extraordinarily gifted like you. Perhaps I should have simply told him that if he wasn't born with a gift for shooting models he should simply find another hobby. In fact, since I did such a piss poor job of explaining the boring stuff, perhaps you should elaborate on the finer points of lighting for us. I'm sure we would all benefit from your vast knowledge and experience. In fact, I'll take notes.
     

  17. :bowdown: Jcolman for president :bowdown:
     
  18. Tedrzz

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    qft...pwned.
     
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    :bowdown: Holy shit :rofl:
     
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    good luck with the shoot. portaits are next for me after i learn landscapes w/ my d50.

    also, n00ds if possible :mamoru:
     
  22. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    hope your in a place you can bounce the strobe... otherwise the light is going to be pretty harsh.
     
  23. NJGuy

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    Classic forum pwnage worthy of Internet bandwidth.
     
  24. joy division

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    Notes...take the beginning of your reply and apply it to yourself, thats about it. Just keep posting those awesome portraits of your daughter, I am flabbergasted that you actually teach.
     
  25. SenenCito

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    man when the ownage is so damn hard best thing to do is say good reply and just shut up.
     

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