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Sunny Afternoon 3

I usually dislike workshops, in which a gaggle of photographers are shooting a model simultaneously. But since I had recommended the workshop to Holly, I figured I might as well tag along and see what happened. The main shooting area was a small room, with a backdrop, lit by a couple of banks of hardware store halogen lights. That allowed many photographers to shoot, without each being tethered to strobe lights. But all those halogen lights played havoc on the model, causing many parallel shadows on her. Not to mention it was hot as hell, and the color temperature was hard to manage.

Looking around for something I could do, I noticed sunlight flooding into a breakfast nook next to the kitchen. So, I pushed aside the kitty dish, removed some chairs, took away the sheet that had been thumbtacked to the wall to cover the window, and shoved in a couch from an adjoining living room. It was marvelous lighting, with the addition of a reflector propped against my knee. I must have looked pretty weird to the other photographers, crouching next to the kitchen cabinets, balancing the reflector, and stretching to get the right angle for the shot. But, sometimes amazing things can happen in difficult situations.

Model: *DarkAngelHolly

Also see: Sunny Afternoon 1 Sunny Afternoon 2 Sunny Afternoon 4 Sunny Afternoon 5 Sunny Afternoon 6 Sunny Afternoon 7 Pin-up
Image details
Image size
904x575px 188.69 KB
Canon EOS 10D
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 19, 2006, 3:02:18 PM
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Jan-K-Fotografie's avatar
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malkavian40's avatar
Beautiful model and lighting!
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feloniousmonk's avatar
ahhh, beautiful Holly, I'd almost forgotten.
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20ina22's avatar
all that work, but it was WELL worth it: STUNNING shot!
xjuniorm's avatar
hot, very hot !
carbon-12's avatar
:) im begining to sound repetitive in my comments so sorry that its so short, but i do like this.
SeaSexSun's avatar
She's amazing ..... !
bada's avatar
So lovely model. Love a lot the angle of shot and her pose! Great photo! :clap:

mandragon's avatar
thanks for the story
it is really interesting to read things like that for an amoteur photographer like me

and besides ... I'm not surprised that Holly inspires you to do some stretching :D

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Eternal-Stone's avatar
The result was clearly worth the effort, great shot
jataisme's avatar
some of the best work with light i have seen..great shot
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dangsthurt's avatar
the dialogue reads like a porno fantasy for photographers. It don't change the fact that i am saving this image in my "Porno" folder and not in my "Art" folder. There is more creative impulse in the chaos of the wrinkles of the couch than in the "artistic nude."
darkmatterzone's avatar
My work often falls into a murky ambiguous area between glamour nudes and fine art nudes. So, it's always a judgement call whether to place an image in the artistic nude or glamour portrait category. Until very recently, DA required any image with nudity to be placed in the artistic nude category regardless of the actual content. The categories are not an attempt to legitimize an image as one thing or another, but are there to satisfy DA's requirement to organize artwork.
Geminisama's avatar
Sooo pretty. ;-;
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