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Old 07-12-2011   #1
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Nicki was along to see what happens at a shoot. Well, what happens occasionally is the models you had confirmed not more than 12 hrs before don't show up. Nicki was kinda prepared, in that she had done hair and makeup, and wore a swim suit under her clothes. She got a little more than she bargained, for, or maybe I did... This was her first time ever in a model-like capacity, but I think she did wonderfully!

All of these were 1 light, either a 53" octa camera left, or a 17" maxilite camera left. Light source- 1 Bx500Ri. No foldable reflector, as I only had 1 assistant and he was manning the light so it didn't fall over into the water. And yes, I know the WB is not consistent. I processed each image for it's own merits, not to be done as a set.

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Great lighting - no 3 & 6 pip it for me

All really nice though

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Old 07-12-2011   #3
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Thx Rob, and thx for the Karma
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Here are my highly personal views.

You did a nice job of lighting with the light and no reflector.

I like 1, 3, & 5.

The pose in 2 is somehow looks awkward. It would look much better with Nicki leaning back instead of forward. Nicki also needs to have her shoulders back instead of being slumped forward. That would fix several flaws and also cause her breasts to rise and stick out more.

Four just doesn't say anything.

Six makes Nicki look very thick in the waist. A space between her right arm and her body would help. She is slumped over, which makes her swimsuit wrinkle, belly pouch out, and her breasts droop. Not a flattering pose at all.

Seven isn't too bad, but the straight on shot still makes her waist look too thick.

The twist in 8 helps the waist but emphasizes the fact that she is wide in the hips and has large thighs.

As I said, highly personal views, but to me she would be a very nice model for portraits, and with the right poses for waist up portraits or glamor. Her figure just isn't good enough for full length work.

I applaud Nicki for trying and given the model's limitations I think you did a good job.
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Here are my highly personal views.

You did a nice job of lighting with the light and no reflector.

I like 1, 3, & 5.

The pose in 2 is somehow looks awkward. It would look much better with Nicki leaning back instead of forward. Nicki also needs to have her shoulders back instead of being slumped forward. That would fix several flaws and also cause her breasts to rise and stick out more.

Four just doesn't say anything.

Six makes Nicki look very thick in the waist. A space between her right arm and her body would help. She is slumped over, which makes her swimsuit wrinkle, belly pouch out, and her breasts droop. Not a flattering pose at all.

Seven isn't too bad, but the straight on shot still makes her waist look too thick.

The twist in 8 helps the waist but emphasizes the fact that she is wide in the hips and has large thighs.

As I said, highly personal views, but to me she would be a very nice model for portraits, and with the right poses for waist up portraits or glamor. Her figure just isn't good enough for full length work.

I applaud Nicki for trying and given the model's limitations I think you did a good job.
I was with ya all the way until you said because of her hips and thighs that she's not good enough for full length work. To me, that's also a highly personal opinion. Mind you she is not looking for runway work in a size zero dress either.
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very nice series


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