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Glamour Bikini Model Javs Anne

Glamour Bikini Model Javs AnneGlamour Bikini Model Javs Anne

This is a set from Rock the Bikini earlier this summer, trying to catch up on all the pictures I have taken this summer has ended up being a challenge that I am really falling behind on. If you want to see all the modeling pictures go to this LINK, if you want to see all the events, burlesque and other stuff including PAX go to this LINK.

Javs Anne is one of the more fun models to take pictures of. She has a natural grace when it comes to working with her in front of the camera. She has a photographer boyfriend/husband/SO that has kept her busy since this photo shoot and I am glad that I met both of them. The set pretty much so speaks for itself in terms of the model and how natural she is in front of the camera.

I used a white reflector and a fill flash for this as we were under a tree at the time, and the tulle fabric we were using as a prop for the whole shoot. I really needed something that would cut through the tulle so that I could get some of the light through it and fill in the shade from the tree. Full day light and water behind the model was the real issue throughout this photo shoot, so the reflector and the fill flash with my favorite gary fong was the best way to go.

I didn’t use any special effects in Lightroom or any other software program. From Camera to Lightroom, with some highlights and increasing the contrast a bit was all that was really needed to bring out the model and give the mood that I was trying to create for this quick model set.

Glamour Bikini Model Javs Anne

 

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Saint Edwards Catholic School Urban Exploration

Saint Edwards Catholic School Urban ExplorationSaint Edwards Catholic School Urban Exploration

St. Edwards is one of the hidden crumbling gems here in the Seattle area, located north of Kenmore on Juanita Drive, hang a left on Seminary Road, and go all the way down the windy turny back road feeling deliverance country set up to get there. There are lots of light, lots of interesting artifacts throughout the four floors and some 120,000 square feet or more of a run-down Catholic School. From cell like dormitories, to the laundry room, theater, ball room, and other things this is one interesting place to go check out when it is open. You will want your discovery pass for this one, parking is under the Washington State Parks rules, and it is 10 bucks or 30 dollars for a full year pass to all the parks. The feel in there is oppressive at times, you wonder what the stories are, and when you throw in a pile of photographers, it makes for an awesome day of taking pictures.

Urban Exploration folks are going to love this place when it is open, from the paint peeling off the walls, to the danger asbestos signs, including seeing a couple of boxes (empty) that were marked high explosives, you get a real feel for this place, and the stories that are left behind. Oppressive, hopeful, weird, wonderful, huge for exploring, windows, and booby traps on some of the dormitory doors, it is a wonderful place to go take pictures. There are much worst ways of spending your day. The interplay of light and dark within the building is unique in my experience. Well worth visiting and checking out, bringing a couple of models along for the horror show creepy feel that the building has. Zombie fans should check this place out.

Saint Edwards Catholic School Urban Exploration

 

 

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Taking pictures of people in a hot tub

hot tub model Taking pictures of people in a hot tub

Hot tubs are very cool to take pictures of people in, however there are some things you need to know before you go on a shoot. If it is cold out, then steam is going to rise off the hot tub, and if you are using flash or even continuous lighting, actually any lighting from natural on forward you are going to get smears across the entire picture. Steam can make things annoying, so you want to increase the black scale and cut back on the contrast scale when processing them in Light Room (or any photo processing software that has color control across shadows, highlights, whites and blacks). You might also have to boost the color along the way to make sure you are filtering out for the effects of steam in your photo. Steam basically drowns out the subject and makes it difficult to get a good clean picture of the model.

The other thing to think about is the models color when taking the picture. Often we forget that water (blue and aqua) can also have influence on the colors in the eyes. Sometimes you will end up with your model looking like a Fremen from Dune because of over coloring or the natural reflection of the water in the whites of the models eyes. Hands are also important in this one because really all you have is the models expression and the models hands to work with during the shoot. Unless you are going for some of the getting out of the hot tub shots, then you have the torso to work with as well. Posing the model with only half a body can be difficult, so focus on the expression and the hands to convey the meaning you are looking for. Here is my shoot of one model in a hot tub, let me know what you think.

 

 

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