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Occasionally we come across a video clip that captures our imagination perfectly.

Here is a short nylon tease clip that we are using for inspiration in developing our new sets for our VLOG.

Let us know what you think in the comments section…

FILTERS AND POST PROCESSING

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So a young lady approached us to assist her with entering a competition in the USA. The first phase involved shooting her front side and back in fashion and bikini styles to gain entry.

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Off the back of this we decided to also shoot a little Burlesque/Lingerie set to add another dimension to her fledgling portfolio.

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She provided the shoes and basque, we put together the rest of the package, and as you can see the shots turned out nicely.

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We must admit, we prefer the floppy wide brimmed hat to the traditional Bowler on her, but that is part of the flow…Sometimes you have to try different things to get the look that really works.

Also we are talking today about filters and post processing. But it is also worth mentioning white balance. It is important to firstly set the white balance on the camera to match the sale of light you are using. So in this case we would select flash as we were working in the studio.

Even on that setting you can see that all the pictures above came out of the Canon camera, we were using at the time, a little on the warm side, which translates as a little towards the yellow side of the lighting spectrum. This tinge can be taken out by moving the white balance slider in Lightroom towards the blue end of the spectrum.

Some people get the model to hold up a colour balance card at the start of a shoot that has a neutral set of greys on it. This can then be chosen with the colour picker in the white balance adjuster to set the overall tone for the picture. The setting then saved and stamped on all the proceeding images to get a unified colour scheme. We hasten to add that this all only works if you shoot in manual mode. If you shoot in automatic, the colour balance etc will vary from shot to shot an make it a nightmare to colour balance the whole sequence.

Below we show an alternative style called cross processing that allies an algorithm to the shadows and highlights to achieve a totally different effect.

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The skin tone looks more natural, the blacks a little sharper and the edges/highlights have a slight bluish tinge to them.

Experimentation is the key and learning to use your kit to get maximum results. We also hope you like the fiddly stockings she wore which were reversed to the normal sense, with seams and fancy lacing don the front for a different look.

THE BUSINESS OF NYLON

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She knew when she came for the interview that she had overdressed somewhat, and the look she got from the other woman in the blue chip organisation confirmed their disdain for her stripper heels…

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But she had heard on the grapevine that the Chief Executive she was going to meet, and be interviewed by, was a confirmed leg man who had a passion for seamed Fully fashioned Nylons. She had caught him looking unabashedly at her nylon legs for some time and decided as they took a break for coffee to take control…

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First getting him to lick the bottom of her shoes and feel the sharp point of her uber high heels, she knew she had found a submissive streak in this powerful captain of industry.

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Soon she had him a compromised state, and showed that the significance of a tie is not to be the best dressed man in the Universe, but a form of bondage transforming him into a chattel exhibiting his servitude, she a Dominant emancipating him from his staid and stuffy daily routine.

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The Force of the Nylon was overwhelming to him, feeling the black foot Nylons gently flirting across his back, and kneeding into the aching muscles from the mornings workout…

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He confirmed the Contract with a kiss of her high arches! Wishing he had the nerve to lick along the lurex seam and see where the journey might end…

Never underestimate the power of a Dominant female, who knows what she wants and how to get it.

This is a short excerpt from one of our photo novels. If you feel you have what it takes to star in this as either persona, do drop us a line as we always can fit in a new shoot to Wow the Masses!

A TWIST OF QUIRKINESS

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Take a seasoned model who has done a number of conventional shoots…

Fluo Girly

A model who has asked to refresh her portfolio with something zesty, fun and funky…

Fluo Girly

Take her out of her normal comfort zone by introducing wigs that will completely transform her look, almost render her anonymous to her fanbase…

Fluo Girly

Explore new colour combinations and materials that go into uncharted territory and break out of the norm…

Fluo Girly

Explore poses that show of a fine slim figure and also get her moving and playing with shapes that she does not recognise as her own…

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And, above all, have fun in following his through…

And Voile, you have the ingredients for a fabulously fun shoot that combined both stills and video to great effect.

A VERY LARGE ERECTION!

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Well let’s face it, that got you looking didn’t it?

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Today’s post is a celebration of our local dockside heritage.

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And also a hint that we can use many places as a fine backdrop to add interest and variety into the mix of how we compose our shots.

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Bringing the pictures to life with a little HDR twist also brings out all the lines and textures and expresses just how much detail a digital camera is actually picking up.

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The Sun is on its way, so we start to come alive and get out and be more creative.

We Love shooting outdoors and have a wealth of great places in our locality. We always have an assistant or two with us to ward of any unwanted attention, so you can assure you will be safe, but at the same time will need a little exhibitionist streak in you…so no wallflowers need apply!

CHAPERONES

Ask any photographer their opinion on chaperones and you will get a very mixed response.

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If  a new model is just breaking into the profession she, or indeed he, may ask if they can bring a chaperone along to provide some level of safety or boost their confidence.

We say safety because they do not know the credibility or attitude of the photographer. There are plenty of ‘Geek with Camera – GWC’ types who are more than happy to part with a wedge of cash to see a model disrobe to partial or complete nudity. Their ability as a photographer may be good or questionable, and it is a risk for anyone to compromise themselves when they do not know the person they are working with.

To act professionally we always discuss a models ‘levels of work’ prior to a shoot. We pitch for shoots by placing castings on professional modelling websites. These sites facilitate a model looking at references and testimonials written and placed on the site. Thus lending some credibility to the attitude and action of the photographer. Models are also left feedback to attest to their performance and abilities to turn up and work professionally.

We are lucky! As a male with female partner and assistant, the workload is delineated into girls working with the models on dressing, styling and make up and me looking after technical aspects of the set, the lighting and the shoot itself. It negates the need for a model to feel concerned as we have impeccable standards to ensure they feel comfortable at all times.

You can see from the fun attitude and engagement in this shoot, just how much the model has settled into her comfort zone. We get to know people so we can engage with them in a friendly and fun way which gets them relaxed and able to laugh and enjoy the time with us. The results speak for themselves.

Also we let a model set the level she is comfortable with and do not push her boundaries. There is enough gratuitous content out there to go to the Sun and back a million times. We prefer provocative tease where often less is more and the model remains clothed and lets her personality and swagger do the talking. If people have a desire to shoot nude, we can do this, we are after all not prudish and see nudity as a beautiful thing if expressed artistically. But we generally reserve working to this level with people we know and have shoot with several times, or where they have commissioned us to do a shoot for themselves or a loved one.

So coming full circle to give our opinion on chaperones. We welcome people who come with a good attitude and willingness to participate. So no jealous partners, and no people who just sit there and get in the way of any progress.

You can see in this instance the model brought her Mum along. We got along fabulously well and they got a couple of cool shots together that were not part of the planned shoot, but taken as a Thank You for the Mum’s fun attitude and input.

BRITISH SUMMER TIME

Is it time for an Ice cream yet?

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Well if you are in Eastbourne and the Sun is out it would be rude not to pop down to our favourite purveyor of finest gelato, ‘Fusciardi’s’.

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And order something as delightful as a ‘KnickerBocker Glory’, a tasty and refreshing treat that simply has to be quaffed down and shared.

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It provided a refreshing break between takes on our photo shoot at the seaside, and also goes on to prove that you can have some indulgence in your life and still maintain a good figure. Just make sure you savour and enjoy every mouthful!

NURSES

We don’t like to harp on about things like illness or accidents, but there is a universal denominator that can cut through the misery. Whilst many may say it is the sight of a Doctor as you open your eyes that brings a sigh of relief, we beg to differ and would say it is the sight of a caring Nurse.

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With this in mind, we take that premise a stage further, and put a light redesign on the traditional uniform you might come to expect…

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The beauty of PVC is that is has a nice shiny look and texture and is of course easy to wipe down and keep clean.

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The development of Nurse practitioners has passed on many of the elementary skills one might associate with the job role of a Junior Doctor.

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And finding a pulse is of course paramount in determining whether a patient is dead or alive.

With the more recent emergence of multi resistant bacteria such as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus or M.R.S.A. the traditional ‘Taste Test’ has now gone out of the window…

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We hope you will take all of the above with the ‘Tongue Firmly in Cheek’ Nature that it is intended! We do value the great work that all our nurses do to assist in the quality of life of patients and helping them stay well.

Add to that, the fact that dressed in this manner we believe there would be a marked increase in heart attacks in the elderly male population.

For those of you who do like the thought of a Nurse giving you a bed bath, we’ll leave you to savour that thought…

STORYLINE SHOOTS

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Rather than just shoot for the sake of it we like to be creative and come up with a story to frame our retro shoots.

So taking a maid shoot as an initial theme we then decided to enlist the help of a top class male model to add an air of decadence to the concept.

We started off with a simple fashion shoot so that the couple could familiarise themselves with one another’s working style, before we got into this concept.

And soon the maid was well on her way to learning the rudiments of serving a demanding boss. However, one clumsy slip and the drink went everywhere and the boss had to admonish his employee.

It was only later, behind the scenes that the feisty femme decided to get her own back

And administer a little bit of her own rough justice.

Luckily the boss took it all in good faith…

And the dynamic or equilibrium restored…

In total we took about 500 shots to complete this story and will be compiling the results into an amusing short graphic novel which should be available to purchase soon…

Let us know if you like this way of working and we will schedule more storyline shoots.