GAGA OBSESSION

Tiina Rubber

You know sometimes you just want to shoot a model because they have a distinctive style, look, or persona. Tiina was one of those people…

Tiina Rubber

An ad hoc shoot was arranged at short notice and we agreed to meet in the premises of our favourite purveyor of all things nylon.

Tiina Rubber

In the rush to put everything together, I forgot to pack the radio triggers to fire of my lighting system.

Tiina Rubber

The net result was to shoot or not to shoot…Well luckily I always carry a couple of speed lights, better known as flash guns, in my bag. I didn’t have any triggers so had to go with the flash on top of the camera, which is 99% percent of the time an absolute ‘No-No’. However, needs must.

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Tiina made hr best efforts to quickly don the Rubber and Nylon combination that I had provided and made a sterling effort to run through elements of her posing routine.

Tiina Rubber

At the time she appeared to be one of the hardest working and most regularly shot models on the local scene. Now having moved to America I still follow her activities on FaceBook etc where we are friends. (Yes, for the record, I am not a stalker).

Tiina Rubber

All told despite the harsh shadows, not a bad coupe of hours shoot and some interesting shots developed along the way…

 

FROM SASSY TO ELEGANT

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When a friend who is a profoundly excellent yoga teacher asked us to do some promotional shots for her we jumped at the chance…

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Starting with a nice look for a typical day out with the girls we encouraged her to find her sassy style. She has a great love for Rock music and following the local music scene so we knew she had it within her to take a simple dress to a new level.

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Of course it alway helps if one is fit and flexible to strike a number of poses easily, with a natural flow and elegance.

Through our pre shoot discussion we had found that she is an aspiring author an decided to flip her look to reflect how a successful woman might dress for a cocktail reception for her newest book deal.

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She is such a vivacious person and it is so easy to make her chuckle, so we had to pause frequently to regain composure.

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Without a doubt, she has all the right attributes to kill it everytime, her warmth and personality shining through.

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In each set she is wearing simple barely black pantyhose to complement her outfits that give a nice elegant line. We provided the cocktail dress and accessories for the evening wear shoot and the first green two piece was the models own.

We revel in helping people achieve a look that reflects their personality and makes their image ‘pop’. Its so important these days in the realms of intense social media to have a look for the moment or a look for an emotion to keep your offerings fresh and engaging. Drop us a line if you would like to work with us on your own image and branding.

PICNIC TIME…

We are fast approaching that time of year where the temperature rises to a point that it is possible to get outside and dine ‘al-fresco’.

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What better way is there, than to pack a hamper full of goodies and bring along a bottle of your favourite Fizz?

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To make seating comfortable and dry we always recommend bringing a floor mat, preferably with a waterproof membrane on one side. The more decorative the better in order to set the right scene.

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Of course, its always difficult to know what to wear for such and occasion. Our ladies on this particular day decided to dress up, as opposed to down in some suitable fetish attire.

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Crossing a lawn in ultra high heels can always pose a challenge! Luckily they had me on hand so they could cross wearing slippers and then exchange those for the heels when in place. A top tip for those who want to avoid clumps of mud stuck to the heels making it look somewhat grubby, by comparison.

Naturally, fine seamed stockings are essential for a wholly decadent expose.

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It wasn’t long before Destiny delved into her more Dominant persona and had our guest on her knees and ready to obey. What a persuasive young lady she is!

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To work off the calories from all the goodies consumed they then vacate to our tree area where destiny demonstrated the first exercise of this session, a standing push up or bench press…

Its amazing what you can get up to in an afternoon, and how the Sun and Wine turn your mind into a haze. We’ll let you imagine how this lovely little country soiree panned out…

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.

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!

BURLESQUE BEAUTY

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Some models were simply made for retro Burlesque/Pin Up style shoots.

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And this was one of our first attempts at going full tilt with the style.

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It is worth noting that whilst we had a reasonable Canon consumer camera at the time…

Stockings and Legs on a wet Saturday

We were actually shooting with a set of Builders Lights purchased from a hardware store.

Stockings and Legs on a wet Saturday

Hence the odd assortment of shadows that have manifest on the images.

Stockings and Legs on a wet Saturday

Its funny when you look back at old work. One has a sense of knowing and wishing that we could travel back in time and re do the shoot again with all our current kit, knowledge and experience. Alas, models come and go and this retro beauty, as far as we know, retired from shooting not long after working with us on this set. Its a sad loss as you can see she was good at striking  pose or two…

We hope by showing our flaws and development that this encourages you to have a go at chasing your dreams. Everybody has a starting point and after eight years we are still learning something new every day. So get out there, find a good model, have fun and shoot something cool that pushes your boundaries to become a better creative.

A TWIST OF ELVISH!

We Trust you can see the humour in the title as this young lady had an uncanny knack of curling her top lip in an Elvis style…

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The purpose of this shoot was to go for some fashion shots and classy boudoir to revamp the budding models portfolio.

As you can see she has a fabulous figure, tall and slender, and poses well

She took very well to the three styles we envisioned for her, and had a lot of fun during the fast paced shoot.

It also gave us the opportunity to try out some new retro foundation wear we had purchased with a modern twist. The grey shaping body worked like a dream at accentuating the best of her figure.

We recommend always guiding a model when putting on Fully Fashioned Nylons. Many young ladies will not have come across such delicate material, and we recommend they wear gloves when putting on the stockings, otherwise it is easy to get the inevitable snags and a pair of £20 nylons are ruined.

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But then again some people like to see a run in a stocking, almost as much as they like to see the way old nylons wrinkle as they do not have lycra in them to provide some degree of stretch like modern yarns.

We enjoy helping models find a new look or style and revamp their portfolio. We provided all three outfits, stockings, pantyhose, props and styling for this shoot, and I find you’ll agree the results are rather splendid.

FRENCH FANCY

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Continuing our theme of showcasing people who we think are rockin’ it in the Nylon World we would like to introduce a lovely young lady who we at first thought was French, but in fact hails from Belgium.

Nonetheless the French speaking accent does set the pulse racing of many a warm blooded male, or female for that matter. Above you can see her teasing her boss wearing Fully fashioned Nylons…

And here you can see her trying on Nylons and Pantyhose.

Whatever guise you see her in she will always be wearing Killer Heels from the best designers in the World

She looks like ‘Butter wouldn’t Melt in her Mouth’, but is a very sexy lady with an awesome website. If you would like to get to know her in more detail, pop on over to JULIE SKYHIGH

BEYOND MY MUSE…

 

Emma Louise from Worthing does 3 shoots on Tue 4th August

There comes a time when you have shot your muse many, many times and the flow is fabulous, and you get great results, and you feel like it is time to add in a new challenge.

When your muse is your partner and you tell her you want to shoot other women, it can pose an initial problem. A problem that has to be broached delicately as initial thoughts are that you have got bored with the working relationship. Far from it. The working relationship was to set the standard from which all other assignments would be judged. Also, when not shooting my partner I engage her awesome creative skills as an adept make up artist, or in more recent times as a second shooter as well. Behind the scenes footage is always of interest to a lot of tech savvy followers who like to see the kit in use as well as the end result.

Emma Louise from Worthing does 3 shoots on Tue 4th August

So here is the first model I shot with when making that next move. A delightful young lady known on Modeling websites as ‘BrightonBlonde’. She was my first, and as far as I can see still works today and is very popular. She is tall and slim with very long legs and that means she is perfect for showcasing nylon. Considering this was my first deviation with a new person I think it went exceedingly well.

Emma Louise from Worthing does 3 shoots on Tue 4th August

We provided the outfits and stockings. Over time we have built up quite a collection of outfits, stockings and props and the current quota runs into thousands of pounds worth. To get the best out of a shoot you need to invest a lot into it…