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Old 07-09-2005, 08:22 PM
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As you may have realised Asy and I had a photoshoot with 4 models and about 5mphotographers a couple of weeks ago. The theme was body paint. It was a huge learning experience for me as I have done very little portraiture work. I had a great time and I hope you enjoy them too.

Anyway here are some of the results.

1. Artist at work


2. danaea


3. getting comfy


4. mid word


5. andi


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7. does my butt look big in this?
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Old 07-09-2005, 08:28 PM
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9. Getting cosy


10. Martin Getting into the mood


11. Janine - Now thats a tat!


12. dark and moody


13. Martin and Janine


14.


I hope you have enjoyed these
No Flash used, full manual settings for most (I thought I was on 400 ISO but it appears I was on 200 for a lot of them). I think a lot of them turned out very grainy so the challenge was interesting to say the least!
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Re: Body Paint - contains nudity

These are very interesting, Wendy. I like the moodiness created with the light and dark areas. The first set you posted don't do much for me, but the second set are quite artistic! My fav? ... #13, I think ... because of the way the light happens to fall on ... umm ... things ...

The human body as a canvas ... hmmm ... isn't that what women have been doing for years with their mascara and eye shadow, etc ... ???

Good on ya, Wendy - I'm far too reserved and shy to have done what you have done here ... but I do appreciate this kind of "art".

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Re: Body Paint - contains nudity

thankyou Sue for the feedback
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Way to go on stretching your photographic self Wendy! Looks like you had a lot of fun, it's been ages since I've done any studio work - I used to enjoy it.
I like the lines in #11
But I'd take out those specks
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I did have a lot of fun Carol, I thought about the specks after I posted it, but time has been at a premium lately. I may do more with the pics later. I have needed to challenge myself for ages, I am so glad that I did this!
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Re: Body Paint - contains nudity

Yes, that would be a big learning curve, Wendy. Taking portraites is a different thing to flowers, buildings, etc, that's for sure. I've had enough probs doing photos of granddaughter in her ball outfit. Did you and Asy do the body painting too? Have seen some extremely clever body painting...certainly an art form.

What type of PAINT did you use? Does it have to be re applied due to heat from lights, etc (Don't laugh...I'm serious ).

Good on you guys for getting way out of the old comfort zone! I might have to just stick to painting naked egg shells, though.
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Re: Body Paint - contains nudity

An excellent series Wendy. 3 works very well in its monachrome guise, 8 and 12 seem a lot stronger than the versions I saw before.

Full marks for presenting new ideas on here and decamping from the usual weeds and wildlife conveyer belt.

Well done.
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Thankyou Chris, I played with levels on both of those images to give them more impact. These are rather a change from what I usually take both interms of subject matter and the mood imparted. I found I enjoyed it farm more than I thought I would as I have generally steered clear of portraiture apart from the candid type shots. I may try for more learning in this general direction.

Ann I did not do any of the bodypainting, I was working during the morning so it was all done by the time I got there. Asy I think will be able to tell you more about the body paint. The paint did dry out but we did not do any retouching. Maybe in another situation we may have reapplied the paint. I know what you mean about body painting being an art form. I have done airbrush tattoos on people but nothing like this ....
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I'll be happy to offer my skills as a body painter on the next shoot Wendy. I'm fully qualified having creosoted hen cabins in the past.
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HIya!

Here are a few of mine:

Gypsy, I organised the painting, I did the outlines on the leopard man, and showed the 'painter' what needed doing, and Sylvia did the actual painting, and she did a darned good job. I did the painting on Denaea, and the front of Janine. One of the other togs did the back of Janine, and Andy. Was great fun. Only, I"m told the paint was cold..

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Second installment:

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Probably my fave for the day:


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Last ones...

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These two models had only been married a few months, so we suggested they take these photos and send them as their 'wedding photos' back to their rellies in England, and tell them this is 'traditional wedding fare' in Australia.. hehe
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Re: Body Paint - contains nudity

Asy it never ceases to amaze me that 2 people photographing the same things can have such very different results.
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PS: sorry they are all pretty much SOOTC, just with cropping. My back has been far too sore to spend time at the puter...

Oh, and, Chris, When are ya coming to help at a shoot, I'll organise one for ya.

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