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Images as a result of the shootday with the lovely Joy

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Images as a result of the shootday with the lovely Joy

We had a lot of luck that day that the weather was nice, hot and sunny! The group was small, so all the participants had more than enough time to actually make some nice images! Below some of my shots i've made during that day!

Makeup & hair on this day was done by Marcia Tomsin, and the clothes are from Bikinis Beach

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Publication in FashionFaces Magazine

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Publication in FashionFaces Magazine

What about publications?

Well getting a publication(s) is not always that easy I'm afraid. We shot a series with two models last summer in Liege and unfortunately they got just published last month in FashionFaces Magazine - http://fashionfacesmag.com/ - Be  sure to go check them out!

So why is it not easy to get publications? Well, it takes time, and most of the time you are not allowed to actually start publishing the images online on any online media!

Meaning: models have to wait longer for the retouched results, makeup artist etc, meaning everybody will have to wait longer to use the final images on which we are all so proud off.

Also after waiting for such a long period, you still are not sure if they will get accepted for publication when you submit them to those magazines. It's always a wait-and-hope scenario, where you are never really sure if a magazine will accept it or not.

Not to go into that many details, but be sure to go check out some different online magazines, and read about there requirements for submitting your work and you will see what i'm talking about.

So these where the images we did on that location that day! Light was done with a regular beautydish with grid (Jinbei - 1200Watt) and i used myself a Neutral Density filter of 3-Stops

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So we contacted a stylist, two models and a makeup artist. Once we got onto the location, we started talking about what might work in this certain setting/location. We discusses a bit, made some changes to makeup/hair, while my assistant and I went location scouting, since it was the first time we were there.

Before I've started shooting I had already decided that i would make this series totally in Black & White, because for me, it would give me just that extra punch to the images.

Off course, this was a TEAM effort, no doubt about it, so here we go with the credists for our team that day:

Credits:
Blond hair model: Sarah Michaux
Dark Hair model: Desiree Eleonora Viola
Makeup & Hair: Sandrine Coutelier
Styling/Design: Tinneke Geenen
Assistant: Yves Bosmans
Photographer: Gunther Frans

 

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Guardians - BTS Movie

A few months back we did an editorial shoot with Owls and eagles. Below i've received the movie from this shooting.

Because we are still working on getting the images published, I can only show you a behind the scenes movie to give you an impression on how we work on these 'Big' shoots.

Two models, two makeup artists, hairstylist, stylist, photographer, two assistants, one person filming and not to forget the people from the birds.

It was a long day of shooting from 13.00 until 23.00 but is was well worth it!

 

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BTS Latex Workshop

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BTS Latex Workshop

The Behind The Scenes  Movie from DoubleTroubleStudios and wanted to share this awesome video with you all. Also below you can find some of the results shot during the workshop. Because it was latex and reflections on the clothes mathers, we decided to do some more complex lighting setups. More in the movie

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Retouching

As promised in this post I will try to describe the retouching done on 'Castle Of Dreams'

Below you can find already my layers pallete in Photoshop CS6

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As you can see it's a lot of layers and impossible to describe them all. I will try to summarize, if there should be any questions feel free to contact me.

 - RAW CONVERTIONS

We used two images in total to generate one total image. In the raw conversion program (Capture One) we tried to get the most details out of the RAW images. Later on we masked them in, so we get one composed image.

- CLEANUP BACKGROUND/SETTING - STRAIGHTEN THE IMAGE/PERSPECTIVE

After those three processes I started cleaning up the model herself. Using the regular healing brush to remove all blemishes on her skin.

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- DRESS/CURTAINS/OVERAL FEELING

Since we wanted to create a very dreamy feeling you will see in the layer pallet a lot of Toning/Light layers, all this was used to give a very even toning and light atmosphere.

Creating the light was not that hard, we just used an adjustement layer gradient, put it from white to transparant, and put it to Radial instead of lineair, and placed it where we wanted it. For instance, under her arms, near the windows.

DODGE  & BURN

We did some dodging and burning, but being used for the contouring of the image, not so much as for pixel level D&B. More to emphasize even more the shadouws and highlights.

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EXTRA SMOKE/FOG

To create an even more dreamy image we tried to create a smoke and fog effect as seen in the layer pallet.

HAIR

For the hair we used hair from an other image from her, to cover up the parts that could not be visible in this image.

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EXTRA DETAILS/TEXTURE

For the extra details in the image we used the plugin from Nik software, namely Detail Extractor, we used it a few times to create the effect on the walls and in the dress.

SHARPEN

In the end we did an overal sharpening of the image to make sure on the web it was sharp and not blurry (keeping the compression from facebook in mind)

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Got Questions, please let me know!

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Walktrough "Castle Of Dreams"

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Walktrough "Castle Of Dreams"

Castle Of Dreams, creation

As you can see, all the images above where made from the same angle and perspective. All on a tripod to make sure the compositing part in the end was not to big of a deal.

Hello All It's been a while since I've updated my blog again, so here I'll make it up to you.

Last w  eek, we decided to do another 'Project'! Below I'll give you a sneek peak of the proces we went trough when creating this image. It was made of multiple exposures, and later in the retouching part, all composed together.

As you can see below, we started with a empty room in a castle, and we've built the entire set and customized it to our own taste. Big thanks to Photographyves (assistant) and Tinneke Geenen (styling) for helping me out that day. 


Tec  hnical Part: The shutter speed used for the shot with only the dress was 1 sec on ISO 200 with a diafragma of f11. Camera was a Nikon D700 + 24-70mm f2.8Later we added the deep octa right in front of her, to create an even light, to make sure later in the compositing part we had not to much contrast, because we wanted to create a romantic, dreamy atmosphere.

Later this week I will go over the retouching of this image, since i know a lot of you out there are really interesting in this part.

Got questions about this, feel free to contact me!

 

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On Top Of Topless Art

In March we had for the very first time our 'Get On Top Of Topless Art' Workshop with the lovely model Emilie Vermeylen! Just to have you  know how it works in our workshops, Double Drouble Studios have created a behind the scenes movie to give you a quick inside view of all of this.  

Get on top of topless art - BTS from Double Trouble Studios on Vimeo.

During this workshop we try to play as much as we can with shadows. And not to mention posing your model, since there are no clothes (or almost none) we have to be creative with the body and create some nice curves for this.

If you are also interested in one of these workshops, you can find more information over here! At the end of April we have a workshop with the Dutch model Lenaa Warmelink doing the same kind of style.

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And for now some of the images shot during the workshop!

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That's it for this week! Enjoy your weekend and will do another update after the weekend on my blog!

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