Out of Hibernation (a few artsy, but still NSFW, pictures)

Yeah, it’s been a long frickin’ winter, here in Canada.  Heck, most of you Americans know exactly what I’m talking about, even the ones who didn’t know what the heck snow was, before.  Sucks, don’t it?

Well, this winter hit me hard.  I have been in such a funk this winter that George Clinton was jealous, and only recently, I have started to come back out.  Took me long enough, huh?  But now that it’s over, I’m coming back with a vengeance.

The first shoot of the season was two weeks ago, with Kelly.  If you ever get the chance to shoot with this perfect storm of beauty and talent, TAKE IT!  I swear, I could have put my camera on the tripod, set the shutter to snap every ten seconds, and walked away.  An hour or two later, I’d come back, with a gallery-worthy set of images, ready to go.  She is just that good.

 A young woman, gazing out of a window.  A young, nude woman, curled up on white sheets.

 

A young, nude woman, gazing out of a window.   A young nude lady, with her arms crossed in front of her and her head down.

 

A young, nude woman, stretched out in blackness.

Also, this past weekend, the teacher from a photo business course I took was hosting a day-long seminar on fashion photography.  Now, as you may have seen from my site, I don’t know Jack about fashion photography, so I signed up for it.  It was an interactive seminar (complete with model), that not only dealt with the photography aspect itself, but also dealing with agencies and magazines and all the other aspects that create such high alcoholism rates in the industry.

It was a great shoot, and again, the model knew exactly what to do, almost reflexively.  However, as the model is a high end model, and those of us there, aren’t, we were told that we could use her images on our sites (not FB), but not to include her name.  She also bugged out without giving any model release.  Um…no release, at all?  Not even a non-commercial one?  I know, here in Canada, you technically don’t need one for a non-comm anymore, but I still subscribe to CYA.  If she ever changes her mind and decides to take it to court, it’s her word against mine, and mine will probably lose.  Plus, the whole thing pissed me off a bit lot, so I’m not using the pictures at all.  It’s a shame too – I got some really nice ones.

On a related note, there’s also another lens on the horizon (one that’s probably well overdue), but that’ll be for my next post, since, me being me, I did a lot of comparing.

Take it easy, and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do…and if you do, take pictures!

 

P.S.  The 2nd to last shot, where she has her arms wrapped around herself?  Other than removing one tiny bump on her right arm, one on her neck and upping the colour temperature, that is a completely raw, un-cropped, untouched shot.  She’s just that beautiful!

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