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Jan 22, 2013 08:39 |  #1

Last week I posted some headshots from the start of BilCyns' World Tour project, Western US Native American. My thanks to my Cherokee friend, Dusty Dawn, for her consultation on authenticity. Today we move the the more complete images. Keep in mind that 2-3 of the frames in the gallery will be composited into appropriate backgrounds.

For the most part, the lighting scheme is a 60" Softlighter 45° camera right and 45° above, 48" Softlighter for fill just off camera left axis with a ratio of 3:1 and an AB800 with a 10° grid for hairlight (thanks DaveB for that one) or on the background for separation.

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8. OH Okay, we can finish with Cyndis' favorite headshot
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Jan 22, 2013 09:56 |  #2

really like #8 .. #6 and #7 are close seconds.. but I like the series over all
In #3 the pose looks akward


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Jan 22, 2013 10:22 |  #3

I really love 6. I think the look you captured in her eyes mirrors the subject matter and the lighting. It just works together very nicely. The colors are just perfect.




  
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Jan 22, 2013 22:17 |  #4

wow, that last shot is breathtaking. The eyes and MU are amazing. And the lips. Can't forget about them.


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Jan 23, 2013 06:03 |  #5

nice 'Native American' set




  
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Jan 23, 2013 06:16 |  #6

The last shot is amazing!


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Jan 23, 2013 07:50 |  #7

Beautiful series and great lighting.


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Jan 23, 2013 08:10 |  #8

Lovely model, but authenticity? All historical photos I've ever seen of western US natives had either clothing or skins that covered most of the body--it gets cold there. You want to do this sort of thing research the natives of pre-colonial Florida.


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Jan 23, 2013 08:56 as a reply to  @ advaitin's post |  #9

Thanks to all for the comments. Really appreciate them.

Advaitin, It does get cold in the west but it also gets quite warm. The wardrobe, colors and jewelry were all done in consult with a very close Native friend of mine who is extremely sensitive about this type of shoot by non-Natives. Possibly we could have used buckskin instead but that runs into serious budget constraints.

By the way, here's one of my "consultant" from a Native shoot we did. She's pretty authentic:

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Jan 23, 2013 12:03 |  #10

What a fantastic set I m really into the grey background colour at the moment and it works so well here.


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Jan 23, 2013 13:44 |  #11

The beadwork is fantastic. And it looks OK to me. The Cherokee were originally from the south and were forced to go to what is now Oklahoma. Quite right that deerskin would be prohibitive and there are leather-like fabrics that will do to look similar. Certainly the plains tribes and the upper west tribes covered up more, even in warm weather. Desert tribes probably layered just as Arabs did to protect from losing body moisture and it is my understanding that the more tropical tribes wore less clothing and some in warm climes less than that. There are plenty of images on the net showing the plains tribes in their typical dress.


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Feb 08, 2013 21:57 |  #12

Thanks guys.


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Feb 08, 2013 23:37 as a reply to  @ Bilsen's post |  #13

Number 8 for me...well done!




  
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Feb 09, 2013 13:41 |  #14

Very good shots! but these shots would be even finer outdoors.




  
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Feb 09, 2013 16:36 as a reply to  @ Andrew_T's post |  #15

Beautiful girl, fantastic makeup and costumes, well lit and sharp.
I do find the creasing and banding in the background slightly distracting though.


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