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" 50's Pin-up Style " ?

 
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Feb 24, 2016 08:39 |  #1

I will follow up with more searching here...but what actually makes a photo fit in this genre? Is it a combination of make-up, dress, and post processing?


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Feb 24, 2016 15:14 |  #2

And pose along with props




  
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Mar 06, 2016 11:11 |  #3

IMO, The most you can do to make this Genre come alive is Mu & Hair. The victory curls are a real staple of Vintage Pinup. Everything else will just help enhance the genre. Wardrobe, Props, post work. BW or Color? George Hurrell did a lot of great BW work in the 40's/50's With fresnal lights. Classic Vintage Hollywood Glamour.

If I want to do a vintage theme (which I really don't do much anymore) I always looked at some books I bought, "The Great American Pin-up" Also, there is book on Glen Elvgren "Elvgren" a noted Pin-up artist of that era. They will not only give you great ideas, but poses as well. And the reason I personally try and make my images look illustrated/painted is because of those artists. Not that you asked, but I try and emulate Norman Rockwell's style. I highly recommend you develop your own style.

Few examples of what I'm talking about.

IMAGE: https://robertalvarado.smugmug.com/photos/i-R7PZsqP/0/O/i-R7PZsqP.jpg

IMAGE: https://robertalvarado.smugmug.com/photos/i-WgmRXFg/0/O/i-WgmRXFg.jpg

IMAGE: https://robertalvarado.smugmug.com/photos/i-j6MfXVL/0/O/i-j6MfXVL.jpg

50's style Pin-up (IMO) is fun and flirty. I try and have the model always look into the lens and flirt. Big smiles usually work well but the expressions really run the gamut depending on what concept you're shooting. In general, smiling works.

I used to add a circle behind almost every image I did. Another nod to the artists of that era.
And to pick this image a bit. So I got the hair, I got the "Cute" Factor (even an animal!) Threw in the circle, but the dress isn't really 50's, but hey, I like it anyway. And that's another thing, not sure what you want to do with your photography, but I've always just shot for myself. I'm like a big kid, I enjoy shooting and can't wait to edit. Really, I have a blast doing this. So as long as I'm having fun I'll keep doing it. I mention this as you may want to eventually do it professionally (by the way I don't consider myself a professional, really, I don't) So.... if you do consider getting paid, then you will want to do what pleases others (clients and such) and not necessarily you.

IMAGE: https://robertalvarado.smugmug.com/photos/i-24gmttQ/0/O/i-24gmttQ.jpg

Again, this is all just my opinion, take it for what it's worth.

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Mar 07, 2016 21:10 as a reply to  @ hihosteverino's post |  #4

Thanks for this. You were the first one to come to mind when I was approached. Thanks


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Apr 01, 2016 09:05 |  #5

Following this thread.

My issue is that I can get the clothes and the girls and the cars and the puppies. What I have no idea how to do is the processing. The pin up shots like #4 above is the look we want to try to get.

A friend of mine recently asked me if I could shoot her in a "pin up" style. I'm not charging her, primarily because I suspect this will all end in carnage and tears, but I was wondering if anyone knew of any online tutorials for someone who's using PSE13...


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Apr 02, 2016 12:41 |  #6

I look forward to some replies with post tips orv even presets for light room. I love the pin up look. Those examples in this thread were amazing by the way


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