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Apr 05, 2009 19:12 |  #1

Asked a friend to pose for me. He is as soft as a kitten, but i wanted to make him look mean. His girlfriend put oil on him, then sprayed him with water, to look like sweat
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Apr 05, 2009 19:43 |  #2

#4 is fantastic---everything came together for this shot, including lighting, composition and model's pose.

Other images are very nice, too. Well executed session, with #4 taking the cake!


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Apr 05, 2009 19:47 |  #3

The glove position is weird for me in the first and the loose wraps in the last three kill those for me as well.


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Apr 05, 2009 22:09 |  #4
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Last one definitely works the best for me.


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Apr 05, 2009 23:25 |  #5

I really like the second one.




  
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Apr 06, 2009 00:24 as a reply to  @ reefergal's post |  #6

Lighting, oil, fake sweat and facial expression are all good but hand position is weird in all. A fighter would not hold hands like that


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Apr 06, 2009 02:50 |  #7

Strange, your the second person to comment on hand positions, yet no one has told me 'what' the hand positions should look like. I agree about the loose wraps though.
I tried boxing many years ago, and was also a brown belt in karate, and didnt think the hand positions were THAT out, except no.3, which was his idea.
It had to be a compromise between pose, and gettting everything into a tight frame.
I dont mind people commenting negatives on photos, but they should also offer advice too, that is how we all learn. This is the first time i (and he) have tried a shoot like this, and only the 3rd guy i have photographed, so i need all the help i can get.

Thanks for comments guys, keep 'em coming.


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Apr 06, 2009 05:23 as a reply to  @ PCthug's post |  #8

Sorry if I didnt explain in detail. I didnt mean to be negative with my comments, was supposed to be more constructive criticism but obviously I failed. I totally agree that these kind of things should be mentioned as its the way we learn, just like you said.

Well this is how I´d do it. Im not saying its the correct way, its just my way :D
#1 his right shoulder is in front so I would place his left hand closer to his cheek to guard his face. When both hands are parallel in front of body, it does not look good.

#4 his left hand is ok but right elbow is flexed too much (makes his knuckles point upwards). If he is going to hit, he needs to move his hand too much and that makes it too obvious to the opponent. I agree that tight framing makes all this a bit tricky.

Again, this is not the only way to do it. Its just my idea of posing that I have learned during 10+ years of studying different martial arts.
I hope this helps more than my first comment :oops:


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