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Dec 23, 2009 06:17 |  #1

I met this lady who does Muay Thai boxing and I just had this flash in my head about the pics so I had to ask if she would pose for me.
Finally last weekend we had little photoshoot.

Basically I wanted to capture her in action.
How does people like the lighting, blurred hand, PP?
PP is not really flattering to women but as the whole boxing this is not very feminine sport, I wanted to add little rougher look.

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Dec 23, 2009 06:25 |  #2

I could take her down! :) (with a cannon) lol
dramatic light suits her well here. Have you thout about a perhaps more gritty processing? could be something cool as well, not to take away from the shots by any means.


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Dec 23, 2009 06:48 as a reply to  @ korrektor's post |  #3

I was thinking of getting more gritty look but with a female model I did not want to go that way. Just a little bit of high pass filter changed her look a lot.

At the moment Im looking for a MMA fighter for similar kind of shoot, and that is when I will do some extreme gritty processing


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Dec 23, 2009 13:48 |  #4

I wouldn't mess with her.


But, it looks great to me.



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Dec 23, 2009 14:17 |  #5

To me the lighting is spot on.

I would not "gritty up" the pp but I would add some sweat to her. Makes it look as if she were really working. Just get a spray bottle with water and spray as needed.

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Dec 23, 2009 15:59 |  #6

She literally scares me lol


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Dec 23, 2009 16:46 as a reply to  @ FelixDeSouze's post |  #7

cor, id love to have a round with her,, she looks very powerful....




  
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Dec 23, 2009 19:20 |  #8

It works very well IMO. The blur, eye contact and the lighting add to the nice touch in the shot. Well done.




  
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Dec 23, 2009 19:30 |  #9
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Dec 23, 2009 22:02 |  #10

great lighting choice. I LOVE the hand motion blur... but I think you probably could have gone even grittier with the processing. As you said, boxing isn't a girly sport so no need to keep it soft (ish). Good job overall though.


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Dec 23, 2009 22:07 |  #11

first one is better looking to me - as her head posed and lit and she attacks
i'd tilt clockwise a bit maybe as an option
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Dec 23, 2009 22:47 |  #12

I like the action in the arms nice.


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Dec 23, 2009 23:58 |  #13

Really nice! I like the motion in her lead fist.


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Dec 24, 2009 09:22 as a reply to  @ gyoung06's post |  #14

Thanks for the comments
About the sweat... I actually had baby oil and spray bottle with me but never used them :rolleyes:

Roman, I know what you mean. I like the first one better as well. Its just that small light triangle that falls below her left eye.
Actually I wanted that on every shot but on second shot she just rotated her head too much


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Dec 24, 2009 18:38 |  #15

+1 on the first shot. Even though it's blurred I like the left shoulder/arm muscle definition on the second shot. If you were to take get another session, I'd love to see a shot that has movement and lighting like the first shot, but also highlights her strength by somehow getting the muscle definition in focus - perhaps on the arm/shoulder that's not moving? Just thinking out loud...



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