June 27, 2010

on assignment

my sweet model girl was so patient today as i dragged her from place to place today, trying to find the right setting.  we got to try out some of my ideas...some are still waiting on the right settings.  some ideas worked, some didn't.  but it was all about the lessons learned.  here are a few of my favorites for this week's theme "obscurity".  in this case, i went with a sub-theme of teenage angst and running away....
















33 comments:

  1. Nice Photos, Char! I sure wish I could get my 16 year old to pose for me like that. Your daughter is beautiful. I hope she enjoyed the final outcome of the shoot!

    Sharon

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  2. Wow! Awesome pictures, Char! And I love your new model. She's perfect for this shoot. I especially like the third one down. There's real vulnerability in the way her left foot is turned.

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  3. These are great, Char..! And your blog - loving the new layout and style!! It looks fantastic, dear.

    I'm off to see what else I've missed.

    xoox,
    -maria

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  4. By jove, I think she's got it! Nah, you've always had it. And these just prove it. Excellent.

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  5. Gorgeous! I love the graffiti background - perfect setting.

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  6. I second the vote for the urban pictures. They're really working well in setting the tone.

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  7. Hey... I have an appt for a session tonight with a teenager, my head is swimming with ideas. I love these pictures, quite inspirational.
    The urban look is huge in these parts lately, i love it.

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  8. OH char....these are GREAT !
    the one where her hands are up in the air and then the one where she is holding her head in her hands.....WOW WOW WOW !

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  9. thanks you guys - now I just have to narrow it to about 4-5 choices. then the class will narrow it to one. she was so much fun to shoot with and she really helped with some ideas. I need to upload a couple more so you call can help.

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  10. I love them all, but that last one on the steps gave me goosebumps!!!

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  11. Great work Char....I really like #2 from the top and the very last one!

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  12. Your model did a great job. The last image is my favorite. It captures all the angst of that age.

    Where is Andy's? I've never heard of it. I'll have to check it out.

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  13. those photos are amazing. wow.

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  14. the 4th photo is so wonderful. i love the light + pose...gorgeous!

    xo Alison

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  15. the last one is the most expressive.

    the one where she is looking down, holding the teddy with her hair across her eyes, is the most poetic.

    you inspire. thank you.

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  16. Omigosh, that must have been so much fun for you! I LOVE #3 -- I think she looks small and obscure next to that wall. I also really like the composition in that one. Wonderful work, Char!

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  17. These shots are totally great
    you are lucky for having a daughter so patient like that but I am sure she liked the outcome

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  18. My favorite shots are the last one, the third and the fourth from down

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  19. Great shots! The last one is my favorite...something about the way she is holding her head is perfect.

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  20. Oh, these are all fantastic!

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  21. beautiful photos!
    keep up the good work!

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  22. All are beautiful Char, I have to say that I love the last one the best. take care.

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  23. these photos are so different for you! and it is so good that you are branching out and embracing the assignments! you never know where they will take you, and that must be very exciting!

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  24. Wonderful Char! i really liked the 1st 3rd and last. have a great week!
    ann

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  25. char ... each one is so artistic and different I think the tulle adds so much softness/interest and of course I adore bricks

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  26. I really love these images. Especially the black wings one.

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  27. Great lighting on these, my only suggestion is some are a little too posed. Next time, have her just jump around to loosen up.

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  28. It is wonderful how a theme can bring out so much creativity!...I love your whole series and would have a hard time having to vote for only one...but I will say that for the theme I like how #9 , #11, and the last have your model's face obscured...

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  29. I think the second and forth are my favorites, they feel the most natural to me.

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.