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Dom D
04-05-2014, 05:51 AM
I get to do a lot of very boring photoshoots these days. Christ on Tuesday I'm doing baby photos... Don't really recall why I volunteered for that.... But I finally got a cool request the other day from a local dancer, who I sort of know, to take a bunch of noir-ish shots of her as the Girl With A Gun. I guess I got the gig because I had made a noir film. I didn't actually shoot that of course but one of the joys of directing is everyone assumes you do it all yourself which is helpful at times like this. It was such a relief to get a good gig I've spent way too much time photo editing a dozen shots when I'm only getting paid for five.

The first setup I did with flash because I wanted to give her a bright, splashy cover image.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg298/dankfilms/coversml_zps300c958f.jpg (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/dankfilms/media/coversml_zps300c958f.jpg.html)

The rest I shot with constant lights which are hot, smelly and nowhere near bright enough for stills work. But they are good for shadows (flash has a tendency to wrap itself round objects) and being noir this was to be a shadowy shoot so I figured it was worth lugging the heavy, ugly things round for a few hours.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg298/dankfilms/MV2sml_zps8086bea8.jpg (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/dankfilms/media/MV2sml_zps8086bea8.jpg.html)

The lights got so hot in that stairwell they set off the heat sensors in the sprinklers. Fortuantely that just caused an alarm and got us kicked out rather than actually setting the sprinklers off.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg298/dankfilms/MV5sml_zpsc4065c73.jpg (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/dankfilms/media/MV5sml_zpsc4065c73.jpg.html)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg298/dankfilms/MV1sml_zpscbd10464.jpg (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/dankfilms/media/MV1sml_zpscbd10464.jpg.html)

Ian Jane
04-05-2014, 09:58 AM
Nice work. I think I like the last one the best.

04-05-2014, 11:00 AM
Wow..nice work Dom....

I like the third one best (The head shot)

Are you gonna shoot the baby pics in the same style???:funny:

Baby with a gun?

Dom D
04-07-2014, 03:26 AM
And I like the second best so we've almost got a full spread there.

Are you gonna shoot the baby pics in the same style???

You know, I have no idea what I'm going to do there. Stressful as well as boring.