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londonroadhog
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PostSubject: Phicen Ballet   Phicen Ballet Icon_minitimeSun Nov 22, 2020 3:43 pm

Fancy a trip to the Ballet? Well, sorry, not during a lockdown, so here's some practice instead...

Phicen Ballet 49749866588_b0775b2e7d_bPhicen Ballet-007-Edit by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49750733787_48e2896ef8_bPhicen Ballet-009-Edit by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49749865918_bc96d4cb3b_bPhicen Ballet-009-Edit-2 by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49750733737_229c8915f4_bPhicen Ballet-009-Edit-3 by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49750733677_08b4d75713_bPhicen Ballet-009-Edit-4 by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49750404611_ec9c610b54_bPhicen Ballet-010-Edit by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49750733572_6ce9446906_bPhicen Ballet-015-Edit by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49750404526_71780f6840_bPhicen Ballet-015-Edit-2 by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49750733487_d72359900d_bPhicen Ballet-019 by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49749866083_f085849f4f_bPhicen Ballet-021 by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49750404361_5724636b64_bPhicen Ballet-027 by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49749865953_84f1a135e3_bPhicen Ballet-029 by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Phicen Ballet 49750733222_65692c9ebf_bPhicen Ballet-030 by Colin Foyle, on Flickr

Not sure why these links came over as URL links rather than Image Links, but, if they work... I don't care...
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PostSubject: Re: Phicen Ballet   Phicen Ballet Icon_minitimeSun Nov 22, 2020 5:35 pm

I will figure out how you did this!

Nice poses! Do you have a background in ballet, or did you research images and try to emulate them using the figure?

Seems like an excellent way to familiarize yourself with the possibilities of the Phicen seamless figures and to get in a lot of practice working with them.

Also, photographing a white dress in front of a white backdrop while keeping everything properly exposed without "blown out" highlights is an impressive lighting achievement.

I'll have to study these pics on a number of levels.

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PostSubject: Re: Phicen Ballet   Phicen Ballet Icon_minitimeSun Nov 22, 2020 5:44 pm

Wow fantastic poses! cheers cheers cheers
Very graceful... cheers


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PostSubject: Re: Phicen Ballet   Phicen Ballet Icon_minitimeMon Apr 12, 2021 9:29 pm

I missed this post somehow, excellent posing Colin bounce bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Phicen Ballet   Phicen Ballet Icon_minitimeMon Apr 12, 2021 9:59 pm

Thanks guys. Not sure why I didn't respond before... Dal's comment triggered a notification, so when I looked, I saw some unanswered questions from Dave...

So, Dave/@SCU_HQ, not sure what it is you are trying to figure out. Perhaps how the Phicen was able to keep the pose and me take the picture? Do I tell you the secret? Well, it isn't really a secret. I used a flexible stand. I know, I know, you can't see the stand. Right. So let me tell you another little secret. I took a picture of the carpet and background without anything in front of it for a reference picture. So when I put the figure in place with the stand, I could use the reference picture as the main image background, and then just paint that back in where the stand was. Making the stand disappear, and the model appear to be doing all the posing nicely.

Did I give away too much?

No, I don't have a background in Ballet... Martial Arts, not ballet... I just found some ballet pictures, and posed the Phicen into those poses. Nothing too clever I am afraid.

I do need to do more Ballet/Dance posing. It was quite fun.

As for Photographing a white dress with a white backdrop. Yeah, center spot reading on the camera helps there. Plus some lightroom/photoshop adjustments on exposure, white balance, highlights, shadows, etc...

I was also using a Lighting cube. It gives off even lighting all around. So helps with the exposure. It is quite large, as it can fit a Phicen. It is also the one I use for the Spy Camp Training Room...

Here's the link so you can see what I am talking about. Portable Photo Lighting Studio

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PostSubject: Re: Phicen Ballet   Phicen Ballet Icon_minitimeMon Apr 12, 2021 10:59 pm

Thank you for sharing some of your photographic tips and tricks!

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PostSubject: Re: Phicen Ballet   Phicen Ballet Icon_minitimeMon Apr 12, 2021 11:31 pm

Just stumbled across this. Great work Colin, though you might want to guard your secrets much as a magician does to preserve the illusion. I'll admit I was looking closely at the photos wondering how you did it, but now I've seen behind the curtain... ;-)

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PostSubject: Re: Phicen Ballet   Phicen Ballet Icon_minitimeMon Apr 12, 2021 11:39 pm

The “how I do things”, Roy, I am always happy to share, because if I can encourage someone to do something similar or better, then that’s great. If someone is interested to know how I’ve done something, I prefer to share rather than keep secrets. It is just that sometimes people have shown me how to do something, so it just feels only fair to show others too.

But thanks for your nice comments.


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PostSubject: Re: Phicen Ballet   Phicen Ballet Icon_minitimeMon Apr 12, 2021 11:42 pm

Always nice to share tips, but sometimes, like in Burlesque, I think it's fun to leave a little mystery. ;-) Would we enjoy Penn and Teller as much if they were to do an illusion, then say, "Ok, this is how we did it." ? Nice of you to share. ;-)

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