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I actually think the eyes are the most sexy part but since it is not one of the option, I'll go for the butt
WOW! Dominique James is coming to town! But sad i'll be out of town by then
Hmm...sexy part? I would say....the legs....
*sigh**wish i could join in..
:sweatsm: Kaname Chidori COOL!
How about the hands? Do you find it sexy, particularly when it is caressing other parts of the body ... like the face, legs, cleavage, arms, hair?
cheesecake, discussion of a "caress" does not necessarily mean turning the forum into "clubsleaze". what is your description of "clubsleaze"?
static, i'm not previously known as "hedonist". my website is at http://www.dominiquejames.blogspot.com
Sexy -- is one of the many different ways that society view women, in particular, through photographs. By discussing this subject matter, we are opening ourselves (as photographers) to the many other possibilities of photographing women. Through the years, women have been depicted in countless ways, and we can, as photographers, gain insight into the way that painters, sculptors, illustrators, and other artists, have depicted women, so that we too, as photographers, will look into photographic images and depiction of women in new ways. Essentially, body languages, facial expressions, poses, and the state of dress or undress, gives us more information about a woman, than what we can say about her. It is, for example, interesting to compare vintage photos to modern pictures of women. In old pictures, women's eyes are typically averted and not looking into the camera. While men can look directly into the photograph (into the camera). One sociologist pointed out that in the early days, women's role was to be looked at and not to look back. Nowadays, that rule may no longer apply to women particularly in modern countries (although there are still instances when cultural dictates and norms in some restrictive societies still prevail). Awareness of these things will open our minds and vision to what is possible in creating both beauty and fashion photographs. These are essentially ways for us to grow and develop as a photographer -- by learning how to "see" the beauty, the sublime, the noble, and even the banal, in women that we photgraph.
i'd say the most sexy part of a woman is her eyes. Because thru her eyes she can craft an entire story and make you feel how she wants you to feel. But of cos not all can do it.
none... the brain and the heart is sexy
manila_gorila, i would love to do the workshop for free so everyone can learn! if my airfare and hotel is free. if the model and stylist/hair-and-makeup artist is free. if the venue for the lecture and photo shoot is free. hehehe!
in any case, the idea of the model to be able to express emotions and elicit emotial response from the viewer, is at the heart of the workshop we will be conducting. the workshop (both lecture and photo shoot) is structured in such a way that whatever has been talked about can be applied immediately during the shoot. it's a fantastic way to immediately improve one's shooting style in portraiture and fashion. to inquire about the workshop, please contact Justin Sales at email@example.com.
Hi dominique I've emailed to the mentioned email below but have yet to receive a reply. It would be good for us to know the actual location the workshop is being held at as some of us might have an appointment right after the workshop.
Hello JamesW, I was able to confirm that Justin already sent you an email with details on the workshop and the venue. Likewise, Justin will be announcing the venue here, as well as post more details and information about the workshop. Hope you can make it. It will be a good learning experience that will allow you to shoot models better. If you just keep on shooting and shooting on your own, you may make the same mistakes over and over again without realizing it. It will just be a waste of time, money and effort. In this workshop, we will make sure that I guide you and offer helpful hints and suggestions to improve how you photograph models. Our workshop is a fantastic way to look at things differently, to expand your visual horizon, and to make you a better photographer.
I'm also very happy to announce that all workshop participants will be receiving a FREE copy of i-Mag Photography Magazine. i-Mag is one of the sponsors and supporters of our workshop. i-Mag, dedicated to helping photographers improve their craft and art, is a monthly publication from Manila. In the latest issue, I did the cover of the magazine. I'm also one of the featured photographers, and there's a separate article from an interview with me on fashion photography.
The latest issue of i-Mag also contains tutorials on: Portrait Retouching, Working Smarter in Photoshop, Misusing the Rule of Thirds, and, Rim Lighting. Workshop participants will get this issue for free.
i-Mag Photography Magazine has an active online community that you can check out at - http://www.imagphoto.com - and if you want to subscribe, go to http://www.apcei.com.ph/.
There was a test once, conducted by students from the UCLA, where subjects were made to look at several pairs of eyes isolated in strips (no other facial features). The idea behind the test is to be able to guess the emotion of the person just by looking at the eyes. In this test, they discovered that the expression of the eyes almost always reveal the emotional state of a person. Because of this, we can understand how important it is in a photograph to express the right emotions with one's eyes.
In my workshop, we will reveal so much more about the secret of the eyes in photographing people, and how you can use these secrets to create stunning "beauty" portraits as well as fashion photographs that exude the right attitude. This is one workshop to attend in order to help you do all the other model shoots you may want to take in the right way, make the most out of them, and come up with professional-looking photo images.
Do get in touch with Justin Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org for the complete workshop information. Looking forward to seeing you at my workshop!