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    Talking Saturday's Portraits...(hot girl pics included)

    The first group is of Gretta F. - the brunette bridesmaid from the wedding I shot last weekend. She's a sweet and beautiful young lady who graced my home studio for about 4 hours Saturday night.

    The second group is of my brother-in-law and his fiance.















    Second Set - Brother-in-law and his Fiance - Robbie and Anya











    What do you think?
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    #4 and #7, are awesome!!! Very well executed studio portraiture.

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    Very impressive work, Andy. My favs are 2, 3 and 6 but all are great! Keep it up.

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    gretta looks just like Penelope Cruz but prettier...wow. These are wonderful. I love the xpressions and how naturally they are all posed. Well done...
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    Very Nice!!

    and the pics are awesome too!! ;) Great work as usual Andy. I would have to say that # 4 is my favorite of the bunch, but all of them are quality work. I'm sure they wil be happy with these. Great, natural expressions as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prbowhay
    Oh Andy! Your portfolio is filling up with some really impressive work. I think its time you came to L.A. and started photographing the Stars. Greg Gorman is getting a bit long in the tooth, you need to take over for him.

    This is really good stuff.

    Best to You,
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    LA? I don't know about that. I've never been a "California" kinda guy - maybe New York. hehehe - Thanks for the compliments, Penny. I'm working at putting together a good book - these are definitely going in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hodgy
    #4 and #7, are awesome!!! Very well executed studio portraiture.
    Call me a dork, but I actually made my wife come in here and look at what you'd written in your reply, Hodgy. Thank you. I'm rather fond of #3 - reminds me of an old Cindy Crawford pic I've seen somewhere - though it does look better in B&W.

    BTW, when Gretta was reading the release, her eyes got real big (since I barely know her and she's never modeled before) - Thank God she signed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    Very impressive work, Andy. My favs are 2, 3 and 6 but all are great! Keep it up.

    Ray
    Thanks, Ray - I love the shots outside. I was shooting with my 100-300 USM at about 185. It was about 7pm at the pond across the street from my house. I just love what that lens does outside. Nice crisp subject, great blurred background. If Gretta hadn't appeared to be going blind, I would've shot her outside until the sun went down. As it happened, I only got about 15 minutes outside with her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natatbeach
    gretta looks just like Penelope Cruz but prettier...wow. These are wonderful. I love the xpressions and how naturally they are all posed. Well done...
    Nat - did I say the Penelope Cruz thing here already? - It's funny. When I was showing the wedding pics, half my friends said she looked like Penelope Cruz. I told her about it at the shoot, and she was like, "I've heard that before - but I don't see it." Maybe she will now. Thanks for the compliments, Nat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coloradoamigo
    and the pics are awesome too!! ;) Great work as usual Andy. I would have to say that # 4 is my favorite of the bunch, but all of them are quality work. I'm sure they wil be happy with these. Great, natural expressions as well.
    Brian, thanks a bunch. I try really hard to make my subjects comfortable during a shoot. I hate it when someone looks strained or uncomfortable in pictures. It took Gretta about 45 minutes to really calm down and relax. Of course, maybe it was the fact that after she put on the mid-riff shirt and I was shooting pictures, I kept going, "Nice, nice, nice - beautiful, beautiful - stay right there - don't move - perfect." - She's actually a very shy girl - compliments went a long way to bring her out of her shell.
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    I do like these photo's. Being the insensitive male pig I am, I can't help but to notice what a freakin' body on that girl. Man o' man.

    Since everyone is being non-critical, I will be the critical one. This image:



    This look is familiar to me. Either she has some gastro-intestinal issues or this is the same look I used to get when hitting on the hotties at the clubs back in the day!

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    Too funny, Todd - It took me 30 minutes to help her understand me when I said, "Have you ever given anybody 'eyes' when you go out dancing?" - This is as close as we got. When she smiles her real smile, she has a real gummy-toothy look - when she keeps her mouth totally closed - she looks almost as if she's frowning. My wife and I worked with her for quite some time to get her to smile with her eyes and part her lips only slightly.
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    Talking What do you think?

    Quote Originally Posted by ACArmstrong
    The first group is of Gretta F. - the brunette bridesmaid from the wedding I shot last weekend. She's a sweet and beautiful young lady who graced my home studio for about 4 hours Saturday night.

    What do you think?

    I think Gretta is a lovely lady, and you've got some very nice shots of her!

    Hot girl indeed.

    Congratulations on a job well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACArmstrong
    Too funny, Todd - It took me 30 minutes to help her understand me when I said, "Have you ever given anybody 'eyes' when you go out dancing?" - This is as close as we got. When she smiles her real smile, she has a real gummy-toothy look - when she keeps her mouth totally closed - she looks almost as if she's frowning. My wife and I worked with her for quite some time to get her to smile with her eyes and part her lips only slightly.
    She's 22 -- maybe she doesn't understand the look as much as those of us in our 30's I purchased "Lighting The Nude", an excellent book on photography lighting all around, and it addresses these "intimate" portraits and how to get someone in the mood, yet be professional. This is why I will never be able to do this. I'd just ask them to look at the camera like they want to "get some"

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    Great portraiture!

    Great Studio Lighting, Loved the out of focus background on the first image!

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    I just got finished sitting with Gretta here in the office and going through all of her photos. She was so embarassed to be looking at pictures of herself over and over again. At one point, she says, " That doesn't even look like me," and I was completely taken aback (because that's what I saw when I looked at her). I asked her what she meant, and she replied, "I look [shy embarassed pause] really hot."

    Anyway - she loved her pics and said that she'd like to do it again some time now that she knows what she's doing and what to expect. I was all for it.
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    Ahem!

    Since we are all commenting on your 'hot girl' model more than your excellent photography... let me just say that your brother-in-law is hot Hot HOT too. The heck with the hot girl...!

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    Hey!

    Where did the photos go? I want to see!
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    Re: Hey!

    Sorry dude, needed the server space. Wow, that was almost a year ago.
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    Ohhhhh - Sorry

    Quote Originally Posted by ACArmstrong
    Sorry dude, needed the server space. Wow, that was almost a year ago.
    Someone sent me a link and asked if something on the site was broken. And then I got curious

    This is an example of why it's a good idea to use the image upload. Or you can use the gallery and then link to those...

    Thanks for clarifying. I guess I should have checked the dates
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    Re: Ohhhhh - Sorry

    Well that was anti-climatic

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