Elle Beth and Gem duo shoot (NSFW)

Here are the results of a recent duo shoot with the models Elle Beth and Gemma H. They were all shot at my studio space using studio lighting. I have worked with both of these models in the past  but not together.  So when a chance came up to do a duo shoot with them. I thought it would be different and worth arranging for them to visit. Images I had seen of them working as a duo showed they had a good understanding of posing together.

For the Artistic nude set of duo images I chose to use a two light set up. The lights were fitted with a Rectangular Softbox approx 50x130cm, a diffusor  and an egg crated grid to make the light very directional. The main light was to the Left hand side (LHS) slightly in front of the models. The second light was to the RHS and set to a stop lower than the main light.

Shoot: Duo shoot
Instructions: To create good duo shapes using posing blocks; the floor; and standing.
Lighting: Elinchrom BRX 500 studio lights
Models: Elle Beth and Gemme
Styling & MUA : Elle Beth and Gemme

Here are our results…

artistic nude photographer - artistic nude photography - monochrome image of two artistic nude seated on white posing blocks one is sat sideways with her legs bent at the knees to make a triangle shape, the other how is slightly higher on the blocks at is arching her figure to the side with her legs crossed at her feet, they are both reaching up towards the light that is coming in from the lhs,
Richard Spurdens Photography – artistic nudes duo series – Model:Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

The two images above have all been processed in Photoshop converted to monochrome and then toned.

artistic nude photography - artistic nude photographer - toned monochrome artistic nude study with tow models sat together on a white posing block their legs are both angled at the knee to form triangle shapes the front model has her arm on her head and the other goes out to her side above the second models knee the second model hands are on the front model shoulders and the side light is make good highlights and shadow arcoss their figures
Richard Spurdens Photography – Duo shoot series – Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Fine Art nude Photography - Fne Art Nude Photographer - january 2012 print of the month Image of elle beth and Gem using posing block to make artistic nude shapes as a duo pair using the floor
Richard Spurdens Photography – Duo shoot series – Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

The image below I left as a straight monochrome as I thought it suited the strong pose from Elle beth better.

Artistic nude photographer - artistic nude photography - monochrome image of artistic nude models elle beth and Gem working as a duo pair with elle B on tip toes and gem behind wearing a floaty dress the side lighting is highlighting elle beth figure with gem slight further back with the light picking up the edge of her dress
Richard Spurdens Photography – Duo shoot series – Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

The duo portrait image was lit with studio flash in front of which I had placed a scrim to give some nice soft lighting  I wanted a natural messy hair look and the models just had foundation and some lip gloss added.

Portrait Photography - Portrait Photographer - colour portrait of the two models both wearing the same shear tops the are leaning close together and are both looking into the lens the red lips and ginger and auburn hair colours stand out well against the textures blue background
Richard Spurdens Photography – Studio Session with Elle and Gem at Arden House Studio, …………Camera Data……….. Model:Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Walter’s Wardrode October event

The final Walter’s Wardrode event of 2018 took place in a great location in the heart of Warwickshire. As usual with the Walter’s Wardrobe events it had a styled theme which for the event was theme around In-Bloom. 

Shoot: In Bloom 
Models: Lauren Rose McGee, Jaye Hicks, Olivia Harriet, Leela Tikadar.
Dress Designer: Rosie Red Corsetry and Couture and Bowen-Dryden.
Styling: Jen Brook
Creative set Design: Donna Graham.
Lighting: Available light and Elinchrom Quadra lights
MUA: Livvy Morewood and Sarah Grey.
Headpieces: CC Millnery Creations.

I have being luck enough to attend a few Walter’s wardrobe events in the past few years. The first one was at an old mill complex near Chorley, you can see the images here

Below are a selection of some of the images I shot at the event. They were shot at various location in and outside the venue. Some were shot using natural light others a balance of flash and natural light.

A few Images

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - Image featuring model Jaye Hicks, at walter's wardrobe event
Richard Spurdens Photography – Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 1/125 sec @ f-4 / ISO 200
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - an interior shot of the model wearing a white trouser suit and floral head piece in the white stair way
Richard Spurdens Photography – fashion images from a Walter’s Wardrobe location shoot at Ragley Hall Stylist: Jen Brook Production: Walter’s Wardrobe …………Camera Data……….. Model:Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 1/80 sec @ f-4 / ISO 320
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - Image showing model Jaye Hicks jumping the floral moon
Richard Spurdens Photography – Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 1/125 sec @ f-6.3 / ISO 100

These first three image feature the model: Jaye Hicks wearing Designer: Bowen-Dryden outfit, Stylist: Jen Brook,  MUA: Sarah Gray, Headpiece: CC Millinery Creations, Set Design: Donna Graham, Production: Walter’s Wardrobe Events

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - Image showing model Olivia Harriet and the floral umbrella
Richard Spurdens Photography – Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 1/200 sec @ f-5.6 / ISO 100
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - Image showing the floral head dress and floral mushrooms
Richard Spurdens Photography – Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 1/60 sec @ f-6.3 / ISO 400

Designer: Bowen-Dryden, Stylist: Jen Brook, Model: Olivia Harriet, MUA: Livvy Morewood, Headpiece: CC Millinery Creations, Set Design: Donna Graham, Production: Walter’s Wardrobe Events

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - Image of model Lauran Rose McGee in the garden at the walter's wardrobe event
Richard Spurdens Photography – location fashion shoot – Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 1/125 sec @ f-11 / ISO 100
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - a head shot of the model wear a floral head piece.
Richard Spurdens Photography – fashion images from a Walter’s Wardrobe location shoot at Ragley Model:Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 1/80 sec @ f-4.5 / ISO 100

Designer: Bowen-Dryden, Stylist: Jen Brook, Model: Lauren Rose McGee, MUA: Livvy Morewood, Headpiece: CC Millinery Creations, Set Design: Donna Graham, Production: Walter’s Wardrobe Events

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - Image featureing the model Leela Tikadar at the walter's wardrobe event
Richard Spurdens Photography – Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 1/125 sec @ f-8 / ISO 100

Designer: Rosie Red Corestry and Couturee, Stylist: Jen Brook, Model: Leela Tikadar MUA: Sarah Grey, Headpiece: CC Millinery Creations, Set Design: Donna Graham, Production: Walter’s Wardrobe Events

Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - image showing the four models from the walter's wardrobe event
Richard Spurdens Photography – Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 1/250 sec @ f-8 / ISO 100
Fashion Photography - Fashion Photographer - Image showing the four models from the walter's wardrobe event and jen brook and Donna graham photo bombing them
Richard Spurdens Photography – Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM 1/2500 sec @ f-2.8 / ISO 100

Like the timing of the last one featuring a photo bomb by Jen and Donna for the final shot of the day.


Light patterns (NSFW)

From time to time you find a location which has good natural light through out the day. Which on the right day can give you changing light patterns on the walls and floor which can help you create unique images.

One such location is the natural light spaces  studio in Weedon Bec, which has windows on all sides. This gives you the opportunity to use the window frame light patterns which can be created when the sun comes out at the right time. Casting the window pattern on to the floor and create images which are unique.

Here are a couple of images showing those light patterns on the floor they features the Artistic Nude model Elle Beth.

What caught my eye was the models figure shapes in the pool of light. The shadows and light patterns that the window light was creating and the great floor textures.

Shoot: Artistic nude shoot
Model: Elle Beth
Lighting: Available light
Camera: Canon 5D Mk IV fitted with a Sigma 35mm Art lens

artistic nude photographer - artistic nude photography -a tonned monochrome figure study of the model lying on the floor in the shadows and light cast by the sun coming throught the window
Richard Spurdens Photography – Studio Session with Elle Beth at The Natural light Studio, on August 042017. …………Camera Data……….. Model:Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Lens: 35mm
artistic nude photography - artistic nude photographer - toned monochrome image of artistic nude model elle beth making shapes on a wooden textured floor and showing the natural light patterns and
Richard Spurdens Photography – artistic nude series

I used my Sigma Art 35mm lens, selecting a high view point to get Elle in the pool of light on the floor but also include the shadow patterns that were forming a sort of triangle in the distance. Which anchored your eye into the picture.  I converted the image to mono using Niks Silver Efex Pro. Selecting the film type Agfa APX Pro 100. This seem to bring out the floor textures well. I like to tone my monochrome images so this has toning applied in Photoshop.

Printed on Fotospeed Platinum gloss WT paper it looks as a great print.


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