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Oddly enough I logged in with the intention of finally adding the description/s for this image and the set. I realy never expected to have been given my first DD so thanks to Nyx-Valentine for the Feature. We (myself, Sophie (my girlfriend) and Manon the model) are all really stoked!

Also thanks to jas08 for deciding the albeit accidental name. Yes, it was a typo and was going to be changed to FW (Flash Works) (because the series was in part for practicing close proximity flash work) or potentially 'Pro Venus' as they are part of the groundwork for another project. In any case, we decided, once we stopped laughing that this one should remain named UNTITED.

And thanks also to all of you who have Faved and commented (sensibly).

 

For those who want to know,……..The series and the day came about in part because I hadn't shot in a while and also because I have an idea I've been wanting too explore for a while. The idea in question (the Pro Venus project) requires some pretty precise and specific exposure and lighting along with a model who doesn't just have low body fat but who is also naturally muscular (not that that really shows in this particular image).

I created a little 'how it was done' thing here Untited Nude [2014 - TBR1] - How It Was :) which I would not go so far as to call a tutorial but someone may find it of use.

In any event I haven't done any flash work in years and so this was meant to be practice with the objective being to produce some simple, muted, bright, well keyed but even images with a strong or blown-out' back light. I also wanted to try out some tethered capture. Not so much because I needed to more just because I could.

The tools to hand were a tripod, Canon EOS 40D + 28-105 EF, Canon EZ 300 triggered via a PC shoe cord mounted on a cheap tabletop clamp/pocket tripod, a Youngnuo YN560-II and my MacBook Pro. I also ended up using my Ultrafire 1800Lumen bike light to assist the AF.

Shot in Manons tiny studio flat the shooting space was the space created behind the Futon / sofa-bed which meant not a lot of room to move for either of us thus limiting posing options (which I left to her (being more of an observer than a director).

As I mentioned, capture or shutter firing was done remotely via tetheted shooting with Lightroom. Aside from meaning I didn't have to crane my arm awkwardly to reach the shutter button it also allowed for vibration free shooting but there was also another benefit. With the laptop facing Manon she was also able to review the shots as well as me in real-time meant that what little direction I gave was immediately understood which ultimately made the whole process almost effortless.

Well for me at least.

And as for the Post work, it was Lightroom and almost non-existant with cropping probably being the biggest change to this particular image followed by Photoshop for the Watermark.


My grateful thanks to Manon the fabulous and no longer totally anonymous model, and please be respectful of her.

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Given 2014-02-01
Untited Nude [2014 - TBR1] by ActiveSlacker I love the soft warm light, and the pop of color in her necklace. ( Featured by Nyx-Valentine )
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Bodyofdesign Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi - a comment from the model. I haven't properly created a profile or any sort of presence on here, besides within Activeslacker's photos, but I just want to say, I agree with both the comments "Finally not someone perfectly skinny" from Vhee0829, and "petite" from Skipperdoodle1, though my photographer has done some explaining, with maybe an element of defensiveness? :p I'd just like to say I'm happy to not be skin & bone, but I think I also understand what is meant by "petite", it doesn't have to mean short..  Ballet dancers spend a long time fine tuning their bodies & it creates a certain form which always stays with you, but also we're chosen for being petite, I certainly would love to be voluptuous but we always want what we don't have!  Many years focusing on ballet training has given me a sense of bodies as a tool with many different, lets say, personalities, which is why I tend to go for unusual - & sometimes slightly odd poses.  Activeslacker & I just love experimenting :)
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Bodyofdesign Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
- Manon x
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BrianMPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Great HIGH KEY image! Congrats on the DD! :)
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ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   General Artist
Thanks ;)
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Heracles-15 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Porque en posición semifetal?
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Defleshed-Martyr Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
En este sitio se habla inglés. No esperes a que la gente hable tu idioma. :|
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Heracles-15 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
No espero que lo hablen, lo hablo yo y eso me basta, así que si no te importa "amigo"... 
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Defleshed-Martyr Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Amiga", no "amigo", tarado. :P
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Heracles-15 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Go you one of fine manners, excellent education that you have given your daddies! 
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Defleshed-Martyr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart::heart::heart:
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ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
?
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Defleshed-Martyr Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

He said in spanish "Why in semifetal position?"

 

 

 

Congratulations on the DD, BTW.

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ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   General Artist
Thanks and Ahhh. Sadly I cannot respond in Spanish.
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KyoriYuki Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the lighting, but I'm not too fond of the pose o.o
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ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
Thanks, this image and series were an exercise in lighting so the pose wasn't planned. That being said, because of the lack of shooting space there weren't a lot of posing options for Manon to explore.
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KyoriYuki Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well its very well done considering that limited space and the fact that it was like a practice picture.
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Skipper-doodle1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the lighting and the fleshy pink. She's very petite and perfect. The necklace is a nice touch of interest as well. I like it a lot. Clap 
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ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
Thanks. She's actually very pale and so perhaps a bit more pink all over than cream or olive. The pinkness of he image is in part the result of the deliberate lighting but but also the ambient light also caught due to low shutter speed and the fact that the landlords typically Magnolia-White wall have been complimented with an equally typical hard-wearing and uninspiring dull red carpet which you can see here Untited Nude [2014 - TBR1] - How It Was :)
Petite,..? next to me perhaps (at 6'1"/185.5cm) but M' is 5'5.5"/169cm she's average (in the U.K.) I think it's down to her position and again the cramped shooting situation. She'll still be glad you think of her a petite I'm sure ;)
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Skipper-doodle1 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, you did great with the coloration and lighting for sure. 
And LOL! I'm 5'5'' myself and I still find that rather petite. Giggle But yes, tell her she's fabulous. Broken Fighting Dome (Kawaii Please) 
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ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014   General Artist
oh I do ;) and now thanks in great part to curiosity and also the "Untited" affair, you can tell her yourself :) yay! She has also posted a comment on this and agrees with you, she is petite.
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Skipper-doodle1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahha awesome.
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Vhee0829 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Finally not someone perfectly skinny. She's beautiful
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ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
Thanks :)
I'm not sure what you mean by 'perfectly skinny' though. I think she is very slim/skinny and certainly perfect. M' is also very muscular (not that it shows in this shot/series) in part because she is naturally muscular, but also because she is a former professional (Royal Ballet School) trained dancer.
I like to think of it of her and her body type as The Ideal, because even though most of us won't attain it, we can and should try to emulate it, as it is the result not of starvation or stupid diets, but sensible consumption, exercise, activity and discipline.
Manon is the same model I've used for most of my figure and nude work over the years. After SNB21857 20090602 (1)  LR 600ppi-M-001 by ActiveSlacker  After_20120212_132847-2__600dpiCOL_scan-LR by ActiveSlacker  After IMG 1814 20100912 (1)  600dpiCOL scan LR by ActiveSlacker  Untited Nude [2009 - TBR9.1_v4] by ActiveSlacker  Tanglemares 3 : Untitled Nude [2009 - TBR12_v5]by by ActiveSlacker
These are all her,
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Vhee0829 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
She's very beautiful ^^ well done with them all :)
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FabulousCthulhu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow, I love how the light contrasts and the necklace is a nice touch. Very beautiful.
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ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
Many thanks :)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Fantastic study in light and form. :hug:
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ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
Thanks, the light I am very happy with, the form well I can't take any credit for that but only agree, M' is fantastic.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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xXTheBlackSheepXx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! Great job :)
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ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
Thanks
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Diacraft Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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Yuck, armpit hair
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barasharkal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
grow up indeed
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Essence-of-Triumph Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol yes
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Windaddyflex Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Grow up. 
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Diacraft Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm allowed to think that armpit hair is gross.
Even though I now see that it isn't armpit hair, but rather normal hair near the armpit
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MissSebright Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Regardless, the fact that we are allowed to have thoughts does not mean we have to broadcast them for the world to see.
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inside-our-mind Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But realistically, doesn't that go for both sides of the argument? To say that one cannot voice their opinion on something they don't like, is just like saying one cannot voice their opinion on something they do like.

It's a matter of HOW one voices their opinion, not the matter of voicing it or not voicing it altogether.
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Diacraft Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Call it a momentary lapse in judgement.
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Windaddyflex Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh........don't mind me then. :iconinvisibleplz:
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FreakyZombieChick Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually it is the model's normal hair from her head, not her armpit.
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Diacraft Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Whoops
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FreakyZombieChick Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah maybe you should think for a bit before commenting.
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Finality3D Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous work, and the model is incredible. :)
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ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
Many thanks :) and yes, she is very special.
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