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January 25
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Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/3 second
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 19, 2014, 8:19:37 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
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(Contains: nudity)

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.

Image No: = IMG 2293 LR M-Sq 02 F 25MP-6Cppi001-3 CRM

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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 )
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 :)
Bodyofdesign Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
- Manon x
BrianMPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Great HIGH KEY image! Congrats on the DD! :)
ActiveSlacker Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   General Artist
Thanks ;)
Heracles-15 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Porque en posición semifetal?
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. :|
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"... 
Defleshed-Martyr Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Amiga", no "amigo", tarado. :P
Heracles-15 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Go you one of fine manners, excellent education that you have given your daddies! 
Defleshed-Martyr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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