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Contrast: Black & White versus Color / Rigid versus Shapely / Stoic versus Expressive

Model: Jillian Roggenthien
Photography: =Kendra-Paige
Designer: Narcisco Rodriguez

This was an experiment with style and concept - revolving primarily around contrast. I took some rigid and doll-like images, and others that were much more expressive. It was fun putting an attire of black and white amidst such colorful backgrounds.

Comments and feedback would be greatly appreciated.



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:iconwisdomsson:
Very pretty side by side photo great lighting, and emotion on the models face, you didn't cut any body parts off and the main attention of the viewer is centered on the girl and nothing is stealing it from behind or on the sides of the photo. The only reason I didn't give you the highest score on originality is because its a common pose shot. A lot of people have taken fashion photos very similar to it. The only thing I would say maybe change using an editing program is the over exposure on the the picture on the right near her right breast and right above it. You can tell the light bounced back causing an over exposure because the neck less disappears some almost as if it had been erased some. Other then that it's a great shoot and very high quality work :)
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Blossom-Lullabies Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Photographer
I see that you love a lot the contrast and I have to admit that you make it really well !
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Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Photographer
Stunning work, Kendra. :rose:
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pinkpotatochips Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous model! Great lighting and location. ;)
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DudelRok Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! Color blindness makes the contrast for this one impossible for me. All the black and everything blends in for me. :\ Green one is awesome, though! I can make out every green, and the contrast between that and the black/white is very uh... bold, yeah, bold. I like bold. Lets go with bold.
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Photographer
I didn't know you were color blind! Sorry to hear, I know some of my recent pictures have used a lot of red. Thanks for taking the time to comment, always appreciated!
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DudelRok Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a shade thing with lighting and, amusingly enough, contrast. Reds, oranges, yellows, browns, tend to blur together and be one solid color, sometimes black as well, if there is enough brown around it. So.. yeah. :XD: Most of your stuff in Red isn't bombarded with red, is the main deal. Which is why I like.
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ryanr08 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!:)
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconryanr08:
ryanr08 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Earned yourself a watch, can't wait to see more!:) :heart:
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Photographer
Aw, thank you! I hope I don't disappoint. =)
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ryanr08 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure you won't your work is all outstanding! :)
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PolaroidStuntGuy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your overall image is absolutely fantastic and I definitely feel like you achieved what your were looking to do. There are just a few things that are bothering me on bot images. Idk if your posterizing in PS but I feel that its taking away from the work and beauty of your model and image itself. Were you trying to sharpen it or maybe soften the skin?
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Photographer
Thank you for the honest feedback!

I completely understand what you're talking about, and the issue has more to do with user error than post-processing. It was my first day using my new camera (5D Mark III), which comes equipped with a completely different focusing system. I was shooting at a very large aperture for these shots (f/1.2 & f/1.4 respectively), and I miscalculated my ability to shoot with such a razor-thin depth of field handheld. I'm going to make an effort to practice my focusing more, but a fair share of my photos came out looking soft / blurry because I wasn't where I should have been on the focusing.

Thank you again!
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PolaroidStuntGuy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That makes a lot of sense. A mark III though that has to be exciting. Are you shooting with 50mm L?
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Photographer
Very exciting, it's a great camera! I was using the 85mm 1.2L.
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zeronemike Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
perfect exposure....can share your lighting setup ....
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Photographer
Happy to! These were shot in the morning, around 9 a.m. (a little later than I like), and I used a 22" beauty dish as my light source. I keep the dish above the model but pointed at her, typically from the side. I used a f/1.4 aperture and ISO 100, as well as used a B&W .9 ND filter to help with the slow sync speed I'm allowed (1/200).

Hope that helps!
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zeronemike Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ohhhh...thanks so much.... you really helped alot...
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Wodenphoto Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool concept and nicely executed.
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Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Photographer
Thank you very much!
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