Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Hi guys,

Here's a link to 35 images from a shoot earlier this week, themed around anime and Japanese Lolita...
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yvvvwcf3eyif1y3/xNptWmKgDE

Let me know the ones you like and I'll send you the RAW version.

I'm looking to see what you guys can add to these unique pics and I hope they serve as great test images for you to showcase or refine your skills.

Pretty standard rules as follows:
- You are welcome to use the retouched images for your MM portfolios but please credit as follows... Photographer: ECP Images (Mayhem #2810717), Model: No-elani (Mayhem #2898326)
- For usage beyond Model Mayhem you will need to ask permission
- Max 5 images (happy to send more once I've seen some results)
- Please add your work either to this thread or send me a private message
- No logos or watermarks on the image
- No commercial usage of any images

This is my first post to this specific forum and I'm really excited about seeing the results!!

Aug 16 13 02:21 pm Link

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TrueCasey

Posts: 33

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Beautiful shots! Could I please get the following:

2578
2583
2628

Please send to Casey@negativecelsius.net

Thank you!

Aug 16 13 02:33 pm Link

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Spikel

Posts: 54

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Please send me 2578,2585,2590,2603,2612

Thanks a lot.
trial@vollbio.de

Aug 16 13 10:32 pm Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Casey, Spikel - thanks for taking up the challenge. I've emailed you a link to the files so if you didn't receive it I suggest you check your spam folder or alert me and I'll resend.

Aug 16 13 11:50 pm Link

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Spikel

Posts: 54

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Here my try:

http://pixeldreamer.comli.com/mk/2585.jpg

Aug 17 13 07:31 am Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Spikel, the image isn't show up for me and I've checked on 2 Macs and my mobile. Tried using the URL. Can you try reposting or emailing it?
Cheers

Aug 17 13 03:51 pm Link

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Finishing_Touch

Posts: 142

Portland, Oregon, US

I'm sorry I couldn't find a more theme appropriate background to use but thanks for sharing.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k599/Finishing_Touch/8-18-20132-26-26PM_zps9f02b8af.jpg

Aug 18 13 02:33 pm Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Great job, this is really creative. Also, nice work on the shadows. Did it take you long?

I've been impressed with the images I've seen so far. You guys have come at the challenge from very different angles and the results are stellar in each case.

Aug 18 13 04:26 pm Link

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Finishing_Touch

Posts: 142

Portland, Oregon, US

Layer Blending Modes are my friend when it comes to bleeding shadows into backgrounds. I could have gone crazy and tried to get rid of the swirl too but I didn't have the time and am not getting paid wink

It can take a long time (for me) to put something like this together but most of the work is done in the planning and shopping for high-quality stock images to work with. I like Morguefile.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k599/Finishing_Touch/8-18-20138-47-07PM_zps706943f1.jpg

Aug 18 13 08:54 pm Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Thanks a lot for the insights. I still have a lot to learn so it's really helpful to get such tips and inspiration from experts.

Aug 19 13 09:55 am Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

This challenge is still open to anyone that would like to practice and showcase their talents!!

Aug 19 13 01:17 pm Link

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S E Marshall

Posts: 76

Greenville, South Carolina, US

Awesome photos!
May I try 2603?
se.marshall1@yahoo.com

Aug 19 13 02:01 pm Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Thanks Sarah! Absolutely. I just sent you a link to the RAW files so let me know you received it ok. Good luck!

Aug 19 13 03:52 pm Link

Retoucher

Sharp Retouch

Posts: 18

London, England, United Kingdom

Hi,

Can i get image 2585,

Info@sharpretouch.com

Cheers,

Tom

Aug 20 13 06:45 am Link

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S E Marshall

Posts: 76

Greenville, South Carolina, US

Thanks for letting me try this! I'll send you the high res in case you want it.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2813/9556550654_1ec986b5e2_b.jpg
IMG_2603a by semarshall1, on Flickr

Aug 20 13 08:18 am Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Holy cow, this is beautiful. You've done a superb job. I'm particularly pleased you got rid of that annoying zipper bump in her catsuit but I love all the other choices you made, eg. floor, tones, etc. I wish I had your talents!

Aug 20 13 08:53 am Link

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Sharp Retouch

Posts: 18

London, England, United Kingdom

Afternoon there,

My approach is here:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sNdS52TqCas/UhZqTEEo-II/AAAAAAAAAXs/jw1rCWi4J3w/s1600/IMG_2585+as+Smart+Object-12-2.jpg

Aug 22 13 08:43 am Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Outstanding work here. Clearly you've put a lot of effort into it with the catsuit edits, floor/walls, wash, not to mention the pose. The result is really dramatic and futuristic. Great job!!

Aug 22 13 12:36 pm Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

This challenge is still open to anyone that would like to practice and showcase their talents!! 35 dramatic images to choose from which you can see here...

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yvvvwcf3eyif1y3/xNptWmKgDE

Let me know which you like and I'll send the RAW version.

Aug 24 13 10:54 am Link

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Tomiya

Posts: 279

Norwich, England, United Kingdom

Aug 24 13 06:27 pm Link

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Frank Neo

Posts: 241

Argyle, Florida, US

Can I get #2603 #2578 # 2583  #2585  #2587;insertneo@gmail.com
Thank you very much.

Aug 24 13 09:57 pm Link

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Tomiya

Posts: 279

Norwich, England, United Kingdom

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130826/19/521c106a77272.jpg

Aug 26 13 07:38 pm Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Wow Tom, incredible job on a very challenging pic. The light was very contrasty and we had to finish up the shoot quickly (so, I didn't expose the shot correctly) but the location was too good to pass up and you did awesome work rescuing the shot. It looks really futuristic. Did it take you long? What drew you to this one?

Aug 27 13 08:41 am Link

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Frank Neo

Posts: 241

Argyle, Florida, US

http://v1.freep.cn/3tb_130906180723i9eb512293.jpg

Sep 06 13 03:09 am Link

Retoucher

SamCross

Posts: 45

Stupino, Moskovskaya Oblast, Russia

send please 2663
samcross@iphotographer.me

Sep 06 13 03:26 am Link

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PerfectPhotoPro

Posts: 4

Kraków, Małopolskie, Poland

hi, could you send me:

2597
2603
2630

kontakt@perfectphotopro.pl

thank you!

Sep 06 13 03:33 am Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Sam Cross, PerfectPhotoPro, thanks a lot for your interest in this challenge. I've sent emails containing a link to the RAW files you requested to the addresses you provided. Good luck!!

Sep 06 13 07:01 am Link

Photographer

Philippe Simon

Posts: 23

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Hello,

Could you send me the 2603 please ?

info@philippe-simon.com

Thank You !

Philippe

Sep 06 13 07:23 am Link

Photographer

Philippe Simon

Posts: 23

Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130908/09/522cab81219cd_m.jpg

Sep 06 13 11:43 am Link

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ChristopherMM

Posts: 25

New York, New York, US

Hi! Could I please have:

IMG_2585

christopher_mm@live.com

Thanks!

Sep 06 13 09:25 pm Link

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Kupono Imaging

Posts: 56

Hilo, Hawaii, US

2630 please

charlie@kuponoimaging.com

Sep 07 13 11:29 am Link

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Kupono Imaging

Posts: 56

Hilo, Hawaii, US

http://www.kuponoimaging.com/contests/2630-draft1_sm.jpg

Sep 07 13 02:53 pm Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Kupono Imaging wrote:
http://www.kuponoimaging.com/contests/2630-draft1_sm.jpg

Stunning work. I can almost see my reflection in her eyes. Nice finesse, very natural.

Sep 07 13 07:31 pm Link

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Seth Heller

Posts: 168

Phoenix, Arizona, US

hi, would you be willing to send me a link to this image set? i really like your architectural shots and the way you posed the models to fit in with the lines and abstract environment...

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140225/00/530c56df54b3a_m.jpg

Jan 02 14 06:59 pm Link

Photographer

ECP Images

Posts: 332

Los Angeles, California, US

Seth, I just send you a link to the images.


Everyone - I'm no longer checking this thread but if you're really keen to work on a particular image just send me a direct message.

Jan 05 14 10:04 am Link