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Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,803
Los Angeles, California, US


I just did a swimming pool shoot at a top secret location and I was somewhat surreptitious or totally?

During the shoot the llamas were interrupted by young children who wanted their autograph. It was a little mob that had to be gratified and the light was fading and we were running out of time.  I was concerned that we were getting too much attention.

The female llama is an actress and it was really strange, she can't get into her mm account and it is showing her as deleted.  I made sure to put her name on the title and hopefully the mm error is fixed soon.

Poolside pics and pool pics are uploaded on my supercalifragilicious portfolio. You can see them and spit at them at you want if you think they need more water.

I will critique any swimming pool or poolside images, awarding you one of the following fabulous titles:

Drowning Victim: This shot is a career killer. Hide it in the swimming pool.

You dove into too deep. This photo has highlight issues and you just pushed it a bit far. llama: you were thrown into the deep end on this one. Poor babe.

Wear a lifejacket next time: Maybe the photographer needs to get into the pool and drown the camera. The angle makes this a turkey shoot gone wrong. You had the light, and then you just fell into the water. llamas: you're supposed to angle yourself so you don't look like a drowning turkey. Life is hard.

You look like an angel: photographer: you made this float really well. llama, angels float and so do you.

This says Magazine. You still like paper, that's why you shot this so well. llama, you're ready to be gossiped about.
Feb 02 13 07:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Effective Image
Posts: 3,942
Lansing, Michigan, US


I guess I don't understand 'L.A. speak'.
Feb 02 13 07:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,803
Los Angeles, California, US


The Effective Image wrote:
I guess I don't understand 'L.A. speak'.

If you did a swimming pool shot and would like a  critique, feel free, the awards are stated. I'm not from L.A. or anywhere near, though I live here, and have for some time. I'm actually from paradise or so the inhabitants think, and I am a dual national. Ciao.

Feb 02 13 08:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Mary Geraldine
Posts: 1,696
Valdese, North Carolina, US


I only have one pool shot. It might not even be relevant. hmm

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080526/14/483b07069952d_m.jpg
Feb 02 13 08:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,803
Los Angeles, California, US


Mary Geraldine wrote:
I only have one pool shot. It might not even be relevant. hmm

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/080526/14/483b07069952d_m.jpg

Your portfolio was fun to look at and that's a great torso you have there. Why didn't you get the whole enchilada?  You're in the pool, which is awesome. Your torso so good I think you should get "It should be carved in marble" award.

Feb 02 13 08:28 pm  Link  Quote 
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All Yours Photography
Posts: 2,278
Toledo, Ohio, US


Just shot this 2 weeks ago in a rather pricey hotel room that included an 18' x 11' pool inside the room (no child problems).

http://modelurl.com/allyoursphoto/photo … 50025.aspx
Feb 03 13 07:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
yumedream
Posts: 46
Atascadero, California, US


I got one 18+
Feb 03 13 07:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Maruschke
Posts: 543
Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand


I have two is two allowed? smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130203/10/510eab9d1b30f_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130203/10/510eab781ad80_m.jpg
Feb 03 13 07:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,803
Los Angeles, California, US


yumedream wrote:
I got one 18+

You look like an angel: photographer: you made this float really well. Model, angels float and so do you. You look really lovely. I wished for another angle but still a nice shot and those shots are not easy, getting the angle, the pose, the expression.

Feb 04 13 07:14 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,803
Los Angeles, California, US


Maruschke wrote:
I have two is two allowed? smile

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130203/10/510eab9d1b30f_m.jpg

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130203/10/510eab781ad80_m.jpg

I like the one where you face the camera. Nice headshot. Neither of the photos really exploits the tonality of the water.  And zee framing of you. But it is your fault. Here is your special award: Why-are-we-in-the-water-award? If you have to grab the photographer and shake him, do so. A swimming pool is a chance to get really interesting photos. It is hard for many to do. You should try again. See the 18  example provided by the Californian llama fiend. It may bring out the devil in you.

Feb 04 13 07:19 am  Link  Quote 
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NicoleNudes
Posts: 3,807
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I have this one

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30070195 18+

We came before they opened and they were nice enough to leave the heat on overnight for us. So the pool was 90-something. It was amazing.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30163957 18+
Different crop
Feb 04 13 07:19 am  Link  Quote 
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FlirtynFun Photography
Posts: 12,906
Houston, Texas, US


Feb 04 13 07:20 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,803
Los Angeles, California, US


All Yours Photography wrote:
Just shot this 2 weeks ago in a rather pricey hotel room that included an 18' x 11' pool inside the room (no child problems).

http://modelurl.com/allyoursphoto/photo … 50025.aspx

The tonality of the water is good. I really like it but the model doesn't really work too well. Skin etc. But I think she puts the effort in, the smile, but as you didn't make me cry with joy I must punish you with an award. Never-forget-about-the-model- award. She needed a little help. As I said, the tonality of the water is good. So you got that part right.

Feb 04 13 07:23 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,803
Los Angeles, California, US


NicoleNudes wrote:
I have this one

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30070195 18+

We came before they opened and they were nice enough to leave the heat on overnight for us. So the pool was 90-something. It was amazing.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30163957 18+
Different crop

It didn't really sing but it's not bad. I like the arch of you but it didn't quite jell, lighting and so on, and composition, and you did offer a splendid visual of your lovely body so, "You-make-me-want-to-shoot-in-the-water-award."

Feb 04 13 07:26 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,803
Los Angeles, California, US


FlirtynFun Photography wrote:
How about this one?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/11 … 3087ab.jpg 18+

I don't really like the tattoos, but I think you did a good job for her and she must be pleased. You-almost-look-like-an-angel award. Oh, I'll put a comment on some of your guys, photos, later. You'll get one.

Feb 04 13 07:28 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Select Models
Posts: 35,609
Upland, California, US


Some FANTASTIC pools to work with on previous 'cruiseboat photoshoots'... doing another one in October.  Here's Roxanne in the infinity pool in Emerald Bay... Mazatlan Mexico... hope ya like it... wink

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110303/09/4d6fc97e5b18a.jpg
Feb 04 13 08:22 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,803
Los Angeles, California, US


Select Models wrote:
Some FANTASTIC pools to work with on previous 'cruiseboat photoshoots'... doing another one in October.  Here's Roxanne in the infinity pool in Emerald Bay... Mazatlan Mexico... hope ya like it... wink

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110303/09/4d6fc97e5b18a.jpg

I have some quibbles and maybe I should be put in a special species called the quibbler, however, that is hard shot to do, from the model's perspective and yours. A good pose and expression. Your angle is good, and your composition--you're really working here and you selected good settings, whether manual or aperture priority, however you did it. I think you made her look good, and I think its the kind of photo that will create interest in her from other photographers. I'll give you: "You-float-like-an-angel" because although I have some highlights and processing quibbles, it's good.

Feb 04 13 08:58 am  Link  Quote 
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