I have my final project for my Course. I chose to free lens nudes. This would be a challenge for me as I had never shot nudes before. Free lensing is the act of removing the sense from a dslr and holding directly in front of the camera. In this case I used An old Sears 50mm 1.2 FD lens from the pre digital days. This creates interesting flares, distortions, and dof bokeh. I wanted to show classic poses since that is a preference of mine, reminiscent of Greek and Roman art forms. The play of light and form.
Last night I photographed Alaina. As stated above I had never photographed anyone nude, If there were any nerves they vanished quickly as we went through numerous poses and my full concentration was on getting the shot. Alaina is an experienced model, I had shot my last West Bottoms session with her, she was very understanding and the session ended very successful.
For all the firsts, these are just a few of the dreamy, ethereal images of many that came out.
My next and final step is what medium to transfer/print them too. I am considering the various forms of bamboo, watercolor, or canvas. A smooth finish such as watercolor paper with a fine finish may come out very nice.
All-in-all I believe I have started out well.
Model: Alaina Mae