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Marie having fun in the sun

According to a twitter follower there must be a new sort of photoshoot…..
Instead of TFP (Time for Print), TFG (Time for Gardening) and well ok I have to agree, that would be fun :D
Right after the photoshoot Marie and I did on location for the Pocketwizard review we decided to also do a little more in our garden. The theme was a bit of old fashioned pinup combined with some humor and of course a modern look. In other words we mixed everything up to make a look I love very much and you don’t see me do a lot.

Gear used
For this photoshoot I used the following gear:
Phase One DF camera with Leaf digital back, AptusII 7
Schneider 80mm LS lens
Profoto Ringflash connected to Elinchrom Ranger RX speed
Elinchrom Ranger RX speed with A head
Elinchrom Quadra with A head

I do have to add that I already owned the profoto ringflash, when I had to buy again I would prefer the Elinchrom Ringflash which in my opinion handles just a little bit better.

For all setups I used the Quadra and Ranger as accent lights, on both A heads the Elinchrom wide reflector was used. I have mentioned many times on this blog that I really love this little reflector, it gives a very wide spread and a very nice output, it’s great for white backgrounds but when using it as accentlights outside it really rocks. The ringflash was used as main light.

Marie did her own styling and changed clothing for every idea we had, and I do have to add that the idea for this serie grew as we shot and talked before the shoot so there was no weeks of planning for this shoot, so a big respect for Marie for pulling this off. Without wasting to much words….. her are my favorite shots of this session, I hope you guys like them.

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  • Johnny-vs

    wow superplaten, de kleuren spatten van het scherm, echt mooi is dit!!

  • http://venuraherath.com/ Venura Herath

    Really cool. looks like a set of doll pics (in a good way).nKeep up the good work.nCheers,nVenura

  • http://venuraherath.com/ Venura Herath

    Really cool. looks like a set of doll pics (in a good way).nKeep up the good work.nCheers,nVenues

  • http://venuraherath.com/ Venura Herath

    Really cool. looks like a set of doll pics (in a good way).nKeep up the good work.nCheers,nVenues

  • Anthony Byron

    i love these while they are heavily done everything fits together in a glorious harmony

  • John Verbruggen

    LOL een buurman verbaasd kijkend over de schutting had het helemaal afgemaakt ;-) Nice shots!

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      Helemaal waar, niet aan gedacht :D

  • Wikus Koen

    Frank, everyday I become a bigger and bigger fan of your work. Your lighting and post processing in these images are aboslutely amazing. Do you have any tips on how you did your post processing. Please keep on entertaining us with your amazing work. Regards, Wikus Koen.

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      thank you so very much.

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      99% of this look is in the light.nIn post I changed the color a bit, added the vignette.nAnd finished it off with a small amount of NIK Colorfx.ntotal work per image app 10 minutes.nYou really have to have your light in order, the look should be there when you shoot, Photoshop is used just to finish everything. There’s no real magic filter :D

      • http://www.digitalartthatrocks.com Brian Rodgers Jr.

        Agreed, Lighting is key. If the light isn’t there, you can’t add it later in Photoshop and make it look natural. Awesome images man

  • Leo Koach

    I’ll second Wikus comment, however my excuse is not only y our creativity, but also your models… they are beautiful woman to watch. Marie knows how to pose, and it’s nice to see her face more with those photos… along with her perfect body :)

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      Marie has been with us for a long time and indeed she grows every time I have her in front of my camera, absolutely love the look she has now.

  • Anthony Byron

    yes i am still here cant look away

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      Sorry to keep you from working ;)

  • http://www.stillsandvideo.com Paul Tortora

    Frank, another great post but this one strikes something special for me. Love the lighting and composition we’ve grown to love from Frank Doorhof but what is extraordinary is that Maria is right on. You can see such a connection between the camera and model and for me, that brings it to a next level.

  • Leigh Catley

    Frank,nnThis is a great series of images. As always, lighting is awesome. What struck me most about these images though is how much fun they are communicating back to the viewer. As a previous commenter said, there is a real connection between the camera and Marie but there is something more, itu2019s almost as if you can hear the laughter and she is going to jump off the page at you.nnNot sure I did a great job of explaining what I am seeing and its effect but in a work, Wonderful!nnThese maybe my favorites from all you images I have seen on your Blog.nnLeighn

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      Thanks. nThe connection with the model in those kind of shots are indeed vital. Glad you picked that up ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/yajtsa William Smith

    Simply amazing! I especially like the detail and contrast in the images.

  • Mike

    @Frank do you have this work on a DVD. It looks a bit hdr to. Just because the ligt is well belanced on every pieve of the images. Even the shadows are bright. Looks amazing! if you have this work through on DVD let me know!

  • Eero

    How come the people doing lawn’s in my area don’t look like Marie ;-)nIn the gear used you forgot the Lawn mower and the BBQ hehe.

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      Don’t know here all our people look like that, wait till you see the supermarket personal. Well ok just kidding.

  • Eero

    How come the people doing lawn’s in my area don’t look like Marie ;-)nIn the gear used you forgot the Lawn mower and the BBQ hehe.

  • Eero

    How come the people doing lawn’s in my area don’t look like Marie ;-)nIn the gear used you forgot the Lawn mower and the BBQ hehe.

  • MrGurpie

    Wat een heerlijke reeks weer! Echt dat vijftiger jaren gevoel. En Marie…ja een toppertje en nog steeds mijn favoriet! Well done…zoals gewoonlijk.nGroetjesnHans van Gurp

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      Dank je wel, marie is top inderdaad.

  • Mpilkilton

    I like great job

  • Mpilkilton

    Great job, you got a model to mow the yard and cook food… I what you job

  • Yourtaer

    Would it be a bridge too far if I think I recognise “typical cature One RAW converting” in these images? I ‘ve been PP’ing some RAWs in the trial C1.6 and results come out slightly different compared to my ACR conversions. I had a picture of the kids in a wooden playgarden in bright sunlight… gave me kind of the nubmer 1 and 2 look with my Takumar SMC 55/2.0 on 5DII.nYourt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1282738453 Ju00fcrgen Aerts

    Would it be a bridge too far if I think I recognise “typical cature One RAW converting” in these images? I ‘ve been PP’ing some RAWs in the trial C1.6 and results come out slightly different compared to my ACR conversions. I had a picture of the kids in a wooden playgarden in bright sunlight… gave me kind of the nubmer 1 and 2 look with my Takumar SMC 55/2.0 on 5DII.

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      I use Photoshop for my editing workflow.nC1 is used only for tethering.nBut you can play around with curves and get this kind of color look indeed in almost every program, I never believe that editing should be overly complicated (takes too much time :D)

  • Anonymous

    Well, you achieved a hyper-surrealistic style that is very interesting indeed :) well done!

  • http://twitter.com/mettebrandt Mette Brandt

    Wow Frank, you are amazing! These photos are stunning! Fantastic work :)))

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/osama_ae Osama Al Zubaidi

    awesome work Frank!nThe colors are really popping and I would love to know the secrets behind your processing!

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      Ringflash and accentlights.

  • Ghysa

    Stunning….Hey Frank, you happen to have her phone number? …..  ;-)

    • http://www.frankdoorhof.com Frank Doorhof

      yep

  • http://www.hodgy.com hodgy

    Amazing photos!  Marie is enchanting!