Inept homage to Guy Bourdin

Started Oct 6, 2013 | Photos thread
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philzucker Veteran Member • Posts: 8,473
Inept homage to Guy Bourdin

Sorry, Guy, but I just had to try this ...

I definitely found out two things doing this: that Guy Bourdin's model was 100% more agile than me (also marginally prettier), and that to do a pic like this is much more complicated than it looks.

I bet Bourdin had it even harder as he did that without digital retouching back in 1975 for Vogue.

I'm pretty sure I can't post it without risking copyright issues, so to see the picture I'm referencing you have to look here:

And now you can let out the laugh!

No, seriously, Bourdin was quite a guy (excuse the pun, must have been done a thousand times already) - look him up in the Wikipedia and do a picture search with Google. I just saw some work he did in an exhibition here, was impressed and just had to try. I always find one learns a lot when doing so.

The tech data: K-01 on a tripod with DA10-17@10mm, f16, 1/4s, ISO 3200, three combined shots; I had to do an extra one with flash for the hand holding the pic because I just couldn't hold it still enough for 1/4s - just try it in that position... The EXIF data displayed here is from that flash pic, so don't get confused - the data given above applies for the two other ones. The de-fishing was done in LR, composite work in PS.


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