One common sexy model look is the “look over the shoulder”.
Like here, in this shot of Nemo, a somewhat Rubenesque but nevertheless pretty model:
In an “over the shoulder” pose women can look over either shoulder, but for men, if the shoulders are angled, avoid them looking over the higher shoulder. This is a feminine look.
As so often with available light portraits, in the shot above I used my Canon 7D with:
- a 50mm lens, which on the 7D crop camera is really equivalent to 80mm
- 2000 ISO (on auto ISO)
- 1/60th at f/1.4
Yes, you can take pictures on a 7D at 2000 ISO and have them look just fine.
Bright pixels are sharp pixels, but also, bright pixels are noise-free pixels.
(And you know to focus accurately, using one focus point, aimed at the closest eye, right?)
I am wondering which RAW processor are you using for your fantastic photos? Thank you in advance.
Joe: I do 99% of what I do in Adobe Lightroom. That application has transformed my life: non-destructive editing, great RAW management, editing.. and FAST, compared to doing it, say, in Photoshop.
thanks for your quick reply. i happen to be using lightroom as well. which import setting do you have on yours? i also a canon 7d and so far i found it to be an amazing camera.
if you have time. do you mind take a look at some of my pictures and maybe give me a pointer or two? Thank you.
Joe: Lightroom is awesome. I import using “Camera Basic” setting (not ACR!)
…and I’ll look at the pics forthwith!
thank you for your responses and suggestions!