Where to start...How to achieve amazing pin up shots...
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The beauty of pinup photography is just enough to catch the eyes of a lot of people.
There are a lot of aspiring photographers who wish to delve in to the world of pinup. Yes, you might have seen a lot of pinup photos and surely, at some point, you have fallen in love with the photos.
When talking about pinup photography, it is very important that you know what you're talking about.
A lot of people claim to this photo style but in reality, some don't even know the history or background. The whole idea of this particular photography is to show women in a subtlety suggestive but cute way.
You don't want to be too over the top.
The pictures usually fall into two categories - either black and white or super colourful.
If the photos are grey, make sure you work extra hard to ensure it the photos are classy and don't happen to fall into the raunchy realms category.
Pin Up Photography is all about class...
Learning pinup photography can't be achieved in a snap.
For you to be able to gain more knowledge about what is and not within this area of expertise, you should be ready to do some research.
It is true that there is a lot of innovation and creativity in the community of pinup photographers and there are ideas to work off the original artists and re-create their works in a more contemporary fashion.
In fact, there have been some pinup artworks that have been “re-created” and some people are planning to do the same with their photos.
This particular photo revolves around the 50's and for you to be able to take photos that will take your audience back to the 50's, there should be classic poses, imagery and clothing.
There are a lot of pinup photos that you can find online and these photos can serve as your inspiration. You can also find a lot of books about this.
Learn from the best pin up artists...
Read about Gil Elvgren and Alberto Vargas, you will definitely learn loads from them like poses, hair, makeup, presentation and locations from their amazing paintings that you can copy in your photography. They are the most known pinup artists and they continue to be, up to now.
If you are very willing to learn this photography style, you can always sign up for workshops that will help you with your photography skills and to help you learn more about taking pinup photos.
There are also online workshops that you can enroll yourself in.
Remember, always practice, practice, practice!
The next thing after you have mastered the concepts of photography and maybe even copied down-pat your mentors style is to find your unique style just like these photographers have:
Roy Varga(super sexy)
Photo by Roy Alvarado
Alvarado (generally white or plain backdrops and he's a fan of the female in the pure form aka nude) but presents them with class.
Photo by Alvarado
Bexterity Pin Up Photography (very colourful backgrounds)
Photo by Bexterity Pin Up Photography
Gold Coast pin up photography (Vibrant Colours)
Photo by Gold Coast Pin Up Photography
Miss Missy photography (Very feminine/girly/cute, pastel colors)
Photo by Miss Missy Photography
Aside from this, you can also attend physical courses with experts to learn about lighting, positioning, flash, exposure and others. You can also create some accounts online to showcase your work.
Also, always be open to feedback. Take on board what you think is useful, but don't try to defend yourself.
A good photographer can work his or her way in becoming recognised world wide. It takes time and exposure.
So just go out there and do it!
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