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Carolyn

When I first joined my current camera club in Shepshed back in 1989 I found they held regular "glamour" sessions at a local studio. I had only been used to normal portrait evenings in the clubroom with previous clubs but, to be honest, although I am a normal red blooded male,  I thought "What a waste of film, what on earth could I do with the photos?" after attending one of the sessions.

I only went a couple of times and used the sessions mainly as a chance to do portraits with proper models hence this picture of a young lady called Carolyn. My third posting on SC on 31st.December was also taken at one of these sessions.

A few years later the membership at the time lost interest and the sessions were discontinued.

 

Carolyn

When I first joined my current camera club in Shepshed back in 1989 I found they held regular "glamour" sessions at a local studio. I had only been used to normal portrait evenings in the clubroom with previous clubs but, to be honest, although I am a normal red blooded male,  I thought "What a waste of film, what on earth could I do with the photos?" after attending one of the sessions.

I only went a couple of times and used the sessions mainly as a chance to do portraits with proper models hence this picture of a young lady called Carolyn. My third posting on SC on 31st.December was also taken at one of these sessions.

A few years later the membership at the time lost interest and the sessions were discontinued.

 

comments (10)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 16 Dec 2008, 01:55
You clearly knew what you were doing, Brian, in spite of your...hesitation?!
Brian Walbey: I had to keep a firm grip on myself to avoid the camera shake Ginnie smile Thanks for your comment.
  • Tracy
  • outer space!!! (UK)
  • 16 Dec 2008, 07:17
Very good portrait Brian.
Shame you had to discontinue with this projectsmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy. There became fewer members wishing to take part and therefore the cost per person increased as it wasn't funded directly from the Club.
Well I like it ... Savour it Brian. richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I am quite pleased with it as a portrait, not a subject I go mad over.
I thought I had seen this lady before. I went to a "glamour" session at our camera club years ago. I didn't enjoy it and I have never taken a studio picture since!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, it isn't a subject I particularly enjoy either whether they are clothed or not. Thankfully my Club doesn't do portraits anymore.
A fine portrait Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, and note, under the circumstances it was taken, there was no camera shake either smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Dec 2008, 10:41
I suppose it is good practice at doing portraits to go in the studio, but I'm with Bill on this one - I hate studio work - all that faffing around with lights! A nice portrait, nonetheless.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I couldn't have summed up my feelings about studio work, including still life, any better.
  • blackdog
  • The White Room
  • 16 Dec 2008, 11:09
I don't think you can do studio work with a group - all too random. I actually like the control studio lighting offers and the excitment of building a relationship and getting a good photograph. But then I have never used a professional model and I guess that would have a different dynamic. Photo looks good - a lighting set up I favour with two lights behind the camera, one either side ;o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mike, I do agree that it doesn't really work too well with a group but some Clubs still carry on putting these sessions in their programmes, fortunately not mine.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Dec 2008, 13:34
I've got no skills in this area at all but this looks a cracking image to me. I don't belong to a camera club but I do realise the benefits they can bring. I'm more into landscapes and difficult to get one of these in the studio!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I joined my first club when I got my first SLR in 1971, just after I married and Maureen came too until our son was born. I have been in clubs ever since, mind you they are not everyones cup of tea.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 16 Dec 2008, 13:40
I've never done any studio work, I suppose I'd like to try but I'm not too sure if I'd be thrilled by the 'glamour' type setup either.

It's a lovely portrait though.
Brian Walbey: Strangely enough Ellie some women like doing glamour work as much as some of the men. I'm happy with this photo but am not in a great rush to do more, my heart wouldn't stand it at my age :-D
very very nice Brian, about my age toogrin

Wonderful shot matey.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Tim.

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