certainly keeps the doctor away …
model and make up: Charisse
Location: My available light studio in Ronse (Belgium)
Exif: Canon 5Ds with Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG A – 1/400s f1.6 ISO100
• Flower girl •
I’ve read an article recently in ‘Chasseur d’Images’ , a French photography magazine, with the latest issue covering some articles about nude photography. They stressed quite a lot about being well prepared and having some shots ready in your head or even sketched out on paper, …
I’m afraid I don’t really agree 😉 One of my biggest pleasures in this kind of photography is improvisation, inspiration of the moment, going with the flow, … I seldom prepare ‘shots’. My main preparation consists of up front communication with the model, about style, level of nudity, clothing and other practical issues, and finding a good location for the shoot. I have since I started doing this work built up a set of available locations, so I can vary and I don’t have to return to the same locations often. This keeps me sharp and the images different every time. This is the second set with Eva Evian in a remote castle in Belgium. We found a vase with dried flowers and started working with them. I hope you like the images. All shot on Canon 5Ds with sigma 50mm f1.4 DG A. All on ISO400, other settings vary.
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In a castle somewhere in the French part of Belgium I found this treasure, hidden on the attic.
Model and make up: Eva Evian
Photography: Ludwig Desmet
Shot on Canon 5Ds with Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG Art. 1/60s f 2.2 ISO 800
the complete series of this shoot will be published on august 15th.
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It’s hot outside, very hot, so let’s remain in the freshness of the castle library. No-one bothering us, some time to spend with … solitaire.
Ava playing solitaire
shot on location in Tournai (B) thanks to the owners of the house and a big thank you to Ava for her confidence and charm.
© ludwig desmet – 2016
She hesitated to agree with publishing this image, but she did. Thank you Jane. It was a pleasure to work with you, and you expressed gratitude to what we achieved together. I’m glad I could bring you confidence.
Jane, my body is my temple …
© ludwig desmet
Canon 5D mark II with Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG A
1/30s f2.0 ISO100
Now that the days have turned dark and wet and cold, here in Belgium, time to look back at that great summer we had.
Surfing the clouds.
1/100s f11 ISO100
Canon 5DII with Canon 17-40mm f4 at 19mm
Make up: Heidi
Photographer – me
location: shoes or no shoes – with permission
available as limited edition print.
a single image post.
I find it rather intimate and peaceful, expressing proud and stability.
tomorrow I will show you the counterpart, same setting, same pose, same model, just I as a photographer have moved.
Technical details: Canon 135mm f2.0L at f2.2, 1/200s, ISO 320
thank you for watching, don’t forget to come back tomorrow for ‘WHITE’
it is not really the season for cherry trees blossoming, but this is from earlier this year.
A giant cherry tree in early blossoming, of course mirrored to a beautiful woman.
A single image post, from the same shoot as Sirrus and some other images with Pauline. Thank you Pauline for your efforts and good mood.
for those who might be interested in the technical aspects:
1/160s f9.0 ISO 100 – Canon 5D II with EF 17-40mm f4 L at 20 mm.
I enjoyed working in my new location the last couple of weeks. It is spacious, very quiet and private, it has a lot of windows, and a large amount of possibilities for different shooting environments. Unfortunately the summer is swiftly passing away, and with the colder days coming in, models probably are going to get goose-bumps again. Difficult to retouch, not pleasant for the model.
That is what I’m missing the most in our Belgian climate. Rather than being half summer half winter, we only have 2 months of summer, the rest of the year is half fall half winter.
I had two shoots last Friday, you should get images from them very soon. This one is from earlier this summer.
1/50s f2.0 ISO 320
Canon 5D II with Sigma 50 mm
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From a recent shoot. I have made similar images in my – Nude Incognito – series, in a black studio and with the use of flash lights. This is in a naturally lit environment. I especially like how the body shape and pose fills the square format. Also the dense structure of the floor in contrast with the soft shiny structures of the skin are appealing to me. The model had just put on a body lotion, giving some extra shine to the skin.
I hope you like it. I did, as well as my model and her partner.
Canon 5D mark II with Sigma 50 mm f1.4 DG A.
1/40s. f3.2 ISO 200
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the engine room again.
it has beautiful soft light, coming from three sides (left and right up in the wall are windows over the entire length of the room and then the big round shaped window, here facing the model). I rarely use ISO’s higher than 400, but sometimes it gives a little more comfort and ease of use for playing with aperture, and making sure that there’s no camera shake in the images.
1/80s f3.2 ISO500 Canon 5D II with Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG A
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Rolleiflex Tessar 75mm f3,5 – Kodak T-Max 400 film. Scanned on Epson Perfection 3170 Photo, retouched and developed in Photoshop and Lightroom CC.
Have you ever seen Sam Haskins book ‘Five Girls’ ?
Thank you to the model, the location owner, the weather and my friend P. Z. for the camera.
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A small series from the same shoot I did with Marion.
The ZEN pool. Magnificent environment and great weather on this early morning.
This is the kind of things you cannot plan before. I hadn’t been at this place in about 10 years. There was no house at that time, and certainly not a pool, so this came kind of as a bonus with the planned old chalk oven on the same location.
Marion felt completely Zen after half an hour of sunbathing and being next to Buddha. 🙂
thank you for watching, …
thoughtful, spontaneous, fun, serious, wondering, open minded, …
… Jenn told me she didn’t fit too well on images. That was until she saw the results of our shoot.
“the end result really is ‘WAW’, so you were right that being a good model is linked to the qualities of the photographer … whenever you have a location again I’d be most pleased to be your model again.”
I think I’m flattered. 😎
Same setup as the color version of this shoot. Only this time developed in a black and white version.
I Hope you like the images.
Come back again soon, to see the results of my next shoot. I promise now already they’ll be fantastic. (that’s because I’ve seen them already :p )
All the best, thank you for stopping by.
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