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Tutorials and Resources
- Take self-portraits: [link]
- Natural lighting (for silhouettes): [link]
- Warm/vintage edit: [link]

Materials and Methods
Nikon D80 + 18-55mm Nikkor + IR remote. Light blue Chinese parasol in front of a large window. Halloween kimono costume. Post editing on GIMP using the warm/vintage edit. Curves to darken the silhouette.

Additional Comments
I've wanted to try this ever since I saw ~kedralynn 's work :XD: I don't really like the long landscape composition but I wanted to crop out my face above and table below :XD: :shrug: I'll probably try it again later

Thanks to ~smileforRAE for the title :D

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:iconesztervaly:
esztervaly Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
you have been featured in my silhouettes journal: [link] :hug:
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:iconnour-z:
nour-z Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
very nice one....:)
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:iconzakily:
Zakily Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Writer
amazingly erotic crop..wonderful work! :heart:
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:iconbet0x:
Bet0x Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing picture *0* is so beatifull and sexy xDD
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:iconk2hsharpe:
k2hsharpe Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
there is nothing about this i don't like
: -)
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:icon25percent:
25percent Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Simply beautiful. :heart:
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:iconsolene-mest:
solene-MeSt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
wow, amazing
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:iconstashenjka:
Stashenjka Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
woooow...lovely lighting and contrast :) adore it!
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:iconfaeriechick:
faeriechick Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Like the window piece, I feel like this hearkens back to an earlier era, except with modern fashion.. only this time stylized Chinese art rather than (I think) French oils.
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:icondreadfulprincess7:
DreadfulPrincess7 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Student Photographer
this is really beautiful :heart:
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:iconkenny-gulley:
Kenny-Gulley Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
extremely elegant posture
love the lighting!

look at that neck!
:D
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:iconmahyudia:
mahyudia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
fave it! :)
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:iconmysterioussoulstorm:
mysterioussoulstorm Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Digital Artist
marvelous!
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:iconsystemprophet:
systemprophet Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Lovely piece! I love the light n ur so elegant! :aww:
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:iconsunsetsilence:
SunsetSilence Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
this is really elegant ^^
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:iconshunbelaro:
shunbelaro Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Photographer
^,...,^
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:iconthefuriouspanda:
thefuriouspanda Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
I can't find the right words to describe how I much i like this picture. for lack of better words - simply elegant & refreshing.
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:iconantique-and-fragile:
Antique-and-Fragile Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the parasoul (? lol, no idea how to spell that) it's very brightly colored and has a sort of Asian theme to it, in my opinion. it's a beautiful picture.
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:iconinnocencezack:
innocencezack Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Featured --> [link]

Note: JUST DONT SEE THE FEATURES, READ THE JOURNAL TOO! =P
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:iconcumuluscloud:
cumuluscloud Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Beautiful! I just adore your pictures :)
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:iconjacks-eating-santa:
Jacks-Eating-Santa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous
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:iconbarabe:
barabe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Very nice picture. It is quite a piece of art.
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:iconlily-m:
LILY-m Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very very nice pic!
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:iconlidcandy:
LidCandy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Great balance, I like it
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:iconnirelleth:
Nirelleth Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Very beautiful. Lovely use of light, I especially love the way the shadow is on the neck.
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:iconwsmieszek:
WSmieszek Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the concept -but- I don't like this particular colour of the background and over-saturated skin tone. :)

I hope that you find some time to re-do it :D
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The skin was originally black. I think it just looks over-saturated due to the color balancing. :XD: What background color would you have preferred? It'd have to be some bright white-ish color unless I try another technique :shrug:
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:iconwsmieszek:
WSmieszek Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The background colour is probably my own preference anyway. If you do it white, the umbrella won't be visible enough so I guess this background it is...
:O_o:

About the skin... hmm... wouldn't you want to just leave it all black for a nice silhouette style?
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:iconabirvalg1989:
Abirvalg1989 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect!
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:icon99thbone:
99thbone Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beauty never ceases to amaze -- when you imagination gets the chance to play -- later days
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks:
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:iconcrescit-eundo:
crescit-eundo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
this is fantastic!
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:iconmissobsession:
MissObsession Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
woman, your neck looks miles long. :)
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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:iconsmileforrae:
smileforRAE Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
i really like it. i think it looks like a pretty lady waiting for someone-- she's holding her parasol between folded hands. so that might look like she's impatient.

but still. it's impatience in all eloquence.
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D

"impatience in all eloquence" - very lyrical; mind if I use it for the title? :)
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:iconsmileforrae:
smileforRAE Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
lol. sure. it would be a real honor. ;D
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:iconpavsys:
PavSys Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
The lighting is nice. Love the neck line. The back of the garment is a little bunched up which interrupts the flow of lines. If that's a Kimono I can understand. If it's something else it should be tightened up. The landscape view looks good. I like that style of framing.
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes it's a Kimono ^^; I might retry it with something more form fitting :) Thanks
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:iconuntamedxexpression:
UntamedXExpression Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
That is you, right? I love your neck in this. :heart: so elegant.
(and the lighting is beautiful)
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes it's me ;) Thanks :D
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:iconxskyex:
XskyeX Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
I love the warm coloring you used. Very pretty.
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:iconphotographerthing:
photographerthing Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010   Photographer
very, very beautiful and a great photo.
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:iconmarvtorrez:
Marvtorrez Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Nice!, a question, do you find Gimp, a really better option than Photoshop?, I mean I would like to update my PS, but, is too expensive, so, I was thinking download Gimp, any recomendation??
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:iconjeanfan:
JeanFan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I find GIMP to be an economical alternative. I think any program can be good (for photo editing) as long as you know how to use it.

I used to use Ulead PhotoImpact5, a $5 photo editing program, which I liked a lot. But it doesn't run on Vista so I had to change to GIMP. I've only tried Photoshop a few times and have found it not that much better than PhotoImpact or GIMP for basic photo post editing.

If you heavily edit your photos (complete body reshaping) or do painting, PS is most likely better. Otherwise, why not save money and go with GIMP :shrug:
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:iconwsmieszek:
WSmieszek Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well... I guess so, but if you have a huuuge student discount and can get latest Creative Suite for something shy of $100 US... I couldn't stop myself from buying :D

Love HK!
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:iconparanoiaque-season:
paranoiaque-season Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010   Photographer
I like it, great composition :heart:
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:iconbubinka:
bubinka Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
skąd ten tytuł? :)
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Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
10/4000 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
250
Date Taken
Jan 12, 2010, 10:32:47 PM

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