Finnish Lingerie Model With Perfect Body
I have a short attention span and I get bored easily so I do my photoshoots on a wide variety of locations with diverse models to keep things fun and challenging.
During my 2005 European photography trip I shot a former Miss Belgium in a brewery, a fallen angel floating in a German lake, a quintessential blonde Russian teen model, an uber athletic German dancer, a lingerie model with perfect body and so on.
Finnish Lingerie Model At Construction Site
I am starting with one of the final images so the first photo has an impact after which I will show some of my favorite photos as they were taken in chronological order.
Besides the model with a perfect body and the cool black boots I really like the background in this photo; constructing the most fitting backdrop happens to be one of my pet peeves.
These photography trips provide me with experiences, challenges and photos that could have never been preconceived. Keeping an open mind and not taking the world too seriously are probably two of the most important aspects of how to prepare and enjoy these journeys.
The following pictures were taken on a construction site just outside Berlin, Germany with a platinum blonde Finnish fashion and lingerie model. It was a Sunday and there were no workers so we were able to sneak in and create a very interesting set made of cement and metal.
Overlaying the Rule Of Thirds grid, we can see that while there is great geometry and dynamic posing, there aren’t any visually important elements in grid cross hairs. So the Rule Of Thirds is not the only way to compose a balanced and interesting modeling photo.
Finnish Model Posing At Weathered Brick Wall
As with most of my photoshoots things start out kind of slow and safe usually with fashion photography. This gives us both a chance to warm up plus I can observe the model’s best angles and personality.
If a model knows how to pose by herself and it is not an engraved bad posing style I give little to no direction. This way she can get inspired by the location and clothes she is wearing and I can get inspired by what she projects.
Under the typical overcast Berlin sky I like how the colors balance each other out … nothing is out of place.
Even though the model is too centered, there are interesting elements along grid lines. Notice how the model’s right leg is along a grid line, also how her left knee, left foot, chest and right bent elbow as well. In the absence of the grid what we see is an interesting, eye catching modeling pose. With the grid superimposed we can see why the composition actually works.
If the model has a nice personality and has fun during the photoshoot (and vice-versa) everything becomes effortless and an hour can seem like 10 minutes. The manner this shirt is being “worn” is elegant but a bit unusual, I enjoy that aspect of the photo.
Overlaying the Rule Of Thirds grid, we can see that the model could be more off-center but the composition works nevertheless.
Lingerie Model’s Close-up Portrait
The embroiled bra adds a nice touch to this portrait and its color matches the color of the shirt. With the model bringing her own wardrobe it is both fun and challenging to make the best of every setup and (attempt to) make it look like it was arranged by a professional.
This intimate portrait has some very interesting interactions between elements of the composition and the grid lines and where they intersect. Notice the position of the left eye, the left corner of the mouth and the embroiled rose on the bra in relation to the grid.
Athletic Model In White Hoodie And Black Stockings
The white knitted hoodie was an instant winner and since the location was mostly colorless gray the black thigh high stockings and black underwear perfectly completed the color scheme. In my photos I love both simplicity and to give proper attention and focus to the subject of the photo. What a great pose as the model’s body forms an S-curve!
Overlaying the Rule Of Thirds grid, we can see that the model is too centered but the grid lines once again are intersecting and dividing in an interesting way.
When I see something through the viewfinder that I like it is time to shoot it in a wide variety of ways. A step or two to the left results a composition which really accentuates the long legs of the model.
The exaggerated modeling pose creates strong and eye catching diagonal lines, which in turn place key visual elements of the model’s body along grid lines and crosshairs.
As the wise sage said: “If you’ve got it flaunt it!” The perfect body shape of this beautiful model can be photographed from all angles with equally fantastic results.
If the definition of “best placement for a Rule Of Thirds grid intersection” is the most eye-catching and most significant part of the composition; in that case the above photo definitely is a successful image – as far as the Golden ratio is concerned. (Hint: bottom left crosshair)
She could also be a dancer one might think; grace and elegance are great attributes that the photographer cannot value enough especially until experiencing the opposite in a model. Perhaps with a different background this photo could get the caption: “Come and kick it in Finland!”
The dynamic pose and the off-center placement of this beautiful Finnish model ensures that the grid is filled up at all the right places.
I am showing a few different compositions of the same setup on this cement block just to demonstrate how subtle changes can have distinctively different results. There are so many variable a photographer can adjust that shooting more is almost never the wrong decision.
This was almost too easy; as often times the scene unfolding in front of the eyes of the photographer is already “Golden ratio-ready”.
Time for a closer crop; also the black bra from underneath the white hoodie is now gone which may or may not have been a distraction on the earlier photos.
Not much changes with a tighter composition. Well balanced framing is the secret of a happy grid.
Model With Perfect Body Wearing A Scarf
Overlaying the Rule Of Thirds grid, we can see that I got distracted by the exotic concept and the strong geometry of the background. In the name of creating the most structured geometry, the model was placed dead-center. Nevertheless, I would not consider this an unsuccessful framing. If one wants to be really exact, the knees of the model are in fact positioned according to the Golden Ratio.
A different composition where the lines defined by the scarf, the model’s limbs and her curving body create a pleasant flow and dynamic.
The curvy hip of this Finnish model with a perfect body, saves this otherwise too centered composition.
It is good to have a nice variety of images to choose from when it comes to editing, the slightly different angle results in a slightly different picture here. It being early September it was not particularly cold so we could take our time with this setup. We might have been forced to hurry up or even scratch this concept if there were construction workers around.
Once again a bit too centered but the pose, the curves and the lines do distract from the lack of the Rule Of Thirds being respected.
Lingerie Model Pushing A Wheel Barrel
I love to find and make the best use of random and unexpected props (not like a wheel barrel is unexpected at a construction site but this whole situation was not pre-planned). If this scene was shot during the week with workers around it might have caused some accidents therefore our timing was one of the most important aspects of this photoshoot.
I like how the model is stepping forward; it was not an action shot she held this pose for me. There are so many great lines to look at in this picture (another pet peeve of mine), the model’s arms and legs, the handles of the wheel barrel, all the horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines in the background.
A construction site is all about structure so I was glad to be able to incorporate geometry into many of the photos from this location.
A dynamic composition with awesome geometry and strong, decisive straight lines, that also happens to compliment the superimposed Rule Of Thirds grid. The right vertical grid line not only lines up perfectly with the background but also with the straight spine and posture of the model as well.
More lines and of course the perfect body of the model make this an appealing image. A lingerie model pushing a wheel barrel is not an everyday occurrence (yes, there are many things we can improve on this planet) and I enjoy adding the unusual to my photos even if only in a subtle way.
Most angled compositions, where camera tilt was employed, coupled with an off-center subject will automatically adhere to the Rule Of Third.