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Valentine’s Day Pin-Up

February 9th, 2013 2 comments

Here are some photos from a recent Valentine’s Day pin-up photoshoot with burlesque performer Pocket Venus. We used a vintage pinup poster by Gil Elvgren for inspiration:

Valentine's Pinup by Elvgren

 

We also did a few other looks and poses as you can see below (click thumbnails to expand). I used a fog machine backlit with a light covered with a red gel to create the smoky effects. It was a lot of fun and great to work with model Pocket Venus Josan and makeup and hair artist Ashley of Blood & Beauty.

Credits

Model: Pocket Venus Josan

Makeup & Hair: Blood & Beauty

Photography by Lloyd K Barnes

© 2013 Lloyd K Barnes

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Video Tutorial: Pin-Up Photo Retouching

April 4th, 2011 1 comment

This video shows how I retouched a photo to give it a vintage 1940′s – 1950′s pin-up art look using Lightroom 3.3 and Photoshop CS4. The basic technique is in this video tutorial on 1950′s pin-up effects on Planet Photoshop, but with some modifications since I used a low-key dark background but the Planet Photoshop tutorial used a high key photo.

The techniques include:

  • skin smoothing with the surface blur filter
  • using layers & blend modes
  • layer masks
  • making selections using luminosity
  • digital makeup
  • using the photocopy filter
  • merging & copying layers
  • dodging & burning by using curve adjustment layers

Have you done pin-up photography? Please share your links and any techniques in the comments section – thanks!

Kurvy Model Pin-Up

Kurvy Model Pin-up

 

Pin-Up Photography

February 24th, 2011 No comments

Here’s a video from a recent pin-up photography session that I did with Doreen and makeup artist Tessa Mitz. I love the vintage pin-up posters of the 1940s and 1950s! For inspiration, I browsed through the vast collection of pin-up art on The Pin-up Files and chose some images for posing ideas. I also checked out photos of Dita Von Teese, one of my favourite contemporary pin-up models. We referenced the images during the session so we had lots of poses and variations to work with.

After the shoot I edited the photos with Lightroom and Photoshop to re-create the glamour and pin-up look. Here’s a short video tutorial about creating a vintage look with Photoshop.

For more inspiration check out the work of Dale May. His conceptual work and digital composites are outstanding!

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