Photo Shoot Concept “Seducing Lines” – feat. Playmate Coxy Dominika


Loose. Innocence. Relaxed. Golden. Soft. Curvy.

“Seducing Lines” is not only the core message here, but also the title of this series at the same time.
The aim of this set is less to tell a story but rather to present the attractive, curvy Playmate Coxy Dominika in a stunning location.

Certainly, I already need a unique identifiable style so I chose to go with the implementation of a soft glamorous look.

The Visual Approach

The visual approach is to combine all kind of lines I find present on set. The more strict ones originating from the architecture and the soft ones that come into play through the model’s curves.

Contact Sheet - Seducing Lines - Glamour Photo Production - Playmate Coxy Dominika

The shoot sequence is divided in two parts: First, I fully want to incorporate the large room whereas Dominika just has the role of an element in the scene.

In the second part, I want the Playmate to stand out, to be the main attraction! The backgrounds must be blurred and pose no visual competition to the model itself. I use a greater lens and a shallow depth of field.

Beautifying & Styling

The soft styling supports the atmospheric need of this glamour look. The hair is open and wavy, make-up itself is not very strong and the chosen corset is very decent with its rose-white color-tones.

Beautifying & Styling - Seducing Lines - Glamour Photo Production - Playmate Coxy Dominika

Posing

When I concentrate on the model in tighter shots, it’s all about her curves and lines. The softness of her posing is greatly supported by the alabaster-like skin tone. Round and alluring are the keywords here.

Posing - Seducing Lines - Glamour Photo Production - Playmate Coxy Dominika

Lighting Concept

The scene itself is already lit by the sun’s ambient light. The big numerous windows offer great overall and even fill-in sources.

Light Details & Lighting Setup 3D Simulation - Seducing Lines - Glamour Photo Production - Playmate Coxy Dominika

Key- & Ambient Light, Catch Lights
  • The key light uses a medium sized octobox and is placed in 4 meter/13 feet distance to the model.
    The key is set to accentuate and modulate the model’s figure. It also creates the catch lights in the eyes.
  • The source is placed in front of the model with an angle of approx. 30 degrees – this creates additionally some plasticity with a moderate shadow fall-off.
  • The modifier creates a large and even light volume that I easy mix with the ambient’s light cloud.
  • This setup also allows the model to pose and me to act in a greater action radius.

Lighting Setup 3D Simulation - Seducing Lines - Glamour Photo Production - Playmate Coxy Dominika

Hair Light

Even though I have not setup any hair lighting, there’s a shimmer created, simply by placing the model near to a window where the sunbeams directly fall in and hit the model’s back of the head or side line. This is what creates this lovely and appealing glow.

Photo Production Team

Tech DNA

  • 1x 400 Ws Monoblocs
  • Key light: Ocatox Ø4’/Ø120m, powered around 250 Ws
  • mixed with sun’s ambient light (= rim light on the hair & side light on the model’s body)

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Dan Hostettler

A traveler at heart, inspired by women, working along Swiss precision. Dan is a mediapreneur, photographer, author of several books and founder + Editor in Chief of SexyWomenPhotography.com.

Being a successful photographer for more than 15 years Dan got internationally published and featured on/in GQ Online, The India Times, FashionONE TV, FotoTV, GoodLight Mag, amongst many others. Dan is currently residing and working in Prague, CZ.

Dan will talk about his projects, provide insights in shootings & concepts, produce webinars, create Academy content, explain styles, emphasize the importance of working with models and any other exciting topic he discovers along the way.

How do you utilize an octobox? Ever used such a modifier for glam shots?

9 Comments

  1. As usual, Great Work Dan! Nice lighting setup.

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    • Dan Hostettler

      Thank you, Bob. Simple but perfectly nice 🙂

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  2. Dan:
    Very well done! I especially liked the tips about shots that added the model as an element in a beautiful setting versus shots that focused on the model. Can you tell us a little about the location? I remember shoots you have done in similar – maybe the same? – room. Are there many locations like this available in Prague? Another reason to visit! I suppose it goes without saying, but I would be remiss if I did not mention what and beautiful and talented model Ms. Dominika is. And the MUA also nailed the look for this shoot.
    Dave

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    • Dan Hostettler

      Hi Dave, thanks a lot!
      Location: in 2014 I shot twice in that location; sometimes we also go there for our private workshops. http://www.martinickypalac.cz/index.php?lg=en / Pricing is dependent on event and who’s calling…

      This palace is just one out of many great spots we have here in Prague. Due to the unpredictable weather and rather short warm period I had to specialize on great indoor locations. So we have here definitely a wide range of styles.
      And yes the city is most definitely worth a visit!

      But as I have written here already a few times I need in future a few more outdoor shoots 🙂

      All the best from the heart of Europe,
      Dan

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  3. So the strobe is 400w and the model light is 250W?? What brand do you use??

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    • Dan Hostettler

      Hi Spencer, I used Multiblitz Profilux 400. The flash head provides max 400 Ws.
      I have set the flash to 250 Ws; a bit more than half power.
      The model lamp (halogen) provides 150W.

      Best, Dan

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  4. Hi Dan,

    What a great setup with only one light. Really soft and backed up by the light from the windows. Tight, fast and simple setup for an on location shooting.
    Dominika looking good as always and a great result by the team.

    Cheers, Jón

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    • Dan Hostettler

      Hi Jón, thank you! I am sure you have recognized the location 🙂
      Best, Dan

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      • Hi Dan,
        Yes do recognize it. One of the most beautiful places to shoot in 🙂

        Jón

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