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Embrace of Color by Doomsday-Dawn Embrace of Color by Doomsday-Dawn
Shot at the May 31st 2009 "Back in Blacklight" workshop hosted by D.M. Gremlin Studios.

Post Production: Adjusted highlights equivalent to a full exposure stop, and midtones roughly half stop. Shifted black point to eliminate exposure noise.
This was shot on a Cannon I borrowed from ^wynnesome for the day, and while I love my Nikon, the Cannon color interpretation software tends to shoot UV colors in more accurate shades.

Model: Emobi
Blacklight Paints: ^Battledress
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:iconbarbieguitars:
BarbieGuitars Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
So beautiful and crystal clear. One of the very finest blacklights I've seen!
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sana-sa Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
supa amazing
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Reminds me of a picaso (or something I'm not the best art student) Again, amazing shot!
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danceafterdark Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Professional Photographer
Rock on, amigo! Ditto on the contacts. Short of painting a model's eyelids a la Johnny Depp/Capt Jack Sparrow, what else can you do?

I've had similar experiences with Canon. I notice they're better with blues where Nikon by default hits the red & yellow tones more. You can change color balance, but you can't change the sensor & software. That's why I prefer Nikon in general, though that 21 MP EOS 5D Mark II has me drooling and contemplating a switch. I'm at a low point with a mostly-broken D70 and only two unbroken lenses, so if I'm ever going to change now's the time.

Kudos for once again setting the bar.
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Doomsday-Dawn Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Heh, we thought about doing that. Might still happen at some point.

While I'm sure it varies model to model, my experiences with Nikon has always been accurate color interpretation in white light. Not that it's a massive difference, and one can always shift it in post if so desired. Just part of the philosophy of getting it right with a shutter click, and spending less time pushing a mouse.
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Gillistan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
She has the appearance of some warped kind of doll ready to come to life and stalk some unwary victim.
And those eyes....... Damn!!
Awesome work!!!
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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IsisMorningstar Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
The eyes really pop in this one... I keep staring at them
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Stunning I had to look at the smaller image twice before I saw her face wonderful piece of artwork!
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Doomsday-Dawn Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
There are shots from this paint series where you literally can't find her against the background. . . except for the glowing eyes.
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Love it!!!!!!
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CarbonCruisers Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
This is another Awsome and Stunning UV Shoot
Love the effect on her and behind her , they also contact len's in her eye's , as they are glowing great

Stunning and Awsome work :-)
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zananeichan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
wow that looks so stunning and awsome !
:hug:
:heart:
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abuonadeem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Stunning!
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Conundra Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Those contacts rock my proverbial socks right off. One thing that really bothers me about run-of-the-mill blacklight photography in non-hybrid lighting is the blank, dull space where the model's eyes are. Eyes are, in my opinion, the most expressive part of a face, and when they're blank in an image full of dynamic color, the effect is something of an artistic buzzkill. The addition of blacklight effects to Emobi's eyes really sets this image apart from standard blacklight photography. Job brilliantly done, Adam.
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Doomsday-Dawn Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Pretty much from here on out, contacts are a vital part of every UV shoot. Just one more of those "why the hell haven't we been doing this all along" things, made crystal clear in the shots with Emobi.

Agreed. The dull, fuzzy, blank look in the eyes has always been something that bugged me in black light shots. You can't paint the eyes, and there's really no photographic technique that can fix the lack-lustre.

Contacts. So simple.
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Conundra Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
When it comes to perfecting techniques and such, often-times simple, obvious solutions are easily overlooked. Why the hell haven't we been doing this all along, indeed.

It isn't that you can't paint the eyes. Technically, you can do whatever you want, but I think if you added that to the list of tortures you put your models though, there'd be a mass revolt and you'd end up bound to that metal frame in your studio with barbed wire, covered in makeup and wearing a pink tutu while being set on fire, electroshocked, drenched with water, and having your sinuses irrigated with Magnum beer. Contacts are much better all-around, for everyone involved.

I'm seeing an image in my head now with UV lilac-purple contacts, and it's delicious. Soooooo many possibilities for the exploring and exploiting.
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wynnesome Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Conundra...

First possible answer is, he's just waiting for the day when someone will finally get up the nerve to do all those bad bad things to him that he so shamefully wishes for.

Second possible answer is...

Hm. Brain getting stuck on first possible answer. I mean, wait. You know you have to get through me to get to Adam, right?? ;P
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Conundra Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
*laughs*

You wonderful, wonderful, terrible person, you.
I somehow don't think that the pink-tutu treatment would have quite the same effect on you, but if I have to get through you to get to Adam, I'll do what I must. :D
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wynnesome Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
:shrug: The tutu is his secret superhero weakness, not mine, after all.

Come'n get us, then...
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Conundra Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Whether it's your weakness or not, the picture in my head when I imagine you in a tutu is downright hilarious.

I'll have to get some backup to take the two of you on. Two against one is, after all, unfair. With Zesty Mint on my side, you two don't stand a chance. :)
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wynnesome Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
By the way, Adam told me today that he has not failed to notice and read this conversation.

He credited me as instigator. I take pride!
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tattered420 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice.
:D
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Karim-sama Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Whis is EPIC

How do you do it?
What is the Technick to shoot with Blacklight?
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slightlyover Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
wow, she looks like a beautiful scarry owl.
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Doomsday-Dawn Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
The contacts were awesome!
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