Lens Diaries Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamour™ > Garage Glamour™ Main Forums > Main Community Forum
 

Main Community Forum General Modeling & Photography Forum
Adult posts prohibited!>>Please Read Our GUIDELINES before posting!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Gimmicks and Glamour ...
Old 01-30-2007, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
Free Member

 
R_Fredrick_Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35872
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Posts: 3,660
Comments: 41

R_Fredrick_Smith is offline IP: 76.186.138.153
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Do gimmicks like fancy borders make for good Glamour or do they distract from the Glamour? With that in mind, I present links to two examples of what many may say, are just gimmicks. Hope to get a good discussion going here on the pros and cons of this question.


Cheers,
rfs
__________________

"The map is not the Territory"
  View Public Profile Send a private message to R_Fredrick_Smith Visit R_Fredrick_Smith's homepage! Find More Posts by R_Fredrick_Smith
 
Re: Gimmicks and Glamour ...
Old 01-31-2007, 12:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Member GG#: 55264
Location: si
Posts: 41
Comments: 0

missinglink786 is offline IP: 72.89.250.171
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Hey if it works it works....it could even grow into a style for some people....catchy things like that seem to be what makes some work stand out from others. If it's done right and not overdone....i think it works.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to missinglink786 Find More Posts by missinglink786
 
Re: Gimmicks and Glamour ...
Old 01-31-2007, 08:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Member GG#: 42100
Location: Dayton
Posts: 6
Comments: 0

20DShooter is offline IP: 75.179.147.229
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I think borders work when the fit the mood or look of the photo. In your two examples I think #1 is a mis-fit border but #2 is a pretty good fit. Why so? #1 the border is too sharp and defined, mechanical looking while the photo has a blurred, soft look. #2 is still sharp but simple, the drawing tools could be used in the photo because the pose offers a large white "canvas" area and model is framing the canvas. I see a lot of borders and frames used in galleries on wedding photographers websites. Sometimes the effect is very complimentary and other times the look is contradicting. In other cases it is overused and gets boring. That said, I think it another tool in the tool box - use it to enhance the photo where appropriate.
  View Public Profile Find More Posts by 20DShooter
 
Re: Gimmicks and Glamour ...
Old 01-31-2007, 10:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Member GG#: 55764
Location: West Texas
Posts: 709
Comments: 0
My Mood:

BenE is offline IP: 64.185.5.44
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I believe glamour is all about the person being photographed. A "Fantasy" image, such as placing the person in an exotic surrounding, if done in such a way as to enhance the mood, is something I try from time to time, but other than that, I don't believe digital gimmicks do anything to help the image.

I know for a fact that it is not very saleable in my area, except for high school seniors, but you asked about glamour. My experience is that when ladies come to me for glamour, they want to look alluring and sexy.

I also have found that if I can alter the image where it appears more like a painting (what the general public thinks of as REAL art), so much the better. I find it amazing that in 2007 most ladies would sit for a painter and have him paint them nude, but shy away from a photographic rendering of them nude. I have my own theory as to why, but that is for another time.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to BenE Visit BenE's homepage! Find More Posts by BenE
 
Re: Gimmicks and Glamour ...
Old 01-31-2007, 03:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member GG#: 35255
Location: Fairfax
Posts: 24
Comments: 0

MDPierce is offline IP: 72.66.113.61
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I'm not big on borders; but I do like adding effects to improve the quality of an image. EVen adding grain to an image can make it look better than the original, IMO.




Like BenE, I prefer a fantasy/artistic look to images; who needs to see backdrops or the clutter in the background anyways.
__________________
ShutterAlley.Com
  View Public Profile Send a private message to MDPierce Visit MDPierce's homepage! Find More Posts by MDPierce
 
Re: Gimmicks and Glamour ...
Old 01-31-2007, 04:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35877
Location: sterling hts
Posts: 95
Comments: 0

toreli166 is offline IP: 68.61.245.200
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Quote:
Originally Posted by R_Fredrick_Smith View Post
Do gimmicks like fancy borders make for good Glamour or do they distract from the Glamour? With that in mind, I present links to two examples of what many may say, are just gimmicks. Hope to get a good discussion going here on the pros and cons of this question.


Cheers,
rfs
whean flim was was big before digital and photoshop borders and gimmicks werent around with out a dark room i feel that the new photographer are more graphic desingers photoshop is a digital darkroom i feel that it's injoyable to look at and it does add to the image in a good way
  View Public Profile Send a private message to toreli166 Visit toreli166's homepage! Find More Posts by toreli166
 
Re: Gimmicks and Glamour ...
Old 01-31-2007, 05:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
Free Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Member GG#: 37304
Location: Uehling
Posts: 318
Comments: 0
Send a message via Yahoo to trwphoto

trwphoto is offline IP: 12.108.210.247
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

# 1 Hot dang
# 2 o.k. but just.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to trwphoto Visit trwphoto's homepage! Find More Posts by trwphoto
 
Re: Gimmicks and Glamour ...
Old 01-31-2007, 08:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
Free Member

 
R_Fredrick_Smith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 35872
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Area
Posts: 3,660
Comments: 41

R_Fredrick_Smith is offline IP: 76.186.138.153
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Thanks for your notes. What do you think about this kind of effect?

Click for larger version
Re: Gimmicks and Glamour ... 


Is it too over powering and thus takes away from the model? But suppose it was for an ad, then would that change the answer?

cheers,
rfs
__________________

"The map is not the Territory"
  View Public Profile Send a private message to R_Fredrick_Smith Visit R_Fredrick_Smith's homepage! Find More Posts by R_Fredrick_Smith
 
Re: Gimmicks and Glamour ...
Old 01-31-2007, 09:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Member GG#: 35255
Location: Fairfax
Posts: 24
Comments: 0

MDPierce is offline IP: 72.66.113.61
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I can see that working for an ad very nicely.
__________________
ShutterAlley.Com
  View Public Profile Send a private message to MDPierce Visit MDPierce's homepage! Find More Posts by MDPierce
 
Re: Gimmicks and Glamour ...
Old 02-01-2007, 12:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
mcherry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Member GG#: 45854
Location: Stamford
Posts: 309
Comments: 0
Send a message via AIM to mcherry

mcherry is offline IP: 69.120.103.198
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

I can't stand the gimmicks. I certainly use my share of photoshop, but I hate any of those gimmicks. To me they either ruin a perfectly good photo or act as a mask to try and hide a bad one.

They also strike me as unprofessional. Unless I were a graphic designer I could not see having gimmicked or bordered shots in my book.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to mcherry Visit mcherry's homepage! Find More Posts by mcherry
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:05 PM.

© 1999-2017 Garage Glamour™




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93