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Jun 03, 2010 20:34 |  #1

My 3rd flash and radio triggers finally arrived last week so had my first shoot with Uja, a good friend of mine. Just finished working on the first pic so thought I'd share it with you guys. I know there are several things wrong with the pic (chopped right hand, harsh light etc)... but please let me know what ya'll think :)

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Jun 03, 2010 20:52 |  #2

I like it!


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Jun 03, 2010 20:53 |  #3

Along with the chopped off right hand, you also chopped off her rear and her legs at a very awkward place. I would have preferred to see her framed a little higher to include more of her in the photo. Especially those legs. Her legs could very much be an asset to the photo - include them! =]

Other than that, the left side of the photo looks more washed out than the right. That kind of distracts me, drawing my attention off her face and more to the light source, just off camera left. I would invest in some barn doors, or a gobo of some sort to direct the light to your model, while blocking the stray light from hitting the lens (which creates the wash out).

Don't get me wrong... I am loving what I am seeing. I'd love to see more. You've got the chops... can't wait to see what you do with it!


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Jun 03, 2010 21:03 |  #4

710 Studio wrote in post #10298868 (external link)
Along with the chopped off right hand, you also chopped off her rear and her legs at a very awkward place. I would have preferred to see her framed a little higher to include more of her in the photo. Especially those legs. Her legs could very much be an asset to the photo - include them! =]

Other than that, the left side of the photo looks more washed out than the right. That kind of distracts me, drawing my attention off her face and more to the light source, just off camera left. I would invest in some barn doors, or a gobo of some sort to direct the light to your model, while blocking the stray light from hitting the lens (which creates the wash out).

Don't get me wrong... I am loving what I am seeing. I'd love to see more. You've got the chops... can't wait to see what you do with it!

Thanks for the pointers, appreciate it. Sadly the crop is straight off the camera, so I lost the hand etc. This was actually a test shot for the lighting and is the best of the series :(

I actually added a bit of flare on the left cause I kinda liked the effect...if its too distracting, I'll probably get rid of it. But yes, I need to get me some stuff for blocking the stray light.

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Jun 03, 2010 21:06 |  #5

kevlarrr wrote in post #10298931 (external link)
Thanks for the pointers, appreciate it. Sadly the crop is straight off the camera, so I lost the hand etc. This was actually a test shot for the lighting and is the best of the series :(

I actually added a bit of flare on the left cause I kinda liked the effect...if its too distracting, I'll probably get rid of it. But yes, I need to get me some stuff for blocking the stray light.

Thanks

I recently invested in some light modification. By far, my favorite modifier is the barn door. SO much control! Oh... and take my pointers with a grain of salt. Art is in the eye of the beholder. As long as the artist and the client are both satisfied, it really doesn't matter much what a third party thinks! =]


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Jun 03, 2010 21:44 |  #6

for some reason this reminds me of swordfish lol nj



  
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Jun 05, 2010 15:59 |  #7

710 Studio wrote in post #10298948 (external link)
I recently invested in some light modification. By far, my favorite modifier is the barn door. SO much control! Oh... and take my pointers with a grain of salt. Art is in the eye of the beholder. As long as the artist and the client are both satisfied, it really doesn't matter much what a third party thinks! =]


Yes she loved it so that in turn made me happy, being my first shoot n all :)

Heres another one I just finished with...what do ya'll think???

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Jun 05, 2010 16:45 |  #8

^ works for me. I like this kinda stuff. Have you tried it with select saturation boosted also?...just curious


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Jun 05, 2010 16:50 |  #9

Slicer wrote in post #10308623 (external link)
^ works for me. I like this kinda stuff. Have you tried it with select saturation boosted also?...just curious

I did try but didnt workout well with this particular pic...


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Jun 05, 2010 22:02 |  #10

kevlarrr wrote in post #10308413 (external link)
Heres another one I just finished with...what do ya'll think???

Everything seems to blend into itself, it all looks the same, same contrast, etc. which doesn't make the subject stand out at all. She looks like a mannequin, lifeless. That's what I see.




  
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Jun 05, 2010 22:09 |  #11

HappySnapper90 wrote in post #10309864 (external link)
Everything seems to blend into itself, it all looks the same, same contrast, etc. which doesn't make the subject stand out at all. She looks like a mannequin, lifeless. That's what I see.

That bad huh....so what do you suggest to improve it...probably make the background darker?


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Jun 06, 2010 11:56 |  #12

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That bad huh....so what do you suggest to improve it...probably make the background darker?

In general I don't like non-traditional "look" processing. I prefer my photographs to look like photographs and not a painting or photoshop art.




  
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Jun 06, 2010 13:25 |  #13

I think that first shot is really nice. The light passing through the chair is an interesting idea...


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Jun 06, 2010 13:31 as a reply to  @ HappySnapper90's post |  #14

Regarding the second photo, I think it's great... Although I do have an art background. Develop your own style, that what will set you apart from the others.

Can't wait to see more of your work.




  
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Jun 06, 2010 13:58 |  #15

HappySnapper90 wrote in post #10312296 (external link)
In general I don't like non-traditional "look" processing. I prefer my photographs to look like photographs and not a painting or photoshop art.

I totally respect your views on such kind of effects but I on the other hand like this kind of look. I saw something similar to this here and had to try it out myself :)

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I think that first shot is really nice. The light passing through the chair is an interesting idea...

TroyRaymond wrote in post #10312752 (external link)
Regarding the second photo, I think it's great... Although I do have an art background. Develop your own style, that what will set you apart from the others.

Can't wait to see more of your work.


Thanks for the positive comments!! Appritiate it :D


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