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The pinup dot - is it overdone

 
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Sep 27, 2010 14:05 |  #1

Ok, I realize where it came from and all the people who copy it. I'm talking about the big circle behind a girl shot usually on a white background on pinup type shots. Does it really add anything? How do you fell about it? Would or have you done it? Let's just get it all out in the open and discuss it.


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Sep 28, 2010 07:33 |  #2

Yes, totally

Use a fresnel spot sure, but that added in after the event dot.... grrr


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Sep 28, 2010 08:58 as a reply to  @ Gel's post |  #3

can't contribute but please post an example of what you talking about. thanks


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Sep 28, 2010 14:02 as a reply to  @ freshcargo's post |  #4

What does your client think?

The technique may be the most overused, cliche, dated, tacky look around, but if the client likes it, just sell it to them.

I'll frequently throw a different "look" onto a slideshow image, just to get the client thinking out of the box. More often than not that image will be on the print order sheet.




  
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Sep 28, 2010 17:10 |  #5

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can't contribute but please post an example of what you talking about. thanks

Bloody awful:

http://www.tonyharrell​photography.com …dels/img_8497_d​ot_web.jpg (external link)


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Sep 29, 2010 22:15 |  #6

Its a style that was used for pin-up in the era, and photographers are just trying to re-create that style using photography. I personally don't like it and think its over used, but it is representative of the era and pin-up artist.


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Sep 30, 2010 08:28 |  #7

I haven't done it. I have many images that would work with the style. I was debating about putting it in my portfolio.


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Sep 30, 2010 08:42 as a reply to  @ TooManyHobbies's post |  #8

Just don't put a feathered photoshop blob there. it looks like an accidental brush click on a layer behind her.

just my $0.02 (or €0.0147)


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Sep 30, 2010 08:53 |  #9

John the Geek wrote in post #11007134 (external link)
Just don't put a feathered photoshop blob there. it looks like an accidental brush click on a layer behind her.

just my $0.02 (or €0.0147)

Well that's what they all are. Either that or a hard circle with a feathered white inside.


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Oct 02, 2010 18:13 |  #10

Just say no and thank Nancy for the advice.


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Oct 04, 2010 01:56 |  #11

ok thanks, yip bloody awful.


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Oct 04, 2010 09:54 |  #12

what's "overdone" to us phtoographers who look at many images everyday may still be very fresh to your models, clients, etc. (except caution tape, that's overdone period :)]

I like the dot and the look of that era.


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Oct 05, 2010 06:18 |  #13

jro wrote in post #11030907 (external link)
what's "overdone" to us phtoographers who look at many images everyday may still be very fresh to your models, clients, etc. (except caution tape, that's overdone period :)]

I like the dot and the look of that era.

Besides caution tape (red danger tape ok), I refuse to shoot "model on railroad track" unless it would be editorial and have meaning. I REALLY can't stand those.


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Oct 05, 2010 06:19 |  #14

jro wrote in post #11030907 (external link)
what's "overdone" to us phtoographers who look at many images everyday may still be very fresh to your models, clients, etc. (except caution tape, that's overdone period :)]

I like the dot and the look of that era.

Besides caution tape (red danger tape ok), I refuse to shoot "model on railroad track" unless it would be editorial and have meaning. I REALLY can't stand those.


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Mar 20, 2011 12:34 |  #15

There was a tutorial here in G&N on how to do this or a way one person did it. Can someone point me to it?


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