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Dec 05, 2011 11:33 |  #1

Hi all,

When I met Kayla I immediately thought of Jessica from True Blood. When she suggested a cemetery shoot, I jumped at the opportunity. I wanted to keep it as respectful as possible as I felt uneasy about shooting in such a public and sacred place.

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Dec 05, 2011 11:47 |  #2

technically speaking, these photo's are great. the cemetery aspect of it.. i'm not so sure.




  
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Dec 05, 2011 11:49 |  #3

Just me (because it runs in my family so I am very aware of it) but.... I would use a clone tool to remove the bags under her eyes. 3 second job and it would do wonders for your subject

Overall her expression looks almost the same in every picture. 4 works the best for me and 5 the least.

Pretty subject and I like how you used the location. Thanks for sharing.

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Dec 05, 2011 11:56 |  #4

jwp721 wrote in post #13498188 (external link)
Just me (because it runs in my family so I am very aware of it) but.... I would use a clone tool to remove the bags under her eyes. 3 second job and it would do wonders for your subject

Overall her expression looks almost the same in every picture. 4 works the best for me and 5 the least.

Pretty subject and I like how you used the location. Thanks for sharing.

John

Thanks John. I had thought about the bags, but decided against it as it gave some depth...and she didn't complain about them. The similar facial expression was definitely an issue, one that I tried to get around but in the end couldn't. Before the shoot I had shown her a pic of "Jessica" and she unconsciously (or consciously!) tried to emulate the pic the whole time. :P


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Dec 05, 2011 12:07 |  #5

I know I said I would remove the bags but that is actually not the truth. I would reduce them. My family would look odd without the bags under their eyes... but they rarely notice when I reduce them. In the end they always seem to like those pictures for some reason or another. ;-)a




  
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Dec 05, 2011 12:08 |  #6

jwp721 wrote in post #13498274 (external link)
I know I said I would remove the bags but that is actually not the truth. I would reduce them. My family would look odd without the bags under their eyes... but they rarely notice when I reduce them. In the end they always seem to like those pictures for some reason or another. ;-)a

I think I'll try a couple and see what she thinks. Thanks!


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Dec 05, 2011 20:28 |  #7

nice... i agree with the dude who said her expression is the same in all the pics.... did u use the 70-200 for these?


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Dec 06, 2011 10:57 |  #8

1,2 and 3 are gorgeous. Tack sharp!

I do agree with others, maybe cloning out the bags under her eyes would help enhance the image.
Overall, I loved the series. Great work!


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Dec 06, 2011 18:25 |  #9

Nice.. I like them.


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Dec 07, 2011 16:00 |  #10

Very nicely done, you didn't show the names on the stones, and the images turned out great. Well done and respectful, all at the same time.


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Dec 07, 2011 16:38 |  #11

Really can't see the Jessica resemblence, but I love the shots.
Cemetery works great for me.




  
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Dec 07, 2011 17:00 |  #12

Cemeteries are a great place to shoot. I like these, but have to agree with the expression comment. I would definitely have her close her mouth, much more flattering.




  
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