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Aug 23, 2012 21:14 |  #9001

Spectacular shots as always, Lisa!


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Aug 23, 2012 23:45 |  #9002

Great shots Lisa! I love the merry go round, there is only one near by that I am aware of and its right on the side of a hill. Ive wanted to use it in the past but my wife talked me out of it for safety reasons. :D

How fast were you going? Im guessing not to fast if you and her are standing :D


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Aug 24, 2012 06:23 |  #9003

Great set Lisa. :-)


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Aug 24, 2012 10:23 as a reply to  @ mtimber's post |  #9004

jerefish wrote in post #14897166 (external link)
The skin tone in the last shot is good (on an iphone so may be wrong here) but the other two look dark. Warm up the white balance and add some brightness I think.

Thank you :)


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Aug 24, 2012 11:19 |  #9005

Thank you guys! I'm really loving doing seniors - wish I could specialize. :)

Mike, I used a big assortment of lenses on these pics - 70-200L, 85L, 16-35L, 50mm, etc. No Brenzier method...just single shots. :)

Gerry, my daughter was pushing us and we were going pretty fast. It was quite comical trying to get those shots, actually. lol


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Aug 24, 2012 13:46 |  #9006

@ LisaH,

that last set shows why many of us look up to you for new posts..

your skin tones are just fantastic..

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When you set out for a new client what are your objectives? Or anybody’s objectives.
What I mean by objectives are:
- Listen to the parent of the senior and see what they need as priority (priority can be defined as the number one outfit the senior is wearing, to the sports/hobby shot they want)
- Next Listen to the senior him or herself as what their priority is/are.

as for me, I try to make 7 keepers now for my set goals. I do this so I don’t have to edit as much.
3 up close shots (half body shots, tight crops mainly for wallets) easy to do, pick a non clutter background and shoot in tight.
2-3 vertical full body shots
1-2 scenery shots (sunsets or fields, targeted to sell large or huge prints, make the subject small, put them in one of the corners of the frame, and making the over scene so pretty you have to buy the larger print)
With this portfolio guild lines, I think most clients will be happy. Anymore shots will confuse the client, makes you shoot more and make you edit more.

@ everybody else what are your preconceived targets?

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Aug 24, 2012 13:49 |  #9007

Pham, is that all you show/allow your clients to buy? I always choose my 5 favorites and completely edit them for myself and because theyll probably choose a few of those ones anyway. Then I give the client a proof book and let them choose more if theyd like.

The first five pages of the proof book are full page (or as large as possible for the aspect ratio) images and ordering details and prices on the oppisite page. Then the rest are just unedited (I do correct exposure, WB etc) images, 4 to a page and matching ordering information on the oppisite page.


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Aug 24, 2012 20:46 |  #9008

Being a senior rep for a photography company is hard work. It takes a lot of warm up :) I'm not sure if C&C would work since this was her poise but feel free!!!

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Aug 26, 2012 09:03 |  #9009

phamster wrote in post #14901699 (external link)
@ LisaH,

that last set shows why many of us look up to you for new posts..

your skin tones are just fantastic..

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When you set out for a new client what are your objectives? Or anybody’s objectives.
What I mean by objectives are:
- Listen to the parent of the senior and see what they need as priority (priority can be defined as the number one outfit the senior is wearing, to the sports/hobby shot they want)
- Next Listen to the senior him or herself as what their priority is/are.

as for me, I try to make 7 keepers now for my set goals. I do this so I don’t have to edit as much.
3 up close shots (half body shots, tight crops mainly for wallets) easy to do, pick a non clutter background and shoot in tight.
2-3 vertical full body shots
1-2 scenery shots (sunsets or fields, targeted to sell large or huge prints, make the subject small, put them in one of the corners of the frame, and making the over scene so pretty you have to buy the larger print)
With this portfolio guild lines, I think most clients will be happy. Anymore shots will confuse the client, makes you shoot more and make you edit more.

@ everybody else what are your preconceived targets?

pham



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Same here. using the 85 and 135 more and more shallow depth shots. I feel like all i do this year is sit behind the computer....25 weddings and 50 seniors has me busy so its better posing, better lighting and longer set up times to get it right in the camera while we are in the field resulting in less time behind the computer when we get home....especially weddings


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Aug 26, 2012 09:04 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #9010

Lisa

I would love to be a fly on the wall at one of your sessions... stunning lighting and post processing.....you, Tony, Pham and Tiff are my Fav's...love your guys work.


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Aug 26, 2012 09:17 |  #9011

umphotography wrote in post #14908152 (external link)
you, Tony, Pham and Tiff are my Fav's...love your guys work.

Duh. Those are everyone's favorites. ;)


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Aug 26, 2012 09:46 |  #9012

Thank you so much Pham and Mike! Pham, did you change your contract to reflect that you will be showing fewer images? I would LOVE to do something like that - I am a horrible over-shooter and really feel like one of my worst jobs is trying to cull and decide what to edit and show. I promise 20 images but almost always show more.

To keep this thread colorful, here is Becca, my shy-ish band girl. She describes herself as an 'awkward turtle.' I think she's gorgeous and she was a lot of fun to work with! She looks a bit like Katie Holmes, no?

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Aug 26, 2012 09:49 |  #9013

[QUOTE=LisaJH;14908291​]Thank you so much Pham and Mike! Pham, did you change your contract to reflect that you will be showing fewer images? I would LOVE to do something like that - I am a horrible over-shooter and really feel like one of my worst jobs is trying to cull and decide what to edit and show. I promise 20 images but almost always show more.

To keep this thread colorful, here is Becca, my shy-ish band girl. She describes herself as an 'awkward turtle.' I think she's gorgeous and she was a lot of fun to work with! She looks a bit like Katie Holmes, no?

^^^^ Nice, I think she looks more like the girl from the first 2 or 3 Spiderman movies.




  
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Aug 26, 2012 09:55 |  #9014

LoL I dont see any star resemblances but I do see a beautiful young woman. Then again, I think Lisa could even make me look great! :D


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Aug 26, 2012 10:44 |  #9015

JakAHearts wrote in post #14908331 (external link)
Then again, I think Lisa could even make me look great! :D

Maybe she is a Miracle worker bw!:p:p


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