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Jun 17, 2013 22:48 as a reply to  @ post 16033678 |  #571

This thread is very inspiring not only for Senior portraits but photographing people in general. Special thanks to Jay for posting his studio. The marketing ideas here are priceless.

Recently having lost my 'normal' income and while trying to get my part time business of 28 yrs to full time (not photography), I have been converting my old back yard office into a studio. Slow process with now limited income. It is 14'x 24' and I can add another 12' onto the end. I thought this would be way to small but was going to try to make it work.

5 weeks ago I started to take photographing people seriously, I mean other than family and friends. I did a couple model workshops where the models ranging from age 16-20 showed enough appreciation for my images to be excited to work together again. After browsing local and surrounding area finished products, and irritated with the cheap auto enhancing post processing software they use, I figured I'd give it a shot.

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Jun 18, 2013 00:52 |  #572

Nice set of images!!!


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Jun 18, 2013 09:22 |  #573

TroyRaymond wrote in post #16040871 (external link)
This thread is very inspiring not only for Senior portraits but photographing people in general. Special thanks to Jay for posting his studio. The marketing ideas here are priceless.

Recently having lost my 'normal' income and while trying to get my part time business of 28 yrs to full time (not photography), I have been converting my old back yard office into a studio. Slow process with now limited income. It is 14'x 24' and I can add another 12' onto the end. I thought this would be way to small but was going to try to make it work.

5 weeks ago I started to take photographing people seriously, I mean other than family and friends. I did a couple model workshops where the models ranging from age 16-20 showed enough appreciation for my images to be excited to work together again. After browsing local and surrounding area finished products, and irritated with the cheap auto enhancing post processing software they use, I figured I'd give it a shot.

A few of my samples.

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Good job.. really Like #2


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Jun 18, 2013 10:29 as a reply to  @ umphotography's post |  #574

Thank You! First positive feedback I've had on people, a few years ago I posted some 'not so great' images. Spent a long time learning here...




  
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Jun 21, 2013 08:01 |  #575

TroyRaymond wrote in post #16040871 (external link)
This thread is very inspiring not only for Senior portraits but photographing people in general. Special thanks to Jay for posting his studio. The marketing ideas here are priceless.

Recently having lost my 'normal' income and while trying to get my part time business of 28 yrs to full time (not photography), I have been converting my old back yard office into a studio. Slow process with now limited income. It is 14'x 24' and I can add another 12' onto the end. I thought this would be way to small but was going to try to make it work.

5 weeks ago I started to take photographing people seriously, I mean other than family and friends. I did a couple model workshops where the models ranging from age 16-20 showed enough appreciation for my images to be excited to work together again. After browsing local and surrounding area finished products, and irritated with the cheap auto enhancing post processing software they use, I figured I'd give it a shot.

A few of my samples.

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Renewed enthusiasm for finishing the studio!


Good start!

IMHO you should dial back the eye processing.

Also I think the chin should be lowered in all the photos shown. Dropping the chin and not using on camera flash would help the lighting to not be quite so up the nose.


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Jun 23, 2013 21:28 as a reply to  @ wamerritt's post |  #576

Thank You Wes! So far its the models doing the work, I'm in the process of learning to direct. I can get consistent results, but there is still so much to learn. (chin down) ;)




  
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Jun 25, 2013 13:26 |  #577

My first 2014 senior. I think she looks a lot like Elizabeth Banks from 40 year old Virgin.


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Jun 25, 2013 20:36 |  #578

rj, that looks real nice. (now please fix those stray hairs :))


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Jun 25, 2013 21:32 |  #579

A senior from the other day

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Jun 25, 2013 22:31 |  #580

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rj, that looks real nice. (now please fix those stray hairs :))

I did on the full sized one. I was so amazed at how much she looked like Elizabeth that I wasn't thinking straight.




  
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Jun 25, 2013 23:40 |  #581

Is there a quick method for fixing that many stray hairs?


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Jun 26, 2013 07:16 |  #582

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Is there a quick method for fixing that many stray hairs?

I never fix them all. I do the ones that are going in the opposite direction and the ones that are sticking out really, really bad. Some stray hairs fits this girl really well if you knew her.




  
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Jun 26, 2013 07:22 |  #583

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I never fix them all. I do the ones that are going in the opposite direction and the ones that are sticking out really, really bad. Some stray hairs fits this girl really well if you knew her.

^^^^^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^

I think photographers are the only people that get excited about strays

Ive asked clients the past 5 yrs if they wanted them fixed when i process..at least 80% tell me it does not bother them.. unless it really takes away i generally leave em alone.


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^^^^^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^

I think photographers are the only people that get excited about strays

Ive asked clients the past 5 yrs if they wanted them fixed when i process..at least 80% tell me it does not bother them.. unless it really takes away i generally leave em alone.


My sentiments exactly. Here is sooc and I think you'll see she was elated with what I did.


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Jun 26, 2013 15:40 |  #585

^ That's a pretty good before and after. Amazing that her eyes are that vibrant SOOC.


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