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Halloween Horror Portraits (C&C Appreciated)

 
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Oct 31, 2013 22:23 |  #1

Just in time for Halloween, my blogging friend Sarah did a collaboration with a local makeup artist, Summer, and I had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with them afterwards. Here are a few shots from the set, you can see the rest here: http://www.bmudarrisph​oto.com …/29/2013/hallow​een-horror (external link)

Photos taken with a Canon 6D and 85L II in natural light. I purposely edited the photos in a manner to try to give them that dark/horror-type feel. As always, any questions, comments, critiques, suggestions, recommendations, etc. are welcome and greatly appreciated. Thanks for looking!

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Nov 01, 2013 06:59 |  #2

Great shots! Though I think you should've gone for more b&w if you wanted more of a horror feel to them. Makes it look a lot more ominous. Would love to see the rest of them in b&w, if you decide to convert them, especially #5 :)



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Nov 01, 2013 12:23 |  #3

Nicely done.


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Nov 01, 2013 16:21 as a reply to  @ awesomeshots's post |  #4

I like this set also. I agree with Mowglee that B&W might help. The face paint reminds me of Mexican dia de los muertos, pretty cool.




  
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Nov 01, 2013 19:11 |  #5

Mowglee wrote in post #16415594 (external link)
Great shots! Though I think you should've gone for more b&w if you wanted more of a horror feel to them. Makes it look a lot more ominous. Would love to see the rest of them in b&w, if you decide to convert them, especially #5 :)

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Nicely done.

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I like this set also. I agree with Mowglee that B&W might help. The face paint reminds me of Mexican dia de los muertos, pretty cool.

Thank you! I do agree that a few more b&w would have added to the feel, but I also wanted to show off the makeup as well, so it was a balance (one that wasn't too even).

Here are b&w conversions of #5 and #8. Let me know what you think!

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Nov 01, 2013 19:20 |  #6

Really cool!


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Nov 01, 2013 19:27 |  #7

Color or b/w, all are very well executed and well done.


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Nov 01, 2013 22:44 |  #8

Great shots! I just feel you pushed up the sharpness just a little too much. I don't know if that from compressing.


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Nov 02, 2013 12:38 |  #9

BrickR wrote in post #16417247 (external link)
Really cool!

Thorrulz wrote in post #16417261 (external link)
Color or b/w, all are very well executed and well done.

Madboy1827 wrote in post #16417610 (external link)
Great shots! I just feel you pushed up the sharpness just a little too much. I don't know if that from compressing.

Thanks all for the kind words! I agree that I may have gone a bit too much with the sharpness, but I also feel it plays into the theme in some sense. Still though, something I definitely want be aware of for the future. Thank you!




  
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Nov 02, 2013 18:29 |  #10

Nice work.....on the fence of which I like more...the B&W or color....leaning towards B&W....good stuff.


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Nov 02, 2013 21:37 |  #11

I like the color---just because the makeup is so colorful, it makes sense to me.

Awesome depth of field and nice color tones. My only nitpick is the shed in the background of #7 is a tiny bit distracting, but that's seriously just me being picky.


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Nov 03, 2013 06:46 |  #12

basselmudarris wrote in post #16417231 (external link)
Thank you! I do agree that a few more b&w would have added to the feel, but I also wanted to show off the makeup as well, so it was a balance (one that wasn't too even).

Here are b&w conversions of #5 and #8. Let me know what you think!

Yeah that's understandable. The make-up is really well done and colorful so I don't really blame you for not doing that many b&w's.

They're very neat, liking the poses in #5 a lot, feel like my fate's about to be decided lol



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Nov 03, 2013 21:42 |  #13

MissCJ wrote in post #16419712 (external link)
I like the color---just because the makeup is so colorful, it makes sense to me.

Awesome depth of field and nice color tones. My only nitpick is the shed in the background of #7 is a tiny bit distracting, but that's seriously just me being picky.

Thank you! :) I did what I could with the framing for #7. I move her to the left, and there would have been firewood directly behind her; to the right and you'd see a deck, so that was the best I could do.


What is everyone's thoughts on the grain in the photos, especially in the color ones? I originally added the grain to the b&w and liked the look it gave, so I added it to the color photos as well. Personally, I'm someone who generally does not like grain, but I felt that it fit in well in the photos.




  
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Nov 05, 2013 23:30 |  #14

Terrific series! Great makeup, composition and post processing. You gotta love that 85 mm! Great work!


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Nov 06, 2013 01:50 |  #15

Great compostition and feel to the photos. The chair photo looks like there is a half circle line to her right going through her arm and out her knee.


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