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Apr 22, 2014 14:11 |  #9556

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Soooo as you know I was nervous as hell using flash outdoors since it's foreign to me. I haven't finished PP'ing the entire set for this gal Diana. I didn't use the flash until photo #9, so photos 1-8 are just natural lighting and tried to help the exposure during PP. Comments?

https://www.flickr.com …6/sets/72157644​125510001/ (external link)

I've already heard this from a few other photographers and friends - hide her blemish on her lip, hide the zit on her forehead, make sure she doesn't have a prominent mustache shadow (her lips by the way naturally cause a shadow for her making it looks like she has one but she doesn't in person), and a few other things. Some suggested I shouldn't have done an environmental portrait per se but it was her request cause she said she all she ever got in her photos are headshot and she's sick on that style. I have a few I think? I've heard others tell me to crop the heavy landscape photos..

Really nice job Lisa, she should be thrilled.


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Apr 22, 2014 14:12 |  #9557

nice. i'm looking forward of old leica lens to be used for manual focusing.

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Apr 22, 2014 14:23 |  #9558

Some amazing work in that link.
I really quite like the m4/3 cameras. Here's how I've come to use them, I regualy second shoot weddings for a friend and he has the x100 we use it to shoot repotage type stuff and it's really good, you can get in close and people are not intimidated about having a big old lenc in their face. The quality is amazing and looks great printed.
Like I said I shot some street to have play and see if I want to buy one, I loved it. The focus isn't as quick obviously but it's not really an issue. What I really like is some of the presets so I was just shooting JPEG and no processing. Unfortunately all my results are on my mates machine so I can't post any :(
It's safe to say I'm seriously looking into buying something, I do love the fixed lens on x100 but I need to try others out. I think lots of pros are using them as they are so much fun, Zack Aris raves about them :)


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Apr 22, 2014 15:30 |  #9559

Y2K wrote in post #16851020 (external link)
I guess I am a bad critic because I like them! I think you did a really good job and you already have some good feedback on minor tweaks. For me personally, a few poses look a bit unnatural - like number 9, 11, 12 - not sure about her hands position, but maybe that's what she wanted and it is perfect. Also, I think pose on #28 makes her look a little bit bigger than she really is (she is perfectly normal and very pretty) just because she is kinda bundled up in that pose. Again, just my opinion, she may be perfectly fine with it.

Edit: Oh I remember being taught not to cut at the joints.. so maybe #27 I would crop a bit higher at the bottom?

But what do I know, I don't do this for a living so I am not sure I qualify to give an advise :-)

I think she will be really happy with them.

I really do appreciate the advice. I was freaking out inside my head about half the poses to be honest. I asked her to do what was natural to her and not pose so much err force herself? I'll have to play with 27 again, I had a hard time with that one...possibly because I was lower than her on the stair steps we were on. I think 28 is a fine example of what not to do for me next time. I am hoping she likes it though!

NewCreation wrote in post #16851047 (external link)
I think you did a nice job, Lisa. All that matters is giving the client what they want.

Thank you Brenda. It means a lot coming from you since you do these portraits all the time. In the end, you're right, it's what the client wants.

pauly916 wrote in post #16851140 (external link)
Lisa I've had a look and I really like them, yes there are a few bits here and there that you could have done differently ( I always think that after one of my shoots :) ) I love that you have some close ups and some with lots of space and included the environment.
All the technical crap aside the most important thing I think with a shoot like this is to capture the personality of the client and you have nailed it, so for me it's an awesome set. You should be proud :)

Woot woot! I'm still looking over my work as I go along and still think I could have done better as well. I want to keep getting better.. it's just really fun to capture someone's personality. I'm great at candids, but this kind of seriousness is hard to nail down for me!

vinmunoz wrote in post #16851401 (external link)
i liked them all too.

Thanks Vinz, learned a ton from you! I really think you helped everyone one way or another in this thread.

Str0ntium wrote in post #16851419 (external link)
Great stuff Vix. Really like 17 and 29.

Thank you Str0! 10 actually happens to be my favorite.

CJCMarquez wrote in post #16851462 (external link)
Another that likes the set. Great complimenting colors.

Thanks CJ! Now if only I can nail down the food porn like you can too.

mark f1 wrote in post #16851593 (external link)
A few from Bluffton, SC.

Old Man Heron

Alligator

I think the Alligator is going to get the Heron. :(

Y2K wrote in post #16852632 (external link)
^^ That is one beautifully preserved Voigtlander Vito B!!... err... I mean gorgeous model and beautifully executed capture!

+1!!!!!!!

vinmunoz wrote in post #16852783 (external link)
the ultimate bird test.

POTN approves of your bird test! Especially the ducklings. :o

swhiggins wrote in post #16853190 (external link)
Really nice job Lisa, she should be thrilled.

Thank you Steve! I hope she's thrilled...well I'm hoping so is her mother. I've met her mom a few times but I always find it hard to impress someone else's parents..especially the Asian kind.. <<

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When you guys make prints for the clients and they pay to make let's say 16 little wallets and a few 5x7, do you leave your watermark on there and charge to remove the watermark? I was reading across this article that mentioned that you'd have to charge clients like $1,500 or more to remove your watermark off digital or printed photos. I've done prints before but I've always removed my watermark, is it more of a personal preference? I mean I already know as it is to never give up the high res / RAW. <<


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Apr 22, 2014 15:42 |  #9560

I would not keep a watermark on a printed photo.


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Apr 22, 2014 15:54 |  #9561

+1 never leave a watermark on a print. I don't know anyone that would do that plus the customer wouldn't be to impressed.


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Apr 22, 2014 15:59 |  #9562

Yea, any prints I have ever gotten from a studio never had watermark on them. I think for proofs it would be fine, but I would not want to have a watermark on the prints I am paying for.


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Apr 22, 2014 16:33 as a reply to  @ Y2K's post |  #9563

Back in the day, prints came with a gold embossed watermark in the lower right corner. That's been abandoned now though.


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Apr 22, 2014 17:34 |  #9564

Does anyone at least mark the back of the photos they sell with a copyright notice to try to discourage the buyer from having them commercially scanned and reprinted? Or does that seem to be a non-issue anymore.


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Apr 22, 2014 17:39 |  #9565

Most labs will print on the back for you. I do that for all mine as a default.


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Apr 22, 2014 17:40 |  #9566

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Apr 22, 2014 18:15 |  #9568

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I really do appreciate the advice. I was freaking out inside my head about half the poses to be honest. I asked her to do what was natural to her and not pose so much err force herself? I'll have to play with 27 again, I had a hard time with that one...possibly because I was lower than her on the stair steps we were on. I think 28 is a fine example of what not to do for me next time. I am hoping she likes it though!

Lisa, so happy you didn't take my non-professional suggestions the wrong way! I honestly think the pictures are fantastic and after I posted, I actually thought maybe I shouldn't have opened my mouth with my minor observations. Glad it didn't come across in a negative way, with Internet being so non-personal it is always tricky to make sure things are not taken the wrong way. I know my results would be much worse! I am sure she will love them.


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Apr 22, 2014 19:23 |  #9569

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Gorgeous shots Mark!

Thx Y2K.


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Apr 22, 2014 21:03 |  #9570

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