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May 20, 2014 14:08 |  #1936

Meteor shower this weekend, folks: http://www.usatoday.co​m …teor-shower-nasa/9273387/ (external link)


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May 20, 2014 15:34 as a reply to  @ Nathan's post |  #1937

So I wasn't sure on the crop on #2. When I get home I'll change it back. I cut her hair off because I figured it made the eyes stand out more.

So any suggestions as to how to direct the model to pose? At one point she had her arms crossed and a bunch of those pics are garbage because of her pose... Anything I can say to garner better poses? Tips/hints?

I am scheduling another shoot with her. A because I'm just not happy, and B it'll be good practice.

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May 20, 2014 15:42 |  #1938

I've got no clue. I've seen Brendan in action and a little bit of how Andrew talks to his model. I wonder how much of it is just having a knack for it.


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May 20, 2014 16:09 |  #1939

Yeah the whole directing thing thing if it's not already working out than it only comes with time and experience




  
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May 20, 2014 17:23 |  #1940

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So I wasn't sure on the crop on #2. When I get home I'll change it back. I cut her hair off because I figured it made the eyes stand out more.

So any suggestions as to how to direct the model to pose? At one point she had her arms crossed and a bunch of those pics are garbage because of her pose... Anything I can say to garner better poses? Tips/hints?

I am scheduling another shoot with her. A because I'm just not happy, and B it'll be good practice.

Thanks a ton for all the feedback guys.

It can certainly be overwhelming starting out because you're doing all you can to juggle the lighting, exposure, angles, composition, etc. Everyone has a different method and it just takes some practice and figuring out what works best with your flow. Some people need an exact pose and won't start shooting until every last hair is in place, while others don't do much directing at all. A TON has to do with the model, regardless of how you direct. Some have a sort of natural grace and can handle talking while posing and others get distracted very easily or are spastic and can't stop moving around. Some are experienced and very comfortable in front of the camera and some are nervous and look like a deer in headlights. Essentially, each shoot will be different and dynamic and there's really no cookie cutter template to use, unless you only shoot with professionals and everyone knows what to expect.

Personally, I get most of my best stuff in transition or a pose that isn't held in one spot for too long. I kind of have people move around and bit and then have them slow it down just slightly once I start to see what I'm looking for. I've also found that if I see a perfect pose, it's almost impossible to have the model replicate it and often times it looks too rehearsed and unnatural if they try. Just practice and take a ton of shots to figure out what works and what doesn't. I think for the first couple of shoots, I was averaging maybe 1000-1500 over a couple hours or so, but can now get exactly what I want within 100 shots in maybe 30 minutes.


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May 20, 2014 21:21 as a reply to  @ adamsheehy's post |  #1941

i've uploaded the "keepers". overall i'd grade myself a C+. but if you guys are interested...take a peek. lemme know what you think overall.

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May 21, 2014 11:08 |  #1942

I like IMG_0126.jpg


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May 21, 2014 11:28 |  #1943

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Good job.

Can I ask y'all what you have for cable/internet packages? I'm currently at $179/month with Comcast and it's really putting a dent in my wallet.

I dumped all Cable a few years back. Kept a fairly fast internet packaged with a home phone (Cox Cable here). went from nearly 200.00 a month to $75.00 a month. If I went with slower internet it'd be even less.

We use netflix, Amazon and other streaming via a Roku box. We pay I think $8.00 a month for netflix so factor that in we are still under $100.00


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May 21, 2014 11:43 |  #1944

sansational wrote in post #16915776 (external link)
Good job.

Can I ask y'all what you have for cable/internet packages? I'm currently at $179/month with Comcast and it's really putting a dent in my wallet.

I get Performance Internet from Comcast, currently @ $39.99/mo. Don't really need cable, but I did see Verizon FIOS running a promo for Internet + basic TV + HBO for ~ $60/mo.


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May 21, 2014 12:07 |  #1945

we have verizon (fios) for internet, phone and tv (most channels, not HBO). Yes, we still have a landline, for wife's work, and it is a hell of a lot cheaper to call home with the landline than it is with the mobile phone...

sets us back about $130/mo, but the internet speed is great.

I did buy one of those apple Airport Extreme Time Capsules, 3Tb. Hooked up the wifi router to the airport, and use the airport for the wifi signal since it is astoundingly better (has a much stronger signal). then i hooked up the other external drives to it, so now i have wireless external drives i can save photos to from the laptop. Works great.


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May 21, 2014 13:11 |  #1946

And this is my son on Monday. JD and MBA from Yale. I hope that nobody who knows me will ask why I have all white hair! :-)


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May 21, 2014 16:45 as a reply to  @ Lbsimon's post |  #1947

Would love to cut cable...but Comcast is the only game that can get me something other than slow DSL and unfortunately we watch a bunch of TV, so it's a triple play for $156. I had blast internet for a while and decided to stop paying the extra $10 and dropped to performance, yet my speeds didn't change, yippie!

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May 21, 2014 17:05 |  #1948

Lbsimon wrote in post #16920270 (external link)
And this is my son on Monday. JD and MBA from Yale. I hope that nobody who knows me will ask why I have all white hair! :-)

Congrats to him!


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May 21, 2014 19:06 |  #1949

Cutting cable was one of the best things we did, I'd recommend it even if you're just trying it for a month or two

Not to mention if/when you go back you can leverage the company for better deals




  
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May 22, 2014 00:18 |  #1950

congrats to your son!

Got to mock up some lighting stuff for a shoot on Friday. Had extra time to play with the Beauty Dish I borrowed from Adam. Had the GF step in for some photos

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