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Mar 27, 2014 07:06 |  #1

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter from Waterford MMA

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Subject - 2 Lights
Deep Octa Above
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Mar 27, 2014 07:12 |  #2

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Mar 27, 2014 11:27 |  #3

That first one is awesome! B&W works really well.


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Mar 27, 2014 12:51 as a reply to  @ rivas8409's post |  #4

Overall these are technically very good. I'd definitely be satisfied with this set. But I do want to point out some stylistic thingss from my point of view. Feel free to reject them at will!

The Rim Light is great, but I think that the octabox overhead is too soft. I'd suggest dropping to a barndoor or reflector with grid. Squelch the light and really exacerbate the gloves, expression, and form of the fighter through shadows on the body.

I think that the sign on the wall is a little too sharp. Personally, I'd have tried to do something about that in post.

1 has excellent framing
2 should be in a ring or something. The background doesn't do the action justice.
3 he looks like he's enjoying the modeling a bit too much :D I think if he were to tone down the facial expression a bit, and also maybe angle a bit toward the rim light, you'd have a much stronger shot.
4 I love this. I would not mess with that guy after seeing that shot. He looks crazy as balls.


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Mar 27, 2014 17:21 |  #5

Question: Is there a reason you process(sharpen aka lucis plugin) the images this way? It really destroys the skin and makes it look really bad.


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Mar 28, 2014 06:28 |  #6

Cheers lads, Thanks Clay, great feedback. I agree with your points, I am still learning and have a long way to go to perfect this type of photography. Still I am very happy with the results.

Regards too the sharpening dmitrim, I was trying to get gritty images, there is a difference compared to shooting fashion or beauty.


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Mar 01, 2018 18:33 as a reply to  @ David O Sullivan's post |  #7

HDR works on these!


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Mar 01, 2018 21:26 |  #8

The background is well exposed. Personally, I'd lower the background exposure about 1 stop to put more emphasis on the guys.


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Mar 01, 2018 21:38 |  #9

These photos are great, especially the first one! Great job, I would love to learn how to process this way.




  
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