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Nov 10, 2009 15:43 |  #1

This is a shot from my current series about waiting. The theme is to capture people waiting in mundane, every day situations (I'm doing this for an art class). What do you think?

I used a sb800 pointed at the ceiling, and a 550ex with a gary fong dome pointed at the guy's face. The rest was post processed.

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Nov 10, 2009 15:45 |  #2

That's certainly some boring waiting goin' on there.

also: BOOMER! (anyone?)


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Nov 10, 2009 16:01 as a reply to  @ beeng's post |  #3

Nice lighting..he does look like he has been waiting a while;)


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Nov 10, 2009 19:07 |  #4

Looks pretty good to me. I can see it in an exhibit as postmodern candid portraiture.


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Nov 10, 2009 20:17 |  #5

Flo wrote in post #8991889 (external link)
Nice lighting..he does look like he has been waiting a while;)

Needs a heap of cigarette butts on the floor to convey that ;)
A janitor in the background mopping the floor and wet floor sign would complete the story.



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Nov 10, 2009 21:15 |  #6

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Needs a heap of cigarette butts on the floor to convey that ;)
A janitor in the background mopping the floor and wet floor sign would complete the story.

Not really.his look of boredom made me think he was tired of waiting.doesn't mean he is a chain smoker;)


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Nov 10, 2009 21:25 |  #7

Indeed.. maybe he "quit" smoking a while ago... and the boredom/stress of waiting for someone made him take it up again :P


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Nov 10, 2009 23:29 |  #8

I think it tells a story that can be interpreted a lot of different ways. So that can't be a bad thing right? I think you might have gotten even more varied responses than you already have without the title. Good picture.




  
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Nov 10, 2009 23:31 |  #9

I like it.

Great atmosphere.


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Nov 11, 2009 03:06 |  #10

Cool shot. I think you did what you set out for. You captured the environment nicely. I would of liked to of seen more lighting on the subjects face tho.

also: BOOMER! (anyone?)

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Nov 11, 2009 03:09 as a reply to  @ Grimlock's post |  #11

Like the shot a lot! Great job! :)


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Nov 11, 2009 05:11 |  #12

griptape wrote in post #8994196 (external link)
I think it tells a story that can be interpreted a lot of different ways. So that can't be a bad thing right? I think you might have gotten even more varied responses than you already have without the title. Good picture.

Wow thanks for the crits everyone! I am overwhelm and thankful for everyone's responses.

To be honest I only gave it a title for the sake of this thread. I'm currently working on titles and name for the series.

The series is about literally waiting.

I was talking to a grad student on campus and he noted how the emptyness in my subject's surroundings might work to emphasize the isolation one feels while waiting. I like where that idea is going and would prefer to keep my backgrounds clear of other people.

This is also just the start of my series which is to be completed in 3 weeks.


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Nov 11, 2009 05:13 |  #13

Grimlock wrote in post #8994758 (external link)
Cool shot. I think you did what you set out for. You captured the environment nicely. I would of liked to of seen more lighting on the subjects face tho.

L4D reference?

I had a 550ex with a gary fong dome pointed at the guy's face. I had the speedlight set at ... I believe 1/8 of the power and 6-8ft away. Would I have been more successful if i moved the flash closer to him? used a 40in silver umbrella?


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Nov 11, 2009 07:52 |  #14

I like the balance of the shot - slightly off topic though, I'm surprised to see someone smoking in a public building - sort of reminds me of old films.

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Nov 11, 2009 07:55 |  #15

The fact that it's dark, and the chairs are chained together, leads me to feel like he's arrived too late, or rather, had a long day at work, and after closing up, had to have a ciggy and a moment to reflect :)

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