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May 31, 2012 14:32 |  #1

Hey guys and gals...

The below pics are the last of a three part series. I added a new and awesome stylist to my team who previously worked for Terry Richardson and this is the result of our test shoot. Sometimes I like to post the images here to see what people think before I post them elsewhere...

a few things:
1) I know the image is dark. This is done on purpose. I mean c'mon, shes wearing horns!
2) I am a fashion photographer, but never retouched beauty shots on my own. I figured I would start.
3) Im not sure why the beauty pic is coming up slightly blurred. I believe it was compressed at tinypic where its temporarily hosted :/

I am looking for general thoughts . Do you like it? too dark? etc... MANY THANKS!!!!!

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May 31, 2012 17:18 |  #2

They're all just too dark (at least for my liking). The blacks are really overshadowing the clothing and the model. The first one you can barely see the models face and the accessories. Same goes for the clothing in both 1 and 2.


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May 31, 2012 18:58 |  #3

It's good.

I think you can process it dark AND find a way to make the details pop out.

When I work with a team. I always see to it that makeup/hair/wardrobe can see their work in the image. After all, the pictures are for everybody.


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May 31, 2012 19:21 |  #4

I don't know squat, but here're my thoughts:
I think #2 is just great. The right amount of attitude and the right amount of light.
The lighting in #1 is fine for me, but I get a vibe of shame (due to the turned-away face), which doesn't really work for me. So technically spot-on if that was the goal, but emotionally doesn't match for me.
Thanks for sharing; your work is inspiring.


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May 31, 2012 22:14 |  #5

kinda dark, but like the hair styling going on.


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Jun 01, 2012 02:33 |  #6

@philF
dude, you're totally right. I have been thinking that the whole time. My issue with that is that (as im sure you have noticed), I generally shoot with a single cross light....Like an octo-bank type mod or even a beauty dish. This works out like 60% of the time becuase I prefer shooting blondes as their hair catches all the light and reflects.. I dont like using kicker lights or hair lights because it always seems so staged to me (unless im shooting outdoors and can use the sun). That said, with a dark background and black hair with a single cross light... most likely a pissed off hair stylist...


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Jun 01, 2012 02:34 |  #7

By the way guys, PhilF is a great photographer. You should follow his stuff on facebook. I do.


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Jun 01, 2012 05:06 |  #8

AlanMura wrote in post #14514956 (external link)
@philF
dude, you're totally right. I have been thinking that the whole time. My issue with that is that (as im sure you have noticed), I generally shoot with a single cross light....Like an octo-bank type mod or even a beauty dish. This works out like 60% of the time becuase I prefer shooting blondes as their hair catches all the light and reflects.. I dont like using kicker lights or hair lights because it always seems so staged to me (unless im shooting outdoors and can use the sun). That said, with a dark background and black hair with a single cross light... most likely a pissed off hair stylist...

I usually do couple of versions when I shoot.... One artistically done for me.. as a photographer...then I have a few lights on standby.... utilize it artistically to show hair style or even details on the wardrobe. In the end, everybodys happy. I always believe your work is an AD of your skill and professionalism..make everybody happy and they will give you good returns. :)


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Jun 01, 2012 05:11 |  #9

AlanMura wrote in post #14514957 (external link)
By the way guys, PhilF is a great photographer. You should follow his stuff on facebook. I do.

LOL Alan....you are too kind.


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Jun 01, 2012 07:31 |  #10

I like #2 and #3.


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Jun 01, 2012 12:00 |  #11

I like the them except as pf says they r 2 dark. You could probavly lifhten them.


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