Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment People 
Thread started 01 Oct 2009 (Thursday) 17:40
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

First shots from the new studio!

 
Point-n-shoot-n
Goldmember
1,642 posts
Likes: 226
Joined Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
     
Oct 01, 2009 17:40 |  #1

I finally got the room finished so I could set up the lights for good in the new studio! Nice to not have to tear down everything when I am done shooting. I had Chris, Ally and their 2yr old son over for some family style shots and an pretty happy with my first results. Here are a few from the session and as always I encourage C & C on any and all of my shots.....

#1

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3449/3973108922_63f2f91abf_b.jpg
#2
IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2579/3972339735_49fc648b4f_b.jpg
#3
IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3424/3973108642_ca845aa5af_b.jpg
#4 Tried a B/W conversion
IMAGE: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/3973108838_061b7000b6_b.jpg

Canon 5D mk iii, Canon 5d classic, Rebel XTI 400D 18-55 kit lens, Canon EF 85mm 1:1.8, Canon EF 17-40 F4L, Quantaray 70-300 1:4-5.6 LD, Canon 70-200 F2.8 iiL, Canon EF135 F2 L, Canon 200 F2 L, Tamron 28-75 1:2.8 , 2 alien bee 800's, 430 EXii, 580 EXii, rectangular and octo softboxes, assorted umbrellas, portable backdrops, radio triggers and still adding.............

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
snyderman
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
7,083 posts
Likes: 7
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Wadsworth, Ohio
     
Oct 01, 2009 19:54 |  #2

No C&C here other than they look good! What are you shooting with? Light & camera/lens combo, that is.

dave


Canon 5D2 > 35L-85L-135L

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Slaterza
Goldmember
2,007 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Nov 2007
Location: Beijing, China
     
Oct 01, 2009 20:02 |  #3

The b/w is the best it has the nicest contrast and the eyes really pop. The color one the eyes are all too dark and they lack the life of the b/w one. I might also turn down the background light just a touch it is spilling over into the faces. It only needs to be 2 stops brighter than the people right now it is looking closer to 3 causing it to spill onto the subjects making them loose some of the pop they need. The subjects all look relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera which is great and will make the job easier.


Sam Laterza flickr (external link) BLOG (external link)
Canon 50D, Canon 85 1.8, Canon 100-300, Sigma 105 Macro, Sigma 170-500, Canon 28-105, Canon 18-55 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
maximus96
Senior Member
Avatar
561 posts
Joined Dec 2008
Location: Castro Valley, CA
     
Oct 01, 2009 20:59 |  #4

i'm curious, how big is your room for the studio use? i have a spare normal size bedroom that i'm thinking of doing the same but not sure if big enough...

in the first pic the wall texture is kind of distracting and in a different color...other than that, nice shots


Canon 5D III | 17-40L | 24-70L | 70-200L II | 50L | 85L II
San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Photographer - Sammy Lo Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Point-n-shoot-n
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
1,642 posts
Likes: 226
Joined Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
     
Oct 01, 2009 22:17 |  #5

Thanks for the C&C..I appreciate it as always.
In answer to the questions in order.
Camera is a 5D shooting with a Tamron 28-75. Lighting is with alien bees 800's octo softbox on the key light and rectangle softbox on the fill. BG lights are a Ex430 and Ex580.
The studio room is rather small but extremely functional. About 12' X 10' with nothing in it but my lights and stands. I thought it might be too cramped but with the wide angle of the 28-75 on a full frame camera I seem to have plenty of room.
I am afraid that the flags I used on my BG lights may not have been large enough to stop the spread of the light onto the subjects. The room is painted Navajo white and I am also afraid that the walls may be reflecting some of the light onto the subjects too. The texture is from a knockdown wall covering......I didn't use any of my muslins but I know I will in the future. This is just the beginning of the learning curve in the new digs.
In response to the replies about the subjects eyes, I totally agree with your assessment. I did a layers PP on the eyes in the B/W conversion that I didn't do on the color ones and I was very happy with the result, as it was just a stab in the dark for me, as well as the conversion itself. I am still in the learning phase with color conversions and such. Maybe I will try to PP the eyes using the same technique on the color ones and see if they improve. Keep the ideas coming guys and girls...I really appreciate them!


Canon 5D mk iii, Canon 5d classic, Rebel XTI 400D 18-55 kit lens, Canon EF 85mm 1:1.8, Canon EF 17-40 F4L, Quantaray 70-300 1:4-5.6 LD, Canon 70-200 F2.8 iiL, Canon EF135 F2 L, Canon 200 F2 L, Tamron 28-75 1:2.8 , 2 alien bee 800's, 430 EXii, 580 EXii, rectangular and octo softboxes, assorted umbrellas, portable backdrops, radio triggers and still adding.............

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Point-n-shoot-n
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
1,642 posts
Likes: 226
Joined Jun 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
     
Oct 01, 2009 22:38 |  #6

Here is a quick edit on the eyes I tried. I think his left looks good but I am not sure about the right...something just isn't perfect. What do you think?

IMAGE: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3471/3973707876_cc30540e26_b.jpg

Canon 5D mk iii, Canon 5d classic, Rebel XTI 400D 18-55 kit lens, Canon EF 85mm 1:1.8, Canon EF 17-40 F4L, Quantaray 70-300 1:4-5.6 LD, Canon 70-200 F2.8 iiL, Canon EF135 F2 L, Canon 200 F2 L, Tamron 28-75 1:2.8 , 2 alien bee 800's, 430 EXii, 580 EXii, rectangular and octo softboxes, assorted umbrellas, portable backdrops, radio triggers and still adding.............

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,187 views & 0 likes for this thread
First shots from the new studio!
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment People 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is brotherbear86
877 guests, 379 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.