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Jun 14, 2010 16:00 |  #1

Photos from a shoot this past weekend, Shot in all natural light. Use of some reflectors.

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Jun 14, 2010 16:19 |  #2

The shadows are pretty harsh and it looks like you had to add quite a bit of fill in post. Some fill light or not shooting with the sun behind the model would have have made these better, IMO.

The model is pretty and looks like she had fun when shooting these, it would be great if you could get another session with her.


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Jun 14, 2010 16:58 |  #3

What's with the overdone color/processing? I notice that more than the model, IMHO.




  
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Jun 14, 2010 19:58 |  #4

Ok to have sun behind...just get your exposure correct.
Would rather see good accurate color too.


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Jun 14, 2010 21:35 |  #5

would love to see non pp


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Jun 14, 2010 21:39 |  #6

Got to get this beauty in the right light....she has a lot of personality and it shows in the shots. Like that above posters suggested, get a reflector or a fill light.....shooting on an overcast day or in the shade will make it a lot easier.....get the white balance right too!


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Jun 14, 2010 22:22 |  #7

i think your work is quite unique. I like your style a lot, but somehow the pics miss something, though....


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Jun 14, 2010 22:50 |  #8

hmm kind of upsetting to see the criticism here, but it will only make me better in the long run, so thanks, I seriously appreciate it. C&C always helps me evolve. I am really trying to find a "style" that defines me, and trying to come up with methods of post that are original.

Ran these through numerous methods of PP, there is nothing wrong with the white balance, I wanted a vintage look and I ran it through a golden tint. Also, upped the exposure a bit to wash it out. The photos by the pool were all improv, we did those at the end of the day without a reflector, basically just messing around.

I shoot with her around once a month, she was a former Miss North Carolina runner up, and a really good friend of mine. Her personality really came out in the pool shoots bc she was comfortable and just started messing around.

thanks hhuy, I really am trying to define a style that is a little different. I agree its missing something, I just don't know what.. yet.


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Jun 29, 2010 23:46 as a reply to  @ squiLL's post |  #9

Updates? :)


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Jun 30, 2010 05:09 |  #10

Being a bit of a contrarian, I like the set. I can tell that you are going for a look. 3 and 5 really hit me. They're just a tick too washed out for my tastes. Your model is outstanding!


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Jun 30, 2010 05:28 |  #11
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The washed look seems to be in nowadays. I personally am not a big fan, but I don't dislike it. I know lots of people who like the style - most of them not on POTN. hahaha I'm guessing if you show these to almost anyone but a photographer, and they'll like 'em.


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Jun 30, 2010 09:36 |  #12

How about using desaturation instead of washing them out? That would be more true to the vintage look.


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Jun 30, 2010 09:52 |  #13

Agreed that I am not a fan of the processing on these...
That said, cudos for working outside the box. Sounds like you are not 100% of it either... Keep on keeping on!

You get to play with her once a month? Can I carry your gear?


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Jun 30, 2010 09:55 |  #14

squiLL wrote in post #10363327 (external link)
hmm kind of upsetting to see the criticism here, but it will only make me better in the long run, so thanks, I seriously appreciate it. C&C always helps me evolve. I am really trying to find a "style" that defines me, and trying to come up with methods of post that are original.

Ran these through numerous methods of PP, there is nothing wrong with the white balance, I wanted a vintage look and I ran it through a golden tint. Also, upped the exposure a bit to wash it out. The photos by the pool were all improv, we did those at the end of the day without a reflector, basically just messing around.

I shoot with her around once a month, she was a former Miss North Carolina runner up, and a really good friend of mine. Her personality really came out in the pool shoots bc she was comfortable and just started messing around.

thanks hhuy, I really am trying to define a style that is a little different. I agree its missing something, I just don't know what.. yet.

Just my two cents, but post treatments like this are gimmicky. If you are trying to define yourself with something that is trendy and superficial, thats all people will see. You have some nice shots here, or ones that would be nice without the treatment, but honestly all people are going to see is the photoshop work. Define yourself by good solid work, with post that matches the images in a subtle way and you will be respected.




  
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