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This is long overdue...
Old 02-10-2005, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here are two images I'm submitting for critique. Okay, actually, it's two different crops of the same image. I'm one of those compose-in-the-camera-not-afterwards kinda guys most of the time, but unfortunately this shoot really didn't yield any "zingers", so I was trying to salvage some stuff from this shoot (about a year ago, btw).






The main thing that I wish was different is I wish there was more detail in the bottom right quadrant of the second image (that same area lacking detail doesn't really bother me in the first image, though -- I think it balances out with the top left negative space, IMHO). Unfortunately, no real detail is lying under there to bring out, as I was using slide film (I knew I should've used a reflector! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img])

Anyway, that's what I see. Is there anything I missed? Anything I should have done differently? Any particular crop you like better than the other?

Oh, just to mention, other than levels and some slight unsharpening (oh, and cropping [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]), no major post work has been done.

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Re: This is long overdue...maybe this
Old 02-10-2005, 01:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hope you don't mind. I'm nobody special, just like to work on photos. Helps me learn. Sometimes seeing someone else's idea can spark your own.





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Re: This is long overdue...
Old 02-10-2005, 02:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A year ago? You need to get out and shoot more. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

I don't think it's salvagable. The shoulder shouldn't be there.

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Re: This is long overdue...
Old 02-10-2005, 02:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I prefere the first one crop!

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Re: This is long overdue...
Old 02-10-2005, 02:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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To me, in my opinion, neither work. The facial shadows kill the pictures.

Now I am not usually a fan of cropping off heads, alot of people like doing it, I usually dont. To me the head crop here is way to much also.

Keep experimenting and have fun,

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Re: This is long overdue...maybe this
Old 02-10-2005, 02:34 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Nope, don't mind at all. Besides the crop, what did you do? Looks like you bumped up the saturation and smoothed the skin out, I believe.
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Re: This is long overdue...
Old 02-10-2005, 02:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Dadgum right I need to shoot more. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I need to get out more period! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

Yeah, I agree... the shoulder jammed into the side of her face bugs the crap outta me. It just sucks when there's NOTHING that stands out from an entire shoot. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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Re: This is long overdue...
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Yeah, that happens sometimes.

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Re: This is long overdue...
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What should I have done, as far as the shadows go? What I mean is, is the positioning of the lighting bad, or do you feel that the shadows are too deep, or both (or something else entirely)?

Thanks for your help,

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[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Hi Gev.
The top back of her head I would have placed a boom hairlight shining down onto the back of her head, to highlight her hair on the top and back right of her head.(our left)
The next easiest thing to have done is, would be place a reflector, silver or white, to the model's left front bouncing light into the dark areas to fill in the shadowed area of her face and shoulder area where its so dark. With you being so tightly in on the models upper third of her body, placing the reflector right near her is fine as it won't interfere with your shot.

Now if you use modeling lights on your flashheads, or just regular hard lighting, when you look through your lens you can actually see where you want more light because you see where the heavier shadows are.

Also, what I did when learning, I would put a model in a semi comfortable position and have her stay that way for close to 15 minutes. The reason is I would quickly setup lighting and snap a shot, then after a shot, qucikly re=arange lights snap another and so on and so on. This taught me what lighting situations work best for a certain body type and facial type etc etc. time consuming but worth the effort i think.

Experiment as much as possible [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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