A&P all-day model shoot c&c please

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    me and some photog pals got some attractive/mostly attractive people together yesterday and went to some killer locations and tried our hands at model shooting.

    none of these people had modeled before nor had we done much posing before, so it was a bit of a challenge at first to tell them how to pose and put their faces (lol). but most of the girls really discovered they had some good looks and we ended up having a great time.

    I stuck with one girl in particular...she had great pouty lips and eyes and had the best look and attitude BY FAR/

    for lighting, we brought a gold and silver reflector, sb600, (2) vivitar 285hv, brellas, triggers, softboxes, and open minds!

    the set of my best shots: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flibbajabba/sets/72157612437223032/

    a few of my favs:
    1 (I think the shadows kept this from being a really stellar shot, but I still like it a lot)
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    check out my set, though, for all of them.

    this was my first time doing something like this.... go easy :wiggle:
     
  2. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    Not a bad start for your first attempt. #2 is the best of the bunch. It could have been improved by having the model tilt her head back to the right a bit to create the classic "S" curve. Still, it's a good shot.

    Same with #7. Her head is angled too far to the left.

    #3 is a good shoot too and great use of the "S" curve but it needs a bit more light on her. Try dodging her face and arms a little and see if you can't lighten her up just a bit.


    I also like #6 and feel that had he kept his chin up a bit, the shot would be really nice. I like the use of the location in this shot. Clean, simple lines.

    Some of the other shots ( #4 and 5) suffer from backgrounds that are too busy.

    Otherwise, great start. You should be proud.
     
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    lolazy eye on the black chick.
     
  4. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    i like #3 best.

    they all seem a bit too dark and too much vignetting for me.

    could just be a difference in monitors maybe ...
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    What body/lens set up? I can't pull the exif data.
     
  6. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    nikon d50 w/ 50mm f/1.8 for most of the shots

    I dunno what happened to the exif :dunno:

    thanks for the comments
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Uploading to Flickr will erase the exif data.
     
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    Primal Pavement Killer

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    I like #2 pretty well, but I like #6 the most. I can't really say why, but I really like that shot. If his head had been up just a bit and toward camara a bit more though I think it would have been better imo.
     
  9. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    The backlight in #3 really shows how much of a mess the models hair is. I usually try to avoid backlighting like that unless the hair is laying flat and there aren't a million strands sticking up all over the place.
     
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    themolsen New Member

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    it looked like pubes :mamoru:
     
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    i like this set
     
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    3 & 6 are cool
    girl is a little cross-eye'd, lol, fix that in photoshop?
     
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    Nice backlight on #3
     
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    lol yea there were some eye issues. and that girl with the pouty lips had ..umm.... non-camera-friendly...teeth. but we worked with it.

    we shot some at a place called "Dead tree beach" (search flickr for photos from there....awesome place) and Fort Clinch. the fort had all of these dark and dirty looking old rooms you could go in. so we used the reflector and strobes to bring in the light. tons of fun.

    overall, this was an AWESOME learning experience. when we set up the lighting in the tunnel (the shot of the black girl) and used the cactus triggers, it was so fun! we really went crazy with all kinds of lighting ideas.

    thanks a lot for the comments and criticism
     
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    Whats exif data?
     
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    Nice shots btw.
     
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    themolsen New Member

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    Also, hooray for what I call "1-line lessons"

    I JUST realized that day you use only aperture to control the amount of light from a flash and only shutter speed to control the amount of ambient light. :doh:
     
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    watch the zach arias "one-light" video :bowdown:
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    I don't think that is true if you are using TTL
     
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    not using ttl...manual everything

    will definitely check out that video, thanks
     
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    6 is the best in terms of lighting & comp.
     
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    You should have brought paper bags so the ladies could cover their faces :mamoru:
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    Come here and get your picture made!


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