A&P black cowboy v. 10 pics

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  1. HighTachPres

    HighTachPres New Member

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    My buddy calls me again and has an idea to do a cowboy theme for a shoot.... :hsugh:
    I haven't shot in a few weeks, and didn't want to get rusty, so I half-way reluctantly said "sure".

    So here are some selects, only processed through RAW and resized.
    I'm definitely going to do some nitty-gritty photoshop work later. Just itching for feedback!!! :wiggle:

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  2. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Nice set, but that hat is casting too much shadow on his face.
     
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    i really like the last pic

    nice location too
     
  4. gs-R

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    your friend reminds me of R Kelly I piss on a girl for some reason.
     
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    10 is my favourite

    9 would've been better if he had his shirt on with a couple buttons undone

    the rest of them feel too unnatural for my liking...great photography though
     
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    isaac, personally I like the shadow over his eyes, adds to the mystery. Notice in most of the pics i have his head looking down. But thanks for the comment.

    gs-R, lolz

    nindee, unnatural, totally. I like to think of myself as more of an editorial photographer, rather than photo-journalism.

    Thanks for the kind comments OT, I can always expect honest feedback here.
     
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    Damn...:bowdown::bowdown:

    He should of brought his other 4 friends, now that would of been :eek4:
     
  8. HighTachPres

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    :rofl::rofl::hs:
     
  9. wrong1

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    I agree with the "un-natural" feeling comment about most of these. I like 3,9,10. The phallic belt in 1 and 4 is a bit much. Something very homo-erotic about 7... 2 is some sort of gay cowboy jump rope tourny... "not that there is anything wrong with that"

    Having said all that, your choice of exposure and composition are very well done in all of them.
     
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    Good photography, but the whole concept seems pretty ridiculous.
     
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    last one is :bowdown:
     
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    I too cant get into them because of how much shadow is on the face. If thats your thing, I guess you accomplished what you wanted but it just doesnt do it for me.
     
  13. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i like the last one, but the rest have a rather homoerotic feel to them. :o and they don't feel really "cowboy" but that could just be that my dad dressed like a true cowboy in mostly true reproduction clothes. :hsugh:
     
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    Agreed on the face being hidden. But toss a "WRANGLER" logo on any of these and *BOOM* instant ad. Especially this:

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    :bowrofl: @ OT
     
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    2,9, and 10 are my favorites.
     
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    :bowdown: really cool shots dude!

    They look straight out of an ad for jeans. The shadow on his face is perfect, IMO, because of the fashion-esque nature of the shots
     
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    They're all pretty cool. I think 2 and 10 are the best.
     
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    Wow, i'm stoked at the responses. I've gotten an overwhelming positive response. Thanks a ton for the feedback.

    YES he isn't going for a traditional cowboy look.
    YES this is more editorial (fashion), than factual.
    haha, and YES, they do feel kinda homo-erotic. I think that's just how the model is. He's one of my good friends, but I think he's hiding in the closest :p

    This is a re-edit of #2, i added the bandana around his mouth from another shot
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    I'll probably edit a few more from the set.. like getting rid of houses in the background. But overall I'm very pleased with the set straight out of the camera.
     
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    9 and 10 are cool man. good work
     
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    Was going to say exactly this. Most of these images have a homoerotic subtext, but 2, 4, 7 are particularly phallic.

    Interesting....
     
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    Wow he is very good looking. :naughty:
     
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    Is "whip/rope" photoshopped in? They look nice, I don't dig some of the shadows over the eyes on some, but it's all good.

    Nice work
     
  24. Run N. Gun

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    Agreed on the shadows on his face, but overall the photos are fantastic!
     
  25. HighTachPres

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    naw, rope is in original pic.
    Got that snap on the first shot. The next 20 takes the rope looked flaccid :hs:
     

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