A&P Dismal Falls Shoot - C/C

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by phigity, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. phigity

    phigity New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    Here's some shots I did with another photog at Dismal Falls. It was my first shoot besides a few weddings. C&C please

    1.
    [​IMG]

    2.
    [​IMG]

    3.
    [​IMG]

    4.
    [​IMG]

    5.
    [​IMG]

    6.
    [​IMG]

    7.
    [​IMG]

    8.
    [​IMG]

    9.
    [​IMG]

    10.
    [​IMG]

    11.
    [​IMG]

    12.
    [​IMG]

    13.
    [​IMG]

    14.
    [​IMG]

    15.
    [​IMG]

    16.
    [​IMG]

    17.
    [​IMG]

    18.
    [​IMG]

    19.
    [​IMG]

    20.
    [​IMG]

    21.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2005
    Messages:
    27,892
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Good lookin' folks. Photos are pretty boring, flat.
     
  3. BeachBoy

    BeachBoy New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,214
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    necklace out of date...

    me like palm tree tatoo.

    I think the flatness comes from lighting, might want some off camera lights
     
  4. phigity

    phigity New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    I just had a SB600 on the camera at the time. At that location I couldn't have any lights since I was in the water as well. Would a flash bracket or holding a flash in one hand have been a better idea? What about a ring flash? Still working on the lighting aspect in my shots as you can clearly see.
     
  5. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Messages:
    16,075
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rowland Heights, CA
    I was going to say that the lighting was a bit bad. Their faces aren't too well lit. How far away are you from the subjects?
     
  6. phigity

    phigity New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    I'd say 15-20 feet most of the time. Some of the shots I was across the small lake so there's nothing I could do. That was the closest I could really get b/c it was very tricky to get where they were and I wasn't about to go swimming with my camera.
     
  7. Gvidon

    Gvidon New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Messages:
    16,893
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    It extremely hard to pull off a picture with sexy babes and dudes :hsugh: in the nature.

    Watch for composition (like cutting off the feet), boring backgrounds (like in 14), and exposure.
     
  8. phigity

    phigity New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    I'm trying to watch my composition a lot more now. I just to not fill the frame with the subject and put in all kinds of unwanted distractions.
     
  9. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2000
    Messages:
    4,433
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SoCal
    i agree with the other, the lighting is not very good, looks flat and some are underexposed
     
  10. bbp

    bbp bike watching troll king OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    30,676
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #3 looks like the rock :eek3:
     
  11. johan

    johan Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,123
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sahasrara; magnetic violet infinite
    the lighting is poor, and composition is very awkward on all of them.
    Mostly, the girls appear sullen and tired and very disengaged.
     
  12. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Messages:
    85,489
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Sparkopolis
    the models look like you just told them "act sexy or I'll murder you"

    1 and 8 aren't completely terrible
     
  13. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2002
    Messages:
    85,489
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    Sparkopolis
    are they supposed to look dismal because they're in Dismal Falls? :hsugh:
     
  14. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Messages:
    16,075
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rowland Heights, CA
    #3 says:

    Heh, dis betta den a bidet.
     
  15. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    the blonde is the only one i'd want to shoot. the others do nothing for me.

    looks like fun though

    #1 would look better if u were closer to her. have her fill the frame more

    #2 would be nice if you could have slowed the shutter to soften the water, still pretty nice

    #8 is my favorite, but the camera should be angle down to get her feet with some room above her head and below her feet... and again move in so she totally fills the frame. cute smile in that one
     
  16. phigity

    phigity New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    Blonde was my favorite as well but I'll shoot damn near anything to see what I can do. 1 & 2 I was across the lake so I couldn't get as tight as I wanted. The pose in 8 is my favorite but liked 2 as well. Hopefully next summer I'll go back down and do some more.
     
  17. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    it's all constructive criticism. def not a bad run. you'll get to be very good if you keep it up
     
  18. ThexToddster

    ThexToddster New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2005
    Messages:
    20,748
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Woodcrest, CA
    Needs more pop. Some are way too dark.
     
  19. phigity

    phigity New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    Oh I take it all in stride and use to get better. That's why I like OT, you'll be happy to call me out on something.
     
  20. BeachBoy

    BeachBoy New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,214
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    I think the girl in 12 has potential for great pictures. She seems to have a better face than others although the blonde is way hotter.

    I think if you get her for a shoot again she could make a nice model, she is very white so you might have to help that out in post processing.
     
  21. phigity

    phigity New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2004
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    I love 12's eyes and yeah some PP would def help out
     

Share This Page