A&P Promotional photoshoot for Tao Nightclub v.alittledisappointedwithmyself

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  1. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    So i get a text last week, asking me to do a promo shoot for Tao Nightclub for an upcoming SuperBowl event. As long standing clients of mine i rearrange my schedule to suite the day they need. I get the gist of the shoot stating its for the promo ad and electronic bill board yadda yadda yadda. But i ask what they have in mind they explain we want club environment but have the girls looking sassy in football costumes. I say ok cool i have a couple ideas.

    Sooooooo i bring what i feel is necessary, I wanted to do something cool upstairs in the beach area, and maybe utilize a huge Buddha they have. But when i get there, the coordinator(a good friend) says we will need to shoot the girls and our designers are gonna cut them out. i think F***!!! Tao nightclub doesn't have a blank wall anywhere, or any real big curtain or anything, i told him he should have told me i had a backdrop with seamless paper so it would have been so much easier. He says he forgot and told me not to worry about it, just do the best i can, and try to find a plain area. No biggy.

    So i wanted to try a beauty setup with the new ringflash, where i use my 5 ft octabank high above camera angled down to get that kinda beauty look and they use the abr800 to bring out the shadows a bit and rim/kicker on both sides....

    well that idea did not work well at all in test shot, so i scratched that. Went with my very trusty setup ring fill with octabank high cam right.


    they needed individuals and group shots

    here is what i got.
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  2. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    You definitely have a man in a cheerleaders outfit in there. Holy fuck.


    thats not your fault though... Shots look good!
     
  3. johan

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    girl #1 & 3 awesome...hell all the shots are pretty fine dude. :big grin:

    fishnet girl (#2) definitely has a certain pre-op feel.

    Love girl #1 in your lead pic. Ringer for my gf. Other than the belly pierce.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    :) :wavey:
     
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    3 is great. Good job.

    I was at Tao Beach the night it opened. That place is awesome!
     
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    waiting for man face comments..
     
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    oh wait i overlooked 2 of them :rofl:
     
  9. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    the thing on the wall behind them intersecting their curves bothers me.
     
  10. Sympathy

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    nice pics.
    does #2 look like a pre-op in RL as well? :o
     
  11. siniquezu

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    #2 is a man
     
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    girl 1 is cute, nice photos
     
  13. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I dunno man. The formula is boring i.e. set up some lights, stand in front of girl, tell her to do something and take a picture. IMO if you want your work to pop and be memorable, do something different because anyone can do that if given the chance. Don't get me wrong; they're lit and sharp and they are in fact photos, but they're boring. I would fuck all of them errr except number 2, but the only decent photo there is 8 and that is debatable.
     
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    snap shots
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i get what you are saying. im working on it.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    It's tough man. Ideas are a lot harder to come by than photographic "skills." Luckily, you're driven and I am sure that once you really find something that defines your style you will be unstoppable. :hs:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i usually consider myself a gun for hire. Some im worried i will never get the chance to fully develop the Commercial/Fashion photog eye. Im gonna keep plugging away and see what i come up with, just right now since im a jack of all trades, i feel ill never truly emmerse myself into it enough to set my commercial/fashion stuff apart. Sure ill make great money (mainly because i think business first before photography) but ill never be known for my photography, im learning to deal with that right now.
     
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    Good work editing out the penis in 2 :cool:
     
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    philvia SUCKIN ON MY TITTIES LIKE YOU WANTIN ME CALLIN ME

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    #4 might turn me str8 :noes:
     
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    :rofl::rofl:

    Was thinking the same thing...
     
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    Bowzyr sup bro

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    this.
     
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    3, 4, 6
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