A&P Studio shoot of girlfriend C&C

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  1. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    quick shoot at my studio. she likes them. used one softbox, white cardboard for fill and hairlight with snoot, i can't seem to control the light spill, i think i need to make a grid

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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    pics of you two?
     
  3. legendr34

    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    didn't take any today
     
  4. N-Word-Jim

    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    Why does she always squint?
     
  5. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    the later pics are better than the first ones. but the purple hair light is a bit....cheezy in sorta a strip club lighting sorta way.
     
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    asian thing?
     
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    it seems like you're trying to go for some kind of dark mood with the combination of lighting, hair color, the clothes she's wearing, and even the expression on her face. if that's the case this isn't felt strongly enough. the closest you get is #3 and maybe #1 with the shadows cast on her face, but the cropping isn't thought out. if you're going to cut off the top of her head, i think the idea is to focus on her face, so really crop in and make us look at her face. or play with the dof to achieve the same effect but including hints of other elements of her body.

    in #3 her hand is distracting. i want to focus on the shadows and expression on her face but can't help but look at that hand, it seems awkward.

    of all the images i like the last one best. the energy of her eyes and the slight messiness of her hair (and maybe the fact that you showed this picture last) seems to give some sense of fatigue, an emotion, and makes me imagine the context of that particular photograph, which transcends the image itself, making it a more powerful photograph.
     
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    I have to agree with free_notes, I'm not sure what kind of emotion you're trying to communicate to the viewer.

    She looks pretty bored to me, which is not helping the photographs at all. Even with all the technical skill and good lighting in the world, a bored, uninterested and unengaged model will kill your photos. That's one of many reason I prefer to shoot inanimate objects that don't have moods and don't get impatient.

    The last three are particularly bizarre since she looks like her mind is off somewhere else and she really just wants to get out of there.
     
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    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    appreciate the in depth constructive criticism. i will work with directing skills more.

    as for the technical aspects of the photos, i do believe it have most of it down, yea? :o
     
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    legendr34 Titanium Member

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    i don't know, to me she doesn't appear like she is squinting. maybe b/c shes asian and her eyes are small :mamoru:
     
  12. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    Go to a home depot, or lowes. visit the area that they keep all the shop fluorescent lighting and buy a piece of egg crate
    like this
    http://www.collins-consulting.org/orchids/eggCrate.jpg
    paint it black and you've got a cheap, simple grid for your softbox. I just made on this weekend, and it worked out great.
     
  13. footratfunkface

    footratfunkface New Member

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    What does the grid do?
     
  14. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    a grid will give you more directional light with less spill, or you'll hear people say it gives you a tighter beam.
     
  15. Jcolman

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    and the light still retains it's "softness".
     
  16. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    don't like the facial expressions :sad2:
     

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