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Old Mar 13, 2010, 4:27 PM   #1
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Default My first ever Studio/Model shoot.

From this mornings workshop. My first ever time working in a studio with models.

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 5:55 PM   #2
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From this mornings workshop. My first ever time working in a studio with models.

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Very cool use of lighting.
My portraits shots are mainly half attempts. Getting subject to act natural is very difficult in a full studio setting and you have done well.
Any info' on the sort of lighting effect you used?

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 8:28 PM   #3
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VEry nice...I think it is time to hang out the shingle!
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Some very nice shots here. I particularly liked the angle and lighting on the two shots where the young lady was lying down.

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Eddy

Very cool use of lighting.
My portraits shots are mainly half attempts. Getting subject to act natural is very difficult in a full studio setting and you have done well.
Any info' on the sort of lighting effect you used?

Daniel
Daniel,

the lighting was very simple. Two strobes shot through softboxes with the one to the models right at a higher intensity than the other. the strobes were just about head height.

Equipment was K20D. F/8, 1/125s, (set from a Sekonic flash mete) ISO 200 and shot in raw. The only PP was some cropping and I bumped the contrast and clarity on a couple of them.
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Old Mar 13, 2010, 9:37 PM   #6
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Hey Eddy.
Very nicely done!
I think I would have used a different background in #1 but other than that its excellent.
Just my taste.
The first two and the last one look fine but the full body shots seem to be just a tad blurry, maybe camera shake? maybe my tired eyes.
I'm not trying to be critical, just my observation.
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Old Mar 14, 2010, 10:30 AM   #7
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Some nice shots there Eddy !

If I may say though .... the models look a little too happy (I'm sure you know what I mean !) and usually they would be looking slightly off to one side of the camera rather than straight into the lens. Maybe a selection of expressions next time ?
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Nicely done. Wouldn't know it was your first time.

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As you know, I know NOTHING about this type of photography, I've never tried anything like this. However, I've recently been reading a book about photography and read the chapter about portraits and shooting people. One of the things they said to NOT do was cut people off at joints, like the elbows. I wonder if the first one would be better if you cropped it a bit higher, more mid-chest? You can take this for what it is - just something I read in a book. The other thing I remember the book mentioning is to have the camera at the person's chest level, not eye level (which you did for the most part). I wonder if the ones you took of the model laying down would look better or worse if you had taken them from a lower vantage point? I like them, but wonder if that's the right angle to have shot them.

I love the lighting and wish some day that I get a chance to play with this type of photography. I love the big grins, your models look like they were having fun, too. In my opinion, you had a successful shoot.
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Eddy, you did a great job of getting the models to respond to you. I don't know what you were saying to them but the results are impressive in the poses they gave back to you.

Nice lighting and exposure as well!

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