Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > People Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 8, 2013, 11:21 AM   #1
NHL
Senior Member
 
NHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 39.18776, -77.311353333333
Posts: 11,547
Default Backlit Forest (Nudity Warning)

Inspired by lomitamike: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pe...st-nudity.html

Buts since I'm not anywhere near a desert or beach...

__________________
photos (ϕοτοσ), light
graphos (γραϕος), painting
NHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Sep 8, 2013, 6:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 2,295
Default

That's beautiful. Your composition works well with the elements used in this shot.
The park or grass area works just fine, no beach or desert required. Nice balance of subject and background but I would have liked to have seen her eyes.
Big reflector?
__________________
A-mount
E-mount
Canon S95
lomitamike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 8, 2013, 11:15 PM   #3
NHL
Senior Member
 
NHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 39.18776, -77.311353333333
Posts: 11,547
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lomitamike View Post
... Nice balance of subject and background but I would have liked to have seen her eyes.
Like this?







Quote:
Originally Posted by lomitamike View Post
Big reflector?
No big flash (... and tried to shade the sun behind the leaves)!
__________________
photos (ϕοτοσ), light
graphos (γραϕος), painting

Last edited by NHL; Sep 9, 2013 at 12:04 AM.
NHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 9, 2013, 7:04 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 2,295
Default

Yep, like that. Very nice.
__________________
A-mount
E-mount
Canon S95
lomitamike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11, 2013, 3:54 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
WCKSer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 2,857
Default

I like the second picture a lot due the use of the umbrella to control the flare of the sun coming through the tree branches. I also like how you smudged out the background to give it a softer look. Beautiful model!
__________________
Canon 5D MKII, EF 24-105mm f/4L, EF 50mm f/1.8, EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro, Tamron 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 SP Di VC USD XLD, Sigma DG 150-500mm f/5.-6.3 APO HSM.
Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
Sony A200, SLT-A58 System with HVL-F42AM Flash.
Mirrorless APS-C camera: Samsung NX100, Canon EOS-M.
M4/3 systems: Olympus OM-D-E-M5 and Panasonic DMC-G3.
WCKSer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11, 2013, 9:16 AM   #6
NHL
Senior Member
 
NHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 39.18776, -77.311353333333
Posts: 11,547
Default

Thanks guys !
I much prefer eyes closed and no flare though.


__________________
photos (ϕοτοσ), light
graphos (γραϕος), painting

Last edited by NHL; Sep 11, 2013 at 9:19 AM.
NHL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11, 2013, 12:05 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 2,295
Default

I like the fact that we like different expressions with the model. Why, because we get to see more photo's from the shoot for one.

But with all portraiture the expressions of body and face are key to making a successful image. You can have all the technical stuff perfected but without the right expression, you won't get a good image (I know this well).
Look at any modeling photo's, the facial and body expressions are so important. for instance, the way I see the photo's with this series, the closed eye's translate into an inward peace or tranquility. The open eyes something a bit different. I feel when the models eye's are looking at the lens, the sensuality is directed at the viewer. It becomes more personal between the viewer and the model, a look that we (admires of the female form) could fantasize about.
It's all personal. That's what makes it challenging and fun. It really is a form of acting and fantasy and we photographers try to capture the desired message through the image.


Alright, enough of the psychology discussion, just enjoy these great photo's.

Very nice series NHL!
__________________
A-mount
E-mount
Canon S95
lomitamike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 11, 2013, 1:42 PM   #8
NHL
Senior Member
 
NHL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 39.18776, -77.311353333333
Posts: 11,547
Default

I totally agree with your psychology that why I posted the 'right expression' on the Sony's forum: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/so...ml#post1357356
__________________
photos (ϕοτοσ), light
graphos (γραϕος), painting
NHL is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:17 AM.