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Re: Professional Amatuer Shots

Post by daBOODA » Tue 01 Sep, 2015 9:25 pm

Thanks guys
iano wrote:Bride looks like she is "really" enjoying herself in that one
Face to the light. Give them an excuse to be pointing their face to the light.
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Post by daBOODA » Wed 02 Sep, 2015 10:51 am

Maternity is not my usual thing but here goes ..
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Re: Professional Amatuer Shots

Post by iano » Wed 02 Sep, 2015 10:56 am

As a landscape shot - great. As maternity, doesn't quite hit the mark sorry mate. Could just be my iPhone 6 screen but the shadow on her head looks a bit strange.
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Post by SecaBoy » Fri 04 Sep, 2015 1:24 pm

god damn, did you have the ambo's on the phone just in case she popped? or is she carrying triplets? lol
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Post by SecaBoy » Fri 04 Sep, 2015 1:34 pm

Photos from my trip to the Taman Safari in Indonesia:
Eagle: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 2fd214826d
Cassowary: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... c9f2d91fe1
Monkey: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 2fd2b8274a
Lion: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 44d06cee2c
Elephant: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 5475ed6285

Maybe my macbook air is outta whack, but those photos seem a lot more orange/yellow than I intended. :?
The colours seem right on my macbook air though. :?

Anyway. CC's are welcome please. :)
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Post by iano » Sat 05 Sep, 2015 9:02 am

They look a bit cool colour temp wise - so yeah I'd check that MBA screen. Macs aren't infallible and mine are probably due for calibration as well.

The shots though are great, love the monkey and lion :)
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Post by SecaBoy » Sat 05 Sep, 2015 9:50 am

Cool? I thought they looked too warm. Lol. Maybe I need my eyes calibrated too. Haha.
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Post by dorift » Sat 05 Sep, 2015 5:24 pm

Ash I reckon they look fucking mint. Looks awesome on my phone. Incredibly clear!
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Re: Professional Amatuer Shots

Post by cGr » Sat 05 Sep, 2015 6:05 pm

Yeh, look great to me, sharp, and WB is fine. Well done!

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Post by SecaBoy » Sat 05 Sep, 2015 11:43 pm

Thanks guys. Nothing like having the time on holidays to actually think about the photos rather than just shooting and hoping for the best. Lol.
Interestingly enough I think I've realised I much prefer shooting animals than cars. Lol.
Part of growing up and out of cars maybe. Lol
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Post by daBOODA » Tue 15 Sep, 2015 9:44 am

Second shooting at the Gold Coast yesterday. Level 70 at Q1:
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Re: Professional Amatuer Shots

Post by SecaBoy » Tue 15 Sep, 2015 8:39 pm

To be really picky. The window is open.
But what an awesome idea.
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Post by daBOODA » Tue 15 Sep, 2015 9:28 pm

and there's a plant on the right
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Re: Professional Amatuer Shots

Post by cGr » Tue 15 Sep, 2015 9:56 pm

I love the idea, and apart from the open window/plant/window locks (which could be easily cloned out) the current image looks.... good.

Some thoughts:
- I'd crop the image to be 7 window panels (1 central, then 3 either side). I think this will help with the symmetry of the image, and incidentally, get rid of the plant on the right hand side.
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- The lighting is obviously a challenge with the outside sunlight and inside shadows. Not sure how to resolve this. Someone smarter than I could conjure up some lighting solution so that you don't have the flash reflect off the bottom panel (or the glass, or anything else for that matter), but still expose the dresses correctly. HDR maybe?
- Having the wedding party (or at least bride/groom and associated entourages) stand in each window panel may add some soul to the shot.

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Post by daBOODA » Tue 15 Sep, 2015 10:13 pm

In hindsight I should have placed the flash way back on the other side of the room to get an even spread of light on the wall and dresses. Maybe two flashes, one of each side, at the back wall.

Your last comment just reminded me of a shot of Ryan Brenizer's I could have copied on. Just silhouettes of the bride and her bridesmaids, one in each window frame. Ah well.

And at this point the groom and groomsmen wouldn't have been in this hotel room as it was the bride prep location and bride and groom are usually separate until the ceremony.
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Post by iano » Wed 16 Sep, 2015 5:39 am

Cameron's spot on. 3 panes each side tightens this shot dramatically. The flash burn on the bottom isn't that much of a distraction but is still apparent. You'd need to be pretty godlike at PS to edit that out, maybe if you did the same shot again go for much softer diffused light? But as Eric knows, I have close to zero authority when it comes to flash.
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Post by daBOODA » Wed 16 Sep, 2015 8:20 am

'Diffusing' the light won't fix that issue. It's fall off, not 'harsh' light that is the problem. The flash was placed close to the floor so the bottoms of the dresses are closer to the flash than the tops of the dresses.

It's not that hard to fix. Mask off the windows and apply a masked levels/curves adjustment layer with a gradient in the mask. Still about 10-20 minutes of dicking around, though
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Re: Professional Amatuer Shots

Post by iano » Wed 16 Sep, 2015 9:14 am

If you were putting this as an album spread and could clean up the light in less than 20 minutes, that's no time at all
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Post by Jon 51 » Wed 30 Sep, 2015 2:41 pm

aim the flash up and use a bounce card.

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Re: Professional Amatuer Shots

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