Agency Portraits

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Darrell C., Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Darrell C.

    Darrell C. TPF Noob!

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    Hello All, (First thread in the People Forum)

    My company needed some portraits of employees. A Local photographer wanted to charge $100 per Photo. (For 100+ People) They thought it was a little pricey. I told them i would take them. They agreed, but first wanted to see a sample. So these are a few sample shots of my test dummy.

    I decided to charge for the price of $0.00 :D , since I need the practice. ANY CC is appreciated. Lighting, Positioning..etc. (She's also sitting on a garbage can):lol:

    Also, what is good to use to reflect light?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Darrell C.




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    In this one, it looks like camera noise in the background, but its actually the texture of the background that i used.

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  2. Darrell C.

    Darrell C. TPF Noob!

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    40 Views and no CC?

    There no THAT good :)
     
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    Sarah23 TPF Noob!

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    the second one looks like its got a yellow cast on it.

    What are these portraits going to be used for?
     
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    The images look a little flat to me. When doing a portrait like that, especially on black, make sure to have a light that illuminated the back of her head. That way you separate the model from the background and therefore create depth.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Looking at how the highlights and shadows are falling, it appears as you have a bright light source almost directly above her head. I think this is aiding to the flat look and not producing pleaseing shadows.

    I agrees that a kicker light in the back will give separation between her and the background. The black-on-black just melts into nonethingness.
     
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    Thank you so much for the CC!

    Sara, I'm not sure where the yellow cast is coming from, or even if i see it. These are just being used for our insurance agents to put a face to a name when sending out mail to clients.

    Phakimata, your right. I Didnt have anymore lights to light the back ground, but i'll definately have to consider that now. Thanks.

    Kundalini, Yes there was a light directly above her. That caused the flatness, along with shadows under her chin and nose.
     

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