Boudoir shoot *Safe for all eyes* C&C Welcome

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  1. KAikens318

    KAikens318 TPF Noob!

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    Before you look keep in mind...

    The clothing was the client's choice (I would have gone with something a little more "boudoir")

    These were for his husband so please don't say they aren't masculine enough or anything, he didn't want them to be.

    Thanks for any C&C!

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  2. AverageJoe

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    To be honest, I think most of these are pretty soft focus wise. I think you would have benefited with more light. Watch your ISO settings, as the last image has a lot of noise, more than I'd care to show a client.
     
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    astrostu I shoot for the stars

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    I like #2 and #4. Not so sure about the processing on #1. In #3, the lighting doesn't really do anything other than detract, with the shadow on the left side of his face. #5, not so sure about the mouth. In #2, the left hand kinda comes out from no where and it may be better if you got a little more of the left armpit (many gay men find exposed armpits a very sexy thing). In #4, perhaps the bathrobe(?) could be open a bit more?

    Edited to add: I just noticed the noise - I didn't have my monitor brightness turned up high enough. There's a fair amount of color noise. What was the ISO? Or maybe you just posted compressed JPGs?
     
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    Natalie No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think the poses are interesting, as are the way the shadows fall on the subject, but I agree with the above posters that the focus is a bit soft on most of the images. Also, the last couple photos seem to have a bit of a blue cast to them.
     
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    I had to use 1000 ISO. The lighting that I used was 1 flourescent light stand with umbrella. Would have been 2 but one of my bulbs exploded when I turned the light on. For some reason I just couldn't seem to get it to expose well unless I put the shutter on one second or more and he couldn't stay still lol. I do notice the noise, I have tried to use noise ninja but can't seem to figure it out.

    I am not really sure what else I can do to get crisp shots when in low light. If the ISO goes up over 600 on this camera I get a disgusting amount of noise, but I need a tripod and really long shutter speed to try and get the right amount of exposure. I have a wedding coming up and need to get practice in low light settings just in case!

    Thanks for the feedback everyone!
     
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    BuZzZeRkEr TPF Noob!

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    My C&C would be invest in some professional camera equipment and really study photography and lighting....alot :D
     
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    Oh if only I could afford the equipment. Unfortunately that will not be in the cards for years so I have to make do with what I have.
     
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    I think the topmost shots could benefit from a shallow depth of field. It would really help add some interest and focus to the images. I feel your lighting could be improved. For the top three it feels too dark for the subject matter. 'Dark' as in gothic or eerie. The last two the lighting feels a little unflattering. They are not bad pictures, but they all feel 30% off from where they should be. Whether that be the pose or framing or lighting. I also think this type of photography needs to be retouched and show the client in the best possible way. Good luck.
     
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    I do "Dudeior" from time to time, and I agree with Kkamin that you would benefit from a shallower depth.
    However, it's the light in these that are bugging me.
    There are shadows where there shouldn't be. And there isn't enough light on the good stuff.
    With boudior/dudeior you want to have a kind of Hollywood rim lighting if you are trying to show dark curves.
    The focus is also soft on more than a few. Prolly because you were shooting in a dark situation.
    Anyhoo, keep working at it. Grow Grow Grow!
     

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