First lingerie shoot using Olympus C-5060 (NOT WORK SAFE)

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  1. cpeters

    cpeters TPF Noob!

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    Good evening unto all,
    As some of you know from the photography Q&A board, I was asked to do 2 lingerie shoots for friends, and was scrambling to make my own background, best way to light it etc. Well Thanks to all your help and great advice the first shoot went off smashingly! I am posting several here for you to critique. Mind you I have NEVER done this type of photography before, so all tips will be welcome. One is a little blurred I know. Once again a big THANK YOU to all who gave me advice and helped!

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What a pity to see that part of her hair gets cropped off in both 2 and 3 and her fingers in 3 as well :(. Sniff-sniff.
    Photo 1 was only a test photo, I would assume? She is soooo centred in that one...
    And for some odd reason your make-shift background sheet always looks more in focus than your model's eyes... that is another pity about these.
    But she looks like she might be in for a re-shoot any time, hm?
     
  3. cpeters

    cpeters TPF Noob!

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    Yes to the first photo. The cropping is my fault. As the c-5060 realy isn't suited to this kind of work it was a pita to make sure she was properly focused in. And yes she is up for another shoot. :)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Iron that sheet, and move her farther away from it while shooting with a large aperture. This should help render the sheet out of focus which should help put focus on her.
     
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    Hi Mike!
    Ok, why iron the sheet if I may ask? Everybody else I spoke with to leave it wrinkled for contrast. Just wondering.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, maybe if it was uniformly wrinkled it would look better. As it is, it seems to take focus away from the subject. Of course, it does not help that the sheet looks more in focus than the subject, as Lafoto pointed out.
     
  7. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ehhhh... My feelings are it's fine like this. In fact, I would like to see some more texture/motion... maybe some draping.

    Absolutely! This will be the best, most important improvement.

    Pete
     
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    I agree with Mike, iron the sheet.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Good catch!

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  10. cpeters

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    Thank you all for the great suggestions! Keep them coming! As I said I have never done portrait work before so am on a crash learning course here. I am also using a fixed lens Olympus, so need tips there as well. I'll get better as I practice (and have models towork with)
     
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    Ok I am by no means a portrait photographer but here are my two cents anyway....Other than what has already been said......The thing that is bothering me the most is her posing...It just seems unnatural to me...awkward even......Sorry it's always hard for me to say anything negative! She is a very pretty woman!
     
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    She was not a professional model in any way. I simpy let her pose as she wanted. Will try better next time.
     

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