Harsh C&C on any of the photos you want (strobistish practice)

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  1. themedicine

    themedicine TPF Noob!

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    So yes, there are EIGHT photos here. Sorry for so many but I don't expect anyone to C&C all of them, unless you have the time, I only want you C&C on the ones you want to..
    Basically a friend of mine has recently gotten a revived love of the photo world and wanted to break out his 30D. So I thought it would be a great time to go out and have a little practice for myself and some off camera lighting lessons for him. We swapped the transmitter back and forth and adjusted things as we saw fit. Anyway, we had a good time and now, he's stoked about his pictures and the possibilities for his photo future!
    So go ahead, be harsh, let me know what you think and so on.
    I appreciate your honesty!

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    Thanks again everyone!
     
  2. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    4, 5, & 6 are the stand-outs for me.

    The others aren't bad, they just don't have the impact that those 3 have for me.

    Sorry if I don't have more constructive C&C...you obviously know what you're doing.


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    ...Attempt at something more constructive...

    1 & 2 are really the only ones that I don't like. I think mostly because you have two different light sources, with two different color temperatures. (I guess that's the case on all of them - but it's more obvious on these two.)
    Not sure about the composition on #1... Not sure if I like the back of his head being cut off...

    Take all of that with a grain of salt...
     
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    wfduncan TPF Noob!

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    # 1 would be really cool if you had some subject that the raised brow is referencing.
     
  4. themedicine

    themedicine TPF Noob!

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    ^^ Like he was looking at something that caused the raised eyebrow? I like that idea....

    Thanks Josh, I hope you weren't being sarcastic about "knowing what you're doing" but i don't think you were. At least, that's how I deal with internet sarcasm, I assume it doesn't exist unless it benefits me haha..
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Nah - no sarcasm. Just meant that there probably isn't really anything I can tell you. You already know anything I could come up with.
     
  6. themedicine

    themedicine TPF Noob!

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    Nah, I'm right there with you, practicing away!

    On a side note...
    Come on people!
    MINI RANT: Why do I feel like I should post in the beginners forum so I will actually get some responses?!
    ok mini rant over, maybe this just means I'm so good I don't need C&C yea, that must be it. Time to get my website back up and start shooting professionally, at least I think I read on here somewhere that's all you need, a camera and a website. haha
    Sorry everyone, I just like hearing everyone's opinions, call it vain, call it a will to really learn, call it whatever.
    Oh and everything I just said is mostly me just kidding around and being bored. haha.
     
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    2,4,5,6,7,8 :thumbup:
     
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    I'm new to this type of lighting and was wondering why #2 looks like he's standing in front of a green screen or something?
    As for the mini rant, I feel the same way.
     
  9. themedicine

    themedicine TPF Noob!

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    thanks peeps!
    Alot of these have that "green screen" feel to them but number two looks the way it does because I actually underexposed the background by about a stop and half and lit him with a CTO (color temperature orange) gel. I wish I had a 1/2 CTO but I don't yet, that really would have worked much better and not been such a dramatic color shift. But the separation caused by both the underexposed background and the gel along with the sun being a backlight cause that "look" so to speak.
     
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    i like #6
     
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    Restomage No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    They're all pretty good except for #3 I would try to underexpose the background more to get more of the details in the snow.
     
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    Yea, I think number six is my favorite too. And I agree about number three, kinda wish I would have done that now, Maybe I'll work with that one a bit in post, which I hate to do but maybe I can make a good subtle difference. Thanks everyone! Keep em coming! haha
     

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