Model Session - RL at the Amusement Park

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Iron Flatline, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Well, I tried my first Editorial-style shoot, but I have to admit to my taste it went somewhat wrong. The ONE TIME in my life I counted on Berlin having sad and overcast skies I got bright horrible sunlight that made everything unpleasantly harsh. I didn't have an assistant to hold a scrim, and the framing and shot composition would have made that unworkable anyway. I had hoped it would be like it was when I scouted the location in January, you can see those images here.

    I would be very happy if you would tell mich (if any) you like. I'm also interested in hearing what you don't like.

    1. Past the stairs

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    2. Fly away.

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    3. Into the mouth of the madness rollercoaster

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    4. Dancing with Dino

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    5. On the tracks

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    6. Up into the trees

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    7. By the bridge in the afternoon light

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    8. By the wheel

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    ...and a NSFW image (sorry, gotta always get in a nude shot)... The whole set is here.
     
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    Really liking number 2 here..
     
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    Wow. Is this that abandoned amusement park? The style, makeup and clothing work perfect for it!
     
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    Iron
    As cliche as it may be, I really like the railroad shot. I also noticed ice on the water...is it that cold there?


    #2 with the model jumping is great. The illusion of the ballons taking her off her feet. I do not remember if you do PP. If you do, that shot could really work.
     
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    I really like #2 and the illusion you created.
     
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    Number two is an awesome shot, like everyone else said, great capture.

    I really like number eight too, the colors are very vibrant and work great with the background.
     
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    I really like them all, but #3 is just awesome!
     
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    They are all awesome ... I would love to be able to find an abandoned park like that around here in the States but that would never happen ...

    Looked at the whole series on the flickr and they are all really nice ... good work, even with the glaring afternoon light.:thumbup:
     
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    Her hair is way too frizzled for my OCD admiration however I do appreciate the artistic views in 2, 3, 5, and 8.
     
  10. Thanks all, great to hear someone likes them... As immature as it sounds, it makes it easier for me to like them. Can't believe as a grown-up I'm still seeking other's approval like a teenager... but there way are. No point in pretending otherwise :lol:

    pbelarge - yup. That's ice. We were in and out of the family minivan to warm up between shots. It was about 1.5 degrees Celsius (around 35 degrees Farenheit.) And the van was full of those balloons most of the time. Squeaky and rubbery, with not much room to change in.

    No Photoshop beyond Lightroom adjustments - yet. I'm glad the flying away shot worked, I was thinking of removing the shadows underneath her... but that would make it look fake.
     
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    number 2 is my fav!
     
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    Picking fav's I'd say I really like #2 and #8. I like the color and the way you have her framed out by the balloons, and the Ferris wheel in the background is perfect.

    I also like the composition in #5, it reminds me of those old time movies where the 'damsel' is always ending up on the railroad tracks... I think converting it to black and white, adding a bit of grain and boosting the contrast would produce a really cool image...
     

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