New Mode - First shots with my D50

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  1. RMThompson

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    I worked with a model I found on www.modelmayhem.com today! I also used my D50 for the first time for a "pro" shoot, and it went great.

    The 50mm 1.8 lens is freaking amazing, even if I need to back up like you wouldn't believe.

    Anyway C&C would be grrrrreat!

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    www.rmtimages.com/joanna <- MORE HERE

    C&C PLEEEEEEEASE!
     
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    I checked out that site you posted. Are they only nude models? Just curious because thats about all I seen.

    My favorite shot is the one with her and the red dress.
     
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    No there are all kinds of models, in fact tons of girls say no nudes.
     
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    And that's not a dress... its just red material!
     
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    I like the 4th one, you got some good color. The thing I don't like though is that a lot of the photos were taken in direct sunlight or harsh lighting, which is not really that flattering. I would try to avoid that harsh light.

    I'm a member on ModelMayhem aswell. There are a lot of people who do nudes, but there are a lot who don't. So far I am glad that I joined MM.

    Thompson, send me a friend request. Search for "Sean Lojek"
     
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    Sean, Ill look for you!!!!

    However, take a look at the website: www.rmtimages.com/joanna , not all of them had that harsh lighting.
     
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    Yeh, I definitely like some of the ones you have on the site better than some of the ones you posted
     
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    Which do you like on the site better, so I can add them to the flickr... I want my BEST work on the flickr site, since that is where I send some of my clients.

    Anyone else:

    www.rmtimages.com/joanna

    (LINK NOT SAFE FOR WORK)
     
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    Ryan
    A few comments.

    No1 - Harsh lighting, hair over the face and the central composition don't work for me.

    No2 - Might be better as a B&W. Not sure I like the crop? Something just not right and I can't put my finger on it.

    No3 - Nice smile and she is a stunning girl however the central composition again doesn't work.

    No4 - I like the pose but the subject is just too close to the top (her head) and bottom (her finger). I like to see just a little room.

    No5 - Again the harsh lighting is the dominant feature here and it looks a little over processed.

    No6 - Ii like the pose on this one however that hard shadow under the chin detracts from it. The light was just too strong I think. In the shade with a reflector to direct the light would have made a big difference.

    No7 - you know what I'm going to say :) Nice but harsh light again detracts.

    No8 - Isn't too bad however there's no detail in the hair and the shadow along her chin is not flattering.

    No9 - the subject needs to be separated from the backdrop. Her dark hair just blends in.

    No10 - I won't repeat myself but you know what I'd say. She looks a little uncomfortable.

    N011 - Not keen on this. Not enough light on the backdrop and harsh shadows.

    No12 - Like the red material although it does look a little oversaturated. The image shows her as a beautiful woman however you need some sort of hair light to provide separation from the backdrop.

    No13 - I actually quite like this one :) however i'd have liked it if she was more engaged with her subject (the guitar).

    No14 - The shadow on her leg detracts and the central composition doesn't work for me.

    Sorry I seem to have not commented well on these.

    Regards
    Jim

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    Ryan
    I know I was tough but I was trying to get you to see what I see as wrong with the images. Others may disagree but from getting a lot of critique myself I've started to see more of what is looked for in an image. There's a few that I like on the web site but 119 is a lot to l,ook at!

    I like the red image above. Really nice but do you see what I mean about no separation from the background? Same with the one with the guitar......

    Without going over all 119 images here's a few comments....

    Best not to shoot in bright sunlight. Find shade and use a reflector or use fill flash.

    Watch your histogram. Clipped highlights and shadows are bad. As are gaps left and/or right.

    Look at the images by the tree.... Some of these show under exposure (gap on the right).

    Back lighting is causing the face in a few to become underexposed. You need to add some exposure comp when dealing with this or again use flash or a reflector to put some light into the subjects face.

    Some of the B&W conversions lack contrast.

    Your black background images are nice (apart from the separation issue - a hair light would sort this) but the shadows on the white backgrounds bother me.

    Please note I'm not saying they are all bad. I think they could mostly be improved but just things to watch out for.

    Hope you see what I say and again, a beautiful girl...... I'm jealous!

    Cheers
    Jim
     
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    anyone else?
     

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