Outdoor portrait w/ an instrument

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  1. syphlix

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    Hey there -

    Had a little time the other day so made a friend sit around a while so I could take some shots.

    These were lit with a single light through a DIY Beauty Dish.

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    What do yall think?

    If you curious, you can check out my post on the shoot. There's a couple setup shots there as well...
     
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    The second feels a little dark on my screen, but I like the composition. I really like the first. Good job.
     
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    thanks jos!

    on the second one is the face/sky dark as well? or is the stuff on the sides?
     
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    Take away the ukelele and you've got some great shots. But the uke really clashs with the dark, ominous vibe of the lighting and grey sky.
     
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    lol i never even thought about that...
     
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    It's also the way he isn't making eye contact with the camera. He has this creepy M. Night Shymalan thing going on.
     
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    I like the pictures! #2 is a bit dark but that adds some realism and looks natural. And thanks for sharing the DIY link!
     
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    I prefer the first shot over the second, and i think the little guitar thingis kind of blending into the dark as well.. but good shots!
     
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    yeah im gonna say a little under exposed. but i love the uke!
     
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    i think i'd agree with the underexposed comment...

    i think i could have bumped the flash exposure 1/3 - 2/3 stop or so on these now that i look at it...
     
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    I was talking about the building and tree to the left. It all kind of blends together.
     

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