Park Photo Shoot

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by camz, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. camz

    camz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,878
    Likes Received:
    284
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This was our most recent photoshoot and was done with all natural light at 10am in a local park. The objective of this shoot is a "natural colorful look". All C&C welcome.

    1
    [​IMG]

    2

    [​IMG]

    3
    [​IMG]

    4
    [​IMG]

    5
    [​IMG]

    6
    [​IMG]

    7
    [​IMG]

    8
    [​IMG]

    9
    [​IMG]

    10
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2009
  2. _rebecca_

    _rebecca_ TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Left Coast, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    These are fantastic. I love the colours and I think you achieved your objective. I especially like #1, 2, and 6! Did you use a fill flash or a reflector for these?

    In #8 I find the trike handlebars to be too bright, they pull my attention from her face, but I love the light so I'm not sure what could be done about that.
     
  3. Kcc

    Kcc TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Toronto, ON. Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    They are great! Specially the models you got, they know very well of what they are doing...1, 2, 5 and 10 are really nice. :thumbup: for the models!
     
  4. Breanna

    Breanna TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Excellent! Really like 3 and 7. 10 is the only one that I'm "eh" about. Gorgeous, gorgeous kids.
     
  5. camz

    camz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,878
    Likes Received:
    284
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks for the comments :D. No fill flash just reflectors sometimes. I think your right about #8, I think the whole picture might be a little blown out.

    Thanks KCC :thumbup:. These kids were awesome to shoot. We pretty much let them do their thing and we just shot away barely posing them. It was great.
     
  6. camz

    camz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,878
    Likes Received:
    284
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Appreciate the input Breanna :D. I was wondering what didn't do it for you in #10, was it the pose, composition ?
     
  7. HeY iTs ScOTtY

    HeY iTs ScOTtY TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    380
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    north west indiana
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    #2...lol love it
     
  8. rabhobbes

    rabhobbes TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Clearwater, FL
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    :thumbup::thumbup:

    And I really like the double-composition on #3 and 8. Looks cool!
     
  9. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,249
    Likes Received:
    5,009
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Well done. :thumbup:
     
  10. camz

    camz No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    1,878
    Likes Received:
    284
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks! his mom likes this candid shot too.

    Thanks for the comments! #3 is my personal favorite.

    Thanks KmH!
     
  11. doogan

    doogan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2009
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Surrey BC Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
  12. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    35,456
    Likes Received:
    12,797
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I do like the vibrant and colorful color palette you have, but the first and fourth photos are horizontal compositions for no apparent reason. In the top photo, the extremely out of focus tree does not advance the composition much to my eye, and the fourth shot, the one of the same little blond boy appears to have some serious, heavy background cloning that stands out. Same with the little girl on the tricycle-the cloning is obvious even at web size.

    Photo #4 really is not a good horizontal composition; his head is too close to the top of the frame,and the entire left hand side of the frame shows us nothing but your copyright stamp. I think cropping off the feet of both children on the brother/sister portrait,as well as the girl's foot in the first tricycle shot is something you ought to try not to allow to happen.

    Frames five and six are good examples of pictures that make absolute sense as vertical shots; frame 4 would have made a good vertical as well, but it makes a poor horizontal pose. I like frames 2, 6, and 7 quite a bit,and think those are the most refined poses you showed. I think had frame 1 been framed as a vertical, it would have paired very well with frame 6. I would rather see more of the child's body than the tree in frame 1; 6 corrects that by emphasizing the child,and minimizing the out of focus tree bark that dominates most of frame #1's entire left hand side.

    I hope this C&C doesn't come off as too harsh, but that's the way I was taught to pose and frame; horizontal portraits minimize the size of the sitter's features, and almost invariably a horizontal shot becomes an "environmental" portrait since it shows so many degrees of view. In frames 2 and 7 and 10, there's an actual "need" to orient the camera horizontally, and those poses all make sense and are sound poses. Frames 1 and 4 are shown as horizontals, but the situations and the amount of the subject shown are poorly-suited to horizontal framing. I think if you can fully comprehend what I am trying to say here, you could elevate your posing and framing up several notches just by trying to look at some of the 'secrets' of people photography and eliminating what are called "incomplete poses" and "amputations".
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
doing park photo shoots
,

how to do park photo shoot

,
photoshoot at a park
,
photoshoot in the park