Pet Portraiture

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by One Sister, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. One Sister

    One Sister TPF Noob!

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    This is the kind of stuff we do. Our customers like it, but I've never had a photog's critique. I hope you don't mind if I post a few of these along the way, as I'm new to TPF. Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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    hmm.. This picture seems very grainy to me? Did you use a high ISO setting on this or something? Or was that the way the customers liked it?
     
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    f/16.0, 1/160, ISO-200

    Uh oh. One of my fears is that I see something that others don't or that I don't see what others do...uhhhh, no, my customers did not want a grainy portrait, but I'm not seeing the grainy-ness. Do you mean on the background? 'Cause NO, no one wanted or wants grain in my studio, unless it's background noise, which sometimes provides a little extra texture to a photo. I might provide some effects later for my taste, but not in this instance, for sure.

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
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    Yea, I see it too. It just looks like a lot of artifacts in the black background. Was this saved as a JPEG a few times?

    Other than that, it looks like a decent shot.
     
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    what are you using for lighting...
     
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    Would be even better if the collar was right-side-up!

    :) Beautiful Dane...
     
  7. One Sister

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    This one was only saved once as a jpg. I see what you mean, though. I just printed it again and there were way less artifacts, but still discernible. On the other hand the tiff looks great to me.

    Lighting: 1 AB B-1600 with 47" Octabox, 1 AB B-800 with Honeycomb grid and 1 SB 800 speed light pointed at a large reflector.

    Set Up: Key from subject is left of center. Hair light (B-800) is to the right of subject and slightly behind. Speed light is camera mounted.

    Thanks again for all the help.

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    the dogs collar is on upside down.
     
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    Cute face, but the wrinkled background ruins it for me.
     
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    must be a difference in monitor settings. I can barely see the wrinkles or the grain on either of my monitors, but it is visible. I run into this problem when I edit images with a black background. The background will look very dark and when I see it on another monitor you can see all my edits. Looks horrible.

    I think it's a great picture tho.
     

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