Discussion in 'People Photography' started by JimmyO, Feb 22, 2010.
Really good work. The lighting is usually spot on, and helps enhance the mood. The only one I don't like it the hands in front of the face. My favorite is the drawn smiley
You actually know how to shoot! 12 and 4 do look like throwaways...but the rest of them each have a little bit of something going on in them. I like your style and your eye.
A couple of keepers for sure, 7 and 13 specifically. #7 I'd blow up for a wall hanging, or at least a 5X7 for the fridge.
#3 is kinda blowing my mind.... how did you pull that off?
Thanks, Heres some others from the same setup as the hands one (under exposed i know)
We did some with the cat too
Again there were some others from there, but thanks
Zoomed during exposure to create the leading lines.
I love (most of) these. Your lighting is awesome! How much of the lighting is in post?
I dont do tooo much in post. The most edited picture there was the first in which i did a good amount of work to to get the edgy feel. What takes a 30 seconds to fix lighting wise while shooting would take a god 10 minutes to (attempt) to fix in post, thats why it makes sense to get it right the first time. Needless to say lighting is what makes these pics what they are. I have 3 speelights and 2 monolights although most of these are 2-3 lights each.
The two at the wall are good. They are *technically* underexposed, but I think it benefits them creatively. If these were "properly" exposed they would be boring. A lot of people are technically oriented, and I think it takes away a certain opportunity. I like them dark. I like the fist, but I think a total B&W is never quite as interesting as a strong desaturation... a little color is nice, however subtle.
Good work, keep sharing please.
Word thanks man. I agree about the underexposure. I like them the way they are but ive gotten alot of **** about them being to dark
Ill throw some more up here as none of them deserve their own thread
Makes me realize i should prolly make a thread for my action stuff as thats what the majority of what i shoot is. I wish i could shoot portraits more. Year and a half till im out of high school and actually start pursueing an eduction in real photograph.
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