Skweekie Presents.....Kayla #8 (1st Home Studio Shots)

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  1. SkWeEkiE

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    Well as the title says, I took these shots in my living-room with a black sheet thumb-tacked to the ceiling, and two black sheets on the floor.

    My only PP was WB correction and USM in CS2 (shot in RAW)

    Please give me some C&C so i can learn from my many mistakes :)
    Enjoy:

    1. Should have clonned out the bra, and the back of her necklace :(
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    2. PP on her armpit. Also i feel she looks like an amputee
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    3. Innocent? (I know her foot looks REALLY strange)
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    4. Always nice to have some fun :p
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    The first 3 are quite nice, the lighting looks spot on and the black BG works well. The last one? LOL Well, its uh, interesting! LOL Nice work!
     
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    I like #3. I'm not a big fan of "glamour" poses . . . they seem to be really, really demanding of both model and photographer. It's hard to envision this young woman striking these poses in the real world . . . and I think the lighting and clothing miss on the glamour front. Your model has a lovely figure. I'd look for a pose to highlight her figure as you'd see her in a more natural environment.
     
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    Thanks for the response! Yeah, #4 was just her joking around and having some fun :p
    Thanks for the comment! Yeah, i am not much of a "glamour" person myself, but i find when using a "studio" style setting/setup it is hard to get Natural poses and such.....

    We were mainly just experimenting to see if my living-room was big wnough to shoot in! And thanks to my new Tamron 10-200mm lens, YES i have enough room!

    -cheers :)
     
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    What light sources did you use?
     
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    Nice shots, but don't do it for me. I prefer more natural shots. These look obviously posed. I suppose it depends what area you are in or wish to focus on photographically.
     
  7. SkWeEkiE

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    nameless cheapies from eBay.

    100w strobe
    60w model light
    slave sensor (30ft)
    umbrella
    soft box
    stand
    --came in a set of 2 for $100 incl. shipping!

    They do a decent job for me right now, but i know they aren't that great in general. once i get further in school, i'll be investing some money in new lights!
    would it be strange if the pictures also don't work for me either? :afro: YES these were all posed... but i was mainly looking to see if i would be able to light my subject properly, with the limited space in my living roon :)

    I appreciate your comment! Thanks!
     
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    Hey -- if you happen to remember the seller's name, or can find them on ebay again to let me know (item #) -- I'd be interested in seeing!

    Right now fancy lights are not in my budget - but I'd love something simple to just take photos of my kids at home so I can stop giving money to the portrait studios in the mall!!!!
     
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    I like what you have done here, Also the last shot was cool. Like everyone else and yourself I don't think it would make the cover of FHM but she is nice to look at. I have nevr used studio lights but it looks to me you got what you needed.
     
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    This might sound cheesy, but study up on some of the classic Roman poses, and try those with your next model shoot. I think you might be pleasantly suprised...
     
  11. SkWeEkiE

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    When i purchased the lights, they came in in a pack like i mentioned above. 2 of everything.... here is a link (all i could find now) to just ONE LIGHT, but i am sure you can search around for the exact deal i got: (i have 4 lights, 2 are 110w with the 60w model lamp, and the other 2 are the ones i provided in the link. If you just go to search, and type in "studio Strobe" you'll see lots of results! thats how i found the ones i use now :))
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    Yep! Def enough to light my subjects the way id like :) thanks

    not cheesy at all! thanks for the tip :)
     

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