T-Shirt Promo Shoot

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by DeepSpring, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. DeepSpring

    DeepSpring TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,451
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Some of you might have seen my post asking help for this shoot, and it is finally done. This was my first "real" photoshoot so I'd like to hear some feedback. It is for my bands newest (and only lol) t-shirt
    1
    [​IMG]
    2
    [​IMG]
    3
    [​IMG]
    4
    [​IMG]
    5
    [​IMG]
    6
    [​IMG]
    7
    [​IMG]
    8
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Nice work. #2, 3 & 4 are my favorite.

    They all have a kind of cool feel to them, with lots of contrast. I do think that the shadows are just a bit too dark though. But maybe that's part of the moody feel to it...which may go with the image of your band.
     
  3. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Messages:
    5,712
    Likes Received:
    260
    Location:
    In a black hole
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I also think the shadows are a tad dark, but no big deal. Technically, I think they're fine.

    But in my opinion, they're just boring? I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be looking at the shirts or the people. There is no real emphasis on either one. Maybe try some risky crops or tilts? I just think they need a little flare.
     
  4. DeepSpring

    DeepSpring TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,451
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I'll fix the shadows for what we put on our site.

    As far as the boring goes I think I just need to do this a few times and get a firm grasp of the basics and rules and then I can start breaking them and making it more fun

    Thanks for the replies
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Also, it looks like on #4 & #5...that you are focused on the wall, rather than on the model...and you DOF was not deep enough...so she is out of focus.
     
  6. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    5,346
    Likes Received:
    65
    Location:
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'm concerned about the sharpness. That's the biggest glaring negative to me on these. The concepts and poses are cool, and yes the shadows are too muddy, but the high contrast look works to an extent.
     
  7. DeepSpring

    DeepSpring TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,451
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    That's one of the biggest problems I have been facing recently. The focus dot seems to be on her face and in the view finder it looks to be in focus but so often when I see my pictures bigger on the screen they end up not being so in focus. For this I realized I didn't need to have such a shallow DOF because it's just a wall behind me nothing to blur or anything. But other times when I have a big aperture how can I look for that?
     
  8. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2003
    Messages:
    33,817
    Likes Received:
    1,811
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Perhaps you are focusing on her face...and then refocusing when you take the shot? What I do, is to focus on the subject's eyes, then recompose without letting the auto focus activate again. If you have the AF active with a half-press of the button (the standard) then you should be using single shot mode and making sure that the focus is locked before you recompose.

    On my cameras, I have the AF set to the * button, behind the release button...so I activate the AF with my thumb to focus, then I recompose and just press the shutter release.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
how to have a good poses for a tshirt promo
,

t shirt promo photoshoot