My Recent Shoots

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  1. Bobman

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    Thank you guys for your valuable comments. I agree with some that the background abit too distracting, 3rd out of focus(I guess mainly caused by hand shake)...

    metroshane, thanks and I hope I can learn a thing or two from you guys in here.

    cannonrebel, I started my photography hobby on the 24 Sep 2003 (black/white) and doing studio photography only 15 Feb 2004. Thus, I have alot more to learn, so don't spare me and hit me with your frank remarks and comments. I can take them.... :)

    I have no professional training, I have no regrets..... hahahahhahaha

    Thank you....


     
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    Please give your frank comments with no mercy....thank you

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    Bobman, when you're viewing movies (especially drama movies), do you observe the varied lighting techniques. When the camera pans into a closeup bust or full-face, more often than not the lighting technique will be the classic rembrandt. One side will be well lit while only a triangular highlight will be placed on the cheek of the dark side of the face. The lighting ratio between the lit side and the dark side will vary according to how dramatic the producer wanted the scene to be.

    When I'm watching movies, I'm always looking for repeditive lighting situations. If you're interrested in composing scenes, the old reruns of Bonanza are interresting.

    How important is hairlight, anyway
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    Do you shoot scenics as well as you shoot studio? Do you have scenics to submit?
     
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    I was never a fan of hair lights unless the person had dark hair on a dark background. I think it's fine. But it might be more professional (there's a line you have to watch for. But as I always say, do whatever the client (interview/employer, art director, model, photo editor) wants, even if the client is yourself) to have more light on the hair.

    I like the lightning in both. Again, good stuff! :)

    The posses are good too. The second one's hands sort of bother me. It's not exactly feminine (see her left hand thumb is sticking out? It makes it looks like that's her only finger. try it like the right hand, but make both hand poses more symmetrical, know what I'm trying to explain?). The crease/bump in her shirt bothers me. That's me. I'm picky but not a perfectionist.

    I worked in a small crappy cheap family portrait studio and there’s ll these things I learnt to pick up on (mostly with poses), and I’m glad that I begin to see them more now and I can pick up other things in my work.
     
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    Yep....I have a Duane Eddy signature 6120. A hemi truck (which replaced a mustang 5.0). Check out my website in my profile and my interest are very clear.


    Bobman, here's my next critique....it seems you are interested in the fashion side...so you really need to work with two things.
    1. A makeup artist
    2. Real models.

    These girls ARE very attractive...but they aren't models. I know models get a lot of crap for being dumb or whatever...but professionals are just that. They know what looks sexy and how to pose and "make love" to the camera.
     
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    I forgot to mention that half of the work if not more is the model. She has to know how to place herself (like the left hand thumb I was mentioned above) because you'll be starring at her forever trying to place her exactly 'perfect' and that will make her uncomfortable.

    I noticed in my studio that I was taught to look carefully how these people were posing to look for their clothes and especially hands and hair because they don't know what they're doing, but I do.

    So when I went to have my portraits done with my boyfriend I knew not to put my hand over his shoulder so only a few fingers would be showing and/or my hand would look masculine/large (but I did it anyway because I didn’t care, I just didn’t want to fall off ;)). I also paid attention to the way my sleeves hung. I looked like I was flying trying to get them straight ;)

    I want to see more! You have good images.
     
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    Thank you very much for all your comments and suggestions and tips. I really enjoy in this forum. Well, as I am still new to studio photography, I will keep learning.

    metroshane, I agree with you. First the makeup is not there and she is in fact a model maybe it is me who screw up the pose. But I will be careful next time about the pose..... :)

    canonrebel, thank you for suggestion about the hair light example. I will try again this Sunday with hair light. I don't really do scenic photography. But I like street photography in black n white. Maybe I can post a few next week about my country scene. Mostly high rise buildings and very little nature.

    photong, thank you for your encouragement. I will post more to share and learn from all of you..

    Cheers

    Bobman
     

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