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A couple from a photoshoot
« on: June 23, 2017, 12:57:44 AM »
At the end of last month we went to the annual photographic gathering of all clubs in Victoria and one of the events was a photoshoot.  It is always a fight as there are numerous shooters.  Outdoors in natural light of course and no chance to use reflectors or such.  Even elbows (on fellow shooters) are frowned upon :grin: ........john
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Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 09:11:52 AM »
They work well, the light is sufficient to give depth without hard shadows.

Looks like it was a 'steampunk' theme :)
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Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 01:37:17 PM »
I like the first. I'm sure this was beyond your control but because the image of her is so busy with detail I think the photo would be better if the background were much simpler.
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Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 05:27:21 PM »
The first for me also. Steampunk theme, yes it looks to be, especially with the Gun in the first  :D
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Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 11:32:08 PM »
Thanks guys.  Nothing I could do about the background Douglas.  The 70-300G on the A99 was at 200mm and Alice was sufficiently away from the background bushes to blur them out.  The problem was light- She was in shade but there was light on the background which required a bit of work.

I put both in last month's club "Open" subject matter comp as a colour print and mono print.  The colour gained a HC and the Mono third place.....john
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Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 12:04:15 AM »
Well congratulations on the successes in the club open. The images certainly deserve it.
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Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 01:08:10 AM »
nice.  love to have an opportunity to do something like this,   ill have to suggest it to our camera club,  but being small it may not be a possiblity, unless we can combine with other close by camera clubs
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Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 02:46:00 AM »
Thanks Douglas and Brian.
Brian our club has a set of strobes and backdrop.  We used to have a model shoot under "studio" conditions once a year as a few of us could go early and set-up and then go back the next morning and put the gear away.
We outgrew one hall and then the next was demolished.  Our latest digs are nice but we cannot get in to set-up and then leave until next day as the hall is required.
It is good fun and you always learn but we cannot complain.
Last year I took myself to a studio where the manager arranged the lighting and booked a model. I have an image in from the shoot for portraits this month and may post it later...... john
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Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 09:36:04 AM »
John, over the last couple of years a new design of softboxes has become popular, where they have an internal 'umbrella' mechanism, making them much quicker to set up / take down than traditional 'rod' based designs.
Where you are in a situation such that any 'studio' is a temporary set up, the difference between taking 10 minutes to assemble a softbox and 2 minutes to assemble a softbox soon adds up , so it might be worth your club looking at that sort of thing.

Video of the Lencatra Profold (example of a decent quality quick fold softbox)

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Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2017, 10:13:57 PM »
For Douglas,

If you look at the mono, the judge told me that her chest was brighter than her face and needed half a stop of darkening and had it been done, it would have gained first place.
A warning to me to look critically on where is the brightest spot and where does your eye go.  :wink:  ....john
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Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2017, 10:47:15 PM »
I suppose on some sort of highly professional level it might be so but it seems to me the judge was looking for something to complain about.
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Re: A couple from a photoshoot
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2017, 02:54:33 AM »
John, I REALLY like the first one. VERY nicely done, from the exposure and pose to the post processing.

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