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  1. #11
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    I agree with Rooz you look like you definitely had a blast.
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    Finally got them sorted into my fav's now I just have to process them.

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    Here's the last lot from me. It's been a hard job selecting the very best of the photos -- the girls were very cooperative and we were shooting for several hours, so we took lots of photos. However, I don't want to bore you so here's the final ten. I've tried to avoid showing shots similar to DPR's.

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    I think both DPR and I learned a helluva lot from this shoot. First, pick models who have a wide range of costumes and wigs and interesting props! Second, we both found (when we started processing) that we had consistently underexposed when shooting under the strobes. I find this puzzling, as the photos looked great on my camera lcd. I was using centre-weighted and TTL metering. On the other hand, the shots we took outside in daylight were perfectly exposed. I must have had one or more of the flash settings on the camera incorrect.

    Third but not least is the power of post processing using Photoshop. I was able to get what I think are pretty decent results from the underexposed shots mainly by using the curves adjustment, and then fiddling at the margins for all the fancy effects. I'm particularly pleased with the high-key photos, which seem well-suited to fashion shots. They won't be to everyone's taste, but I like 'em! The fourth thing is...make sure your backdrop sheets are nicely ironed before you have to use them—it saves a lot of PP work!

    As usual, constructive comments are welcomed.
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    imho you've pushed the curves and the colour a bit too hard in the fist few of that last set les. i get that quirky and fun was the "topic" and it payed off well with you guys all having fun. but something to be said for the fact that the 3 strongest images are the least quirky. that is the 3rd shot and the last 2 shots. fantastic eye contact and very little to distract.

    DPR the 2nd shot in your last post is really badly and excessively processed. not sure what you were going for buddy.

    a suggestion for next time is to grab a reflector which really helps bouncing some light back up onto the face and get under the brim of those hats.
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    Thanks for the honest evaluation Rooz, I was trying to recover a shot where the flash didn't fire as I had no other viable shot of that part of the session. Have now removed it from my set and NJ can have Les' shot instead.

    I'm most of the way through processing now and will put the last of mine up tomorrow.
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  6. #16
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    DPR,
    You should make a photobook for the collection.
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    Rooz, thanks for the feedback. I know what you mean about pushing the levels too hard in the first two photos, but it was my intention to go for the 'arty', almost surreal look. Too often my photos are of the boring "this is the wife posing in front of an interesting sign" variety, and I wanted to try something completely different. I think I succeeded in that, at least!
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    Very much so Les, you have some corkers in that lot. I was also very impressed with the way you gave NJ clear direction on the day and put her at ease.
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    if that's what you were going for and you like it then just tell me to bugger off. lol
    in all seriousnous, that's what matters most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooz View Post
    if that's what you were going for and you like it then just tell me to bugger off. lol
    Being a gentleman of this parish and a knight of the realm, I could never bring myself to be so rude.

    I appreciate you took the time to comment. I really am receptive to different perspectives on my work, and how to improve it....I think.
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