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Studio shots (first attempt).
show user profile  StevegeK
Hey guys!

Already posted some in my photo topic but since that is called "insects macro" I thought it would be appropriate to create a new one.

StevegeK got himself a STUDIO! Awesome!

2 lights (lumen 8 F400's) and a background support system.
So far 2 pieces of paper 1.35m wide but I want a 2.7m wide thingy...

Anyway the pics!:

I'm 100% new to studio work, I downloaded e-books and a dvd on studio lighting..... so I expect (and would love to receive) many comments...

For me right now it's all:
Let's learn! :D

But DAMN it's fun. :)

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3/16/2009 9:49:03 AM (last edit: 3/16/2009 9:49:03 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Really nice. There's some great shots in there. I declare your studio a success!

I'd be interested to know which e-books you read.

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3/16/2009 11:17:53 AM (last edit: 3/16/2009 11:17:53 AM)
show user profile  StevegeK
Drop me a line NC I'll mail you the list of which I have. :)

Now I also gotta read 'm..... xD

Thanks for the compliment! :)

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3/16/2009 12:33:04 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 12:33:04 PM)
show user profile  npcph
they look good. i'm not a photographer at all, but it looks like the faces in pic 3 and 4 are a little washed out. it seems to loose some of the detail. Pic 4 more then pic 3 though.

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3/16/2009 12:40:55 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 12:40:55 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
hey, they're good!. showing a great talent there Stevo.


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3/16/2009 1:48:04 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 1:48:04 PM)
show user profile  MrBurns
You're talking about yourself in third person. MrBurns finds that weird!
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3/16/2009 2:51:06 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 2:51:06 PM)
show user profile  StevegeK
Stevegek think Mr Burns is weird.

He he he.

It's a bit kiddy language..... no really! We think it is.

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3/16/2009 2:54:24 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 2:54:24 PM)
show user profile  Dmaxer
some good shot there dude , well done :)

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3/16/2009 2:56:22 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 2:56:22 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
quality is very nice
composition not so much
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3/16/2009 3:11:21 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 3:11:21 PM)
show user profile  StevegeK
Why's that Seth?

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3/16/2009 3:37:07 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 3:37:07 PM)
show user profile  Bobbyboy
I find that diagonal shots are something I also find myself doing a lot when i shoot, but the thing is they are off putting, it works sometimes, but more often than not is unnecessary and just looks kinda of weird. I think it is natural to try and do as it fits more of the subject in the frame and something hard to get out of the habit of.

Apart from that, the shots are nicely lit and look great
keep it up

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3/16/2009 4:55:42 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 4:55:42 PM)
show user profile  Mashedpot8er
Hiya Steve. Piccies are looking great. I got a few tips for you. Well mostly just a lighting tip. When you position your key light on female subjects in particular ( more fussy about being flattered ) Try to do it so that the light is coming from the shortest side of the face. This throws the largest area of skin into shadow and produces a more flattering light. If you get the angle about 45 degrees up in the air you can light the eye and a little triangle of skin under the eye on the shadow side.

Like this,%20Rembrandt%20van%20Rijn%20(vraagteken).jpg

It's by far the best sort of lighting for most people. If you want to look it up its called rembrandt lighting after the way the painter rembrant mostly did his lighting. Its very easy to do too. looking good though. Want to see more :)

oooh, 1 more thing. My old boss, who is a multi award winning portrait photographer taught me the little saying........... C.L.E.P.S.


Use it as a little checklist when setting up a shot if you have time :)

Cad Monkey

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3/16/2009 5:24:21 PM (last edit: 3/16/2009 6:09:54 PM)
show user profile  Setherial
well don't get me wrong, I love the stuff you shoot, you're very talented and I wish I had your skill with a camera but most of these just don't work. Maybe because here in a studio you took your time and maybe you're better when you shoot fast and natural. I guess it's just all about trying out new stuff, if it doen't work, no big deal right?
As for the shots Bobbyboy already pointed out you should have more variation, a full set of angled shots comes over as awkward.

first shot: good, this one works for me.
second one: no comment

then it starts, the 3th one is a nice subject but you pushed too much of her into one frame, it lacks breathing space for lack of a better term.
After the 3th shot it is the combination of shots that ruins it for me, 3 shots, same angle, it starts to bother me more with each shot.

Then you have the dude with the brotha T-Shirt, looks like his bending over a bit towards the camera, not very appealing. Makes me wonder if he's thinking about taking a dump.

next one is boring, not natural, the guy just tries to be macho.

Last on is nice, shows emotion.



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3/17/2009 2:15:49 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 2:15:49 AM)
show user profile  StevegeK
Thanks! Now that's usefull stuff. Hope during the next shoot I can fix these things and will try some new stuff. :)

Will remind the cleps and see if working with it improves my stuff, cant see how it wouldnt haha. :)

Bobbyboy and Seth
Thanks for these comments, will try to incorporate some more variation and make it look more natrual.

Much to learn, much to look forward too!

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3/17/2009 2:28:57 AM (last edit: 3/17/2009 2:28:57 AM)
show user profile  inxa
Great pics there steve

Your a great photographer :)

mail me list as well :D gdrjoshi at gmail dot com

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3/22/2009 12:31:12 AM (last edit: 3/22/2009 12:31:12 AM)
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