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I'm afraid HDR effects in portraits only work where the unreal 'hyper-realism' is used for an abstraction of intent - the technique draws attention to itself. I don't think it's all that appropriate here where something more naturalistic would have been gentler and more intimate.
Goes without saying, it's just my opinion - nothing wrong with the execution.
yes im finding this effect when shooting people.. is a love and hate ordeal.. there is no middle road where people kind of like but isnt sure lol
I would never guess this look would work with any kind of glam work at all.. its not something i would try and sell anyone on for a glam look at all.. but yesterday it got me 2 wedding shoots and today a 3rd one..
people seem to love it.. they say they are sick of the everyday wedding look thats been going on for years and years.. lol
but I have also talk to one future bride and she hated the look even on lanscapes..
so at this point i can understand how elvis must have felt when he hit the stage lol the young people loved him shaking his butt and the older crowd was not ready for a change they love the comfort zone they have been in for years.. and the 3 wedding shoots i have are 21 up to 23 year old brides.. and the bride that hated the look is 42 years old lol
so if the client is willing to pay me for it and loves it I guess i will be doing it lol
you will have to call them marmite shots !
Quote: You will have to call them marmite shots !
lol what does marmite mean?
they say you love it or hate it.here
I think the shot is great, something different. I can see why you are getting the bookings,
PS I'm well past 21
Liked this when I saw the thumbnail, even better larger, (and I am over 70).
Love it and I'm way over 21. Don't think its always an age thing. Some people like fords some like chevs. Some like apples some like oranges. I've happened to like your work months ago when I first seen it and for me it works in a lot of situations. Not saying that I don't like the old fashioned way either. .......
I think the way you process your shots is extremely effective. It gives all your people pictures a special quality that sets them apart. It looks a bit surprising at first applied to wedding shots but I can see your pictures being treasured and displayed years after more conventional ones have been hidden away in the albums.
Keep doing what you are doing with the delicate touch you have shown so far and I bet you will have a lot of very happy customers.
wow thank you for all the great comments..
and I hope no one thinks I was singling out older people .. because im pushing 50 years old myself lol
If it sells don't knock it!
I'm sure there are people who like this treatment and it certainly makes you stand out from the crowd... nothing wrong with a bit of differentiation.
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