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Uiendha

By pptbudi
An answer to all comment on my previous upload, eye contact, and it was an huge prhotography event held at Bandung with 200 models or more and sooooooo many photographers, we do Rally 1 minutes each for every model and do photograph with many photographer next or behind or in front of me, so it's very less space and will hard to use zoom lenses in my opinion and also hard to find moment, just shot on model act as soon as they doing pose

Tags: Women Portraits and people

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mex 11 27 3 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2017 12:26PM
Hi, done 2 mods, very nice image to start with.
cheers Phil.

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pablophotographer 8 1.2k 351
19 Dec 2017 1:23PM
Budi, what can I say? You've nailed this one.
pablophotographer
p.s. It sounds like a busy-busy day and place. I would say try to keep your calm. Here I think a bit of space filled with rocks above her head could be given to the bottom of the frame so the button and the zip holder appear in full.
19 Dec 2017 3:27PM
Great composition!
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4018 Canada
19 Dec 2017 3:45PM
This is good work overall!

Tip, - when you use the cameras Portrait preset, it will produce a soft image, and since your lens is wide open that effect can be enhanced. Try to avoid presets.

I would crop to get her eye on a third; sharpen her eye, and lift exposure slightly.

Hair across the eye is usually something to be avoided, but I think theres so much covering that eye here that it can work. There are some stray hairs on the other side of the face than are easily cleaned up. Its small things like this that you can easily miss that make a difference.

Well done. Mod uploaded as per comments.


Regards



Willie
dudler Plus
16 893 1504 England
19 Dec 2017 8:07PM
Thank you for yoru response about the situation - it sounds awful.

In 1969, I went to a photo show in london, and didn't really get any good pictures, with fewer people around.

To get really good results, you need to be able to concentrate on the model - and she needs to be able to concentrate on you, as well. Otherwise, it is far, far too much of a lottery.
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2017 8:22PM
Not a good situation for any kind of decent photography. I tried a few and now avoid them like the plague. Thus in the circumstances you have done well technically but you have no chance to get any kind of rapport with the model and thus she comes over as a bit aloof and fed up.

A pose looking up the model's nose rarely is totally successful as the result is that aloofness. Head down a bit, maybe even looking out the top of the eyes, which gives a co effect.

Paul
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 582 England
19 Dec 2017 8:43PM
Yes, thank you for that extra information.
A very hectic atmosphere so it'd be very difficult to come away with many good shots. I think you realise that from your description!

So, not easy, but you've done well here.
The points made above are good and in a more controlled situation you'd have time to sort them.Despite those this would get some votes in the main Gallery.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2065 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2017 1:53PM
I'm a bit late and you have already received lots of very good advice.

I'll just add - looking at this up close, there is evidence of some fairly clumsy work on the face. Blow that area up and it's patchy, blotchy. (Look particularly at the nose and chin). Did you need to get rid of highlights perhaps?

Could we see the original file please?
Moira
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 9:14AM

Quote:Hi, done 2 mods, very nice image to start with.
cheers Phil.

Thank you very much for the lovely modification, deeply appreciate it
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 9:19AM

Quote:Budi, what can I say? You've nailed this one.
pablophotographer
p.s. It sounds like a busy-busy day and place. I would say try to keep your calm. Here I think a bit of space filled with rocks above her head could be given to the bottom of the frame so the button and the zip holder appear in full.

Thank you very much Pablo, it's just lucky shot 75% of my shot totally failed and missed focused even I use an Auto Focus lense Smile)), the model do the hard work, I just decide +1 or -1 from 0 metering mode before taking shot cause want to have clear eyes and sharp focus an sharp as possible with this wide lenses
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 9:19AM

Quote:Great composition!
Thank you very much Smile
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 9:27AM

Quote:This is good work overall!

Tip, - when you use the cameras Portrait preset, it will produce a soft image, and since your lens is wide open that effect can be enhanced. Try to avoid presets.

I would crop to get her eye on a third; sharpen her eye, and lift exposure slightly.

Hair across the eye is usually something to be avoided, but I think theres so much covering that eye here that it can work. There are some stray hairs on the other side of the face than are easily cleaned up. Its small things like this that you can easily miss that make a difference.

Well done. Mod uploaded as per comments.


Regards



Willie


Thank you very much, I also like the version of modification that being made and yes on widest aperture also little bit heavy vignetting which I like it very much for the portrait result so It's better to use standar or vivid mode preset ? and I still got any chance to do retouching yet, cause converting from RAW to JPEG already took long time, so I tried to do combination between WB, ISO, Flash, exposure compensation, Color profile preset and shutter speed. Thank you very much Willie
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 9:33AM

Quote:Thank you for yoru response about the situation - it sounds awful.

In 1969, I went to a photo show in london, and didn't really get any good pictures, with fewer people around.

To get really good results, you need to be able to concentrate on the model - and she needs to be able to concentrate on you, as well. Otherwise, it is far, far too much of a lottery.

Agree with you, very very uncomfortable to took picture and honestly almost 75% of my shoot very worse on focus even using AF-S lenses and the burst mode give little bit luck for me. Thank you very much
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 9:35AM

Quote:Not a good situation for any kind of decent photography. I tried a few and now avoid them like the plague. Thus in the circumstances you have done well technically but you have no chance to get any kind of rapport with the model and thus she comes over as a bit aloof and fed up.

A pose looking up the model's nose rarely is totally successful as the result is that aloofness. Head down a bit, maybe even looking out the top of the eyes, which gives a co effect.

Paul

Thank you very much Paul, just capturing model hard work at limited time I had and from the burst shot that I have took, I think this one is the most decent to upload
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 9:38AM

Quote:Yes, thank you for that extra information.
A very hectic atmosphere so it'd be very difficult to come away with many good shots. I think you realise that from your description!

So, not easy, but you've done well here.
The points made above are good and in a more controlled situation you'd have time to sort them.Despite those this would get some votes in the main Gallery.

Thank you very much, should I reupload for main gallery or something ? or it's automatically at main gallery already ?
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 9:40AM

Quote:I'm a bit late and you have already received lots of very good advice.

I'll just add - looking at this up close, there is evidence of some fairly clumsy work on the face. Blow that area up and it's patchy, blotchy. (Look particularly at the nose and chin). Did you need to get rid of highlights perhaps?

Could we see the original file please?
Moira

Thank you very much Moira, sure I took screen shot by phone and try to describe it in modification section and I also can sent you the RAW file if you want to Smile
dudler Plus
16 893 1504 England
23 Dec 2017 11:19AM
The problem is not jsut the pressure to shoot fast - it's the distraction for hte model of having a horde of people pointing cameras at her.

Almsot a guarnatee of a high proportion of poor shots - these days, I simply don't try to shoot at such events, unless the model is looking bored because nobody is shooting or talking to her.

A good test is whether you can have a coherent conversation with the model. If there's nto time and space for that, there probably isn't time or space for good pictures....
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 11:37AM

Quote:The problem is not jsut the pressure to shoot fast - it's the distraction for hte model of having a horde of people pointing cameras at her.

Almsot a guarnatee of a high proportion of poor shots - these days, I simply don't try to shoot at such events, unless the model is looking bored because nobody is shooting or talking to her.

A good test is whether you can have a coherent conversation with the model. If there's nto time and space for that, there probably isn't time or space for good pictures....

aah, so you also been on this situation and yes I drag one model because very less people taking pics of her and I do little bit chat with her before taking pic and also glad that she want to make pose with different position cause I'm not good at directing how model should doing pose, I remember you already give a video link for me to learn about model posing but at field it's poof all gone, hehehehe, I will upload it in moment
dudler Plus
16 893 1504 England
23 Dec 2017 2:19PM
I've seen and commented on the new upload - the time you spent was well worth it, as it's so much more relaxed than this shot.

The more effort and time you put in, the better the results.

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