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The Boys

By WelshKiwi  
OK.

On Friday I did my VERY FIRST studio shoot.

Go on, tell me what you really really think.

I would actually like to learn from this as its something I really enjoyed doing and would like to do more.

Sorry Ive not been around much, most of you will know the reason why.

Tags: Portraiture Studio General Boys Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
31 Aug 2008 6:54PM
Tell you what, Lee, if these were my boys, I'd be more than happy to hang this on the wall.

Really like the use of the frame as a prop, the fact they are both wearing similar, but different, outfits and the poses.

I'd be very happy with this one - wish I could vote Smile

Fran x

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banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3465 Canada
31 Aug 2008 6:54PM
Looks quite good to me


W
digipix76 9 577 England
31 Aug 2008 7:00PM
I think you did a great job. Smile just do your own thing and enjoy doing it.


Ian
31 Aug 2008 7:03PM
This looks very professional, I agreem with fran_ash, the frame makes a great prop. Well done. Tracey
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
31 Aug 2008 7:07PM
Nicely done for a first attempt missus. I'd be tempted to adjust the light grey flooring to white though and maybe go for a slightly higher key look. A slight CC rotation too to straighten things up a little possibly.

Pose looks good though!!! Smile
G73photography 10 417 15 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 7:10PM
good studio shot, and the frame gives the image more interest and also links the two subjects via the frame, the image looks a little slanted to the rhs unless is the way theyre standing, and a little bit more exposure in the young man standing up, apart form that, a good shot, G
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
31 Aug 2008 7:12PM
Thanks guys, more to come from this shoot but this was the first (of 250 Wink )

Paul, the floor was all white but Eifion just told me that I had not set my lights correctly and what I could have done to get that more higher key look.

Hopefully the ones I post in days to come will be an improvement as Eifion did end up helping me with the lights and camera settings.

The poses are all mine though Wink and thats what gained me the most fun Smile
CC 8 51 Wales
31 Aug 2008 7:12PM
I quite like the subtle grey tinge - helps the boys (shirts) to stand out from the background - but it might be interesting to try adjusting. Love the use of the frame. Well done...
sut68 Plus
12 2.0k 76 England
31 Aug 2008 7:26PM
Mod posted for you m'dear ... you don't have to touch the shirts or the overall levels of the shot either and it'll take you 5 minutes to sort using the dodge tool set to highlight and a very low stregth Smile
Hanners Plus
10 875 10 Ireland
31 Aug 2008 7:28PM
the pose is good, I like the use of the frame. An anticlockwise rotation by just a tad wil help and a slight chop of the bottom. They look like they are a bit close to the back lights as there is some bleaching but for a first shot in a studio it 's a cracker. Well done you Smile

EDIT: the composition that Paul has done is exactly what I meant, but not the white floor - it's too much and they look like they are floating in air, leave the floor as it is Smile
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
31 Aug 2008 7:31PM
WOW, I really really need to learn this photoshop lark Smile It makes such a difference.

I dont notice these things until they are pointed out and shown to me. Really appreciate it.

I love mods Smile

Im having some photoshop training soon so hopefully...... Wink

But as I said, I really enjoyed the day and loved composing the poses, maybe I should just be Eifion's artistic director lol Wink He has got some too so we will have a play off Smile

Lee Smile
sketch 9 1.5k United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 7:38PM
You done well kidda, really great first effort sweetie, the lighting comes with practise so just keep on going

sarah x
JONTHELENS 9 34 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 7:44PM
OK you want to know its RUBBISH.


Not really, its brilliant Love the poses and I like the frame idea.
The only thing about it is the lighting on the background and floor needs to be a bit more even, IMHO.

jon
cameracat 12 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
31 Aug 2008 9:03PM
Nice one Lee, Great first studio job, Agree with Sut68's suggestions, Just to tweak it up a tad, But Hey! a first studio job....Guess the nerves where a little rattled......Smile Studio work is harder than one realises......Sad

Vince
Bodiewil 8 46 Wales
31 Aug 2008 9:09PM
IT's awesome work you .....so well done

dave
KevSB 12 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 9:53PM
Cracker, lighting is spot on for me, nothing burnt out and good poses
this picture is absolutely delightful.
joolsb 11 27.1k 38 Switzerland
1 Sep 2008 7:24AM
Hmmmm, not half bad. Rather good, in fact. Me not being a studio person, I can't comment on the techy stuff but the pose is natural-looking and the proverbial 'white-cat-in-a-snowstorm' exposure is well handled. Nice!
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
1 Sep 2008 9:08AM
Thanks Everyone Smile

I found myself having to "Think" while doing this type of work, a lot harder than the landscapes and building images I normally take.

Hopefully if I go with Eifion often enough to the studio I will get better, I really love designing the compositions though.

Im just really happy that Ive got an opportunity to do all this sort of stuff now that Im a free agent Smile

Have a nice day guys and dolls, me Ive got a ton of quotes to do, brochures and leaflets to design, and magazines to send stuff to so Im a busy little administrator today not "Artistic Director" Smile

Lee Smile
Paul Morgan Plus
15 18.1k 6 England
6 Sep 2008 10:55PM
Not read much in the way of comments, not bad but a little too much forground floor. I would lighten just a little but not bleach the floor and background out, a little depth helps.
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
8 Sep 2008 11:41AM
Thanks for the Mod Paul. I especially love the crop at the bottom.

Lee Smile
User_Removed 12 17.9k 8 Norway
21 Sep 2008 1:24PM
Very good Lee. Agree re. the needed crop but my compliments here - excellent stuff.
Chriscj 10 96 1 England
3 Oct 2008 3:35PM
Be careful you don't loose the shadows on the ground too.



Chris

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