Pull backs....lets have some!

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  • jpcjpc bokeh junkie Registered Users Posts: 840 Major grins
    edited August 16, 2011
    Gotcha, thanks for clarifying.
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited August 18, 2011
    Some wanted to know about the cart I used. It is not my idea but stolen from many others. Just added two boxes to hold items. Get the largest wheels you can find and make one of the boxes large enough to hold your light. It is so much easier to get to the site if you light modifer and light unit are not mounted to the stand but tucked away.


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  • HinsonHinson Major grins Registered Users Posts: 219 Major grins
    edited August 18, 2011
    Thanks for the pull-back on the stand. I wish I would have had something like that when I was doing a lot of location shooting. Would have made life a whole lot easier. :)
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  • GringriffGringriff Major grins Registered Users Posts: 340 Major grins
    edited August 18, 2011
    Thanks Charles for the cart photos. I have been trying to figure out something like this.
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  • Ray DauphinaisRay Dauphinais Innocent Bystander Registered Users Posts: 92 Big grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    In my new studio from a Fred and Ginger shoot:

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    Resulting images:
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  • HinsonHinson Major grins Registered Users Posts: 219 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    Great shot but I think the main image on the composite could have used a bit more headroom and less white space at the bottom. Other than that, excellent work posing, lighting, and post-processing
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  • Ray DauphinaisRay Dauphinais Innocent Bystander Registered Users Posts: 92 Big grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    Hinson wrote: »
    Great shot but I think the main image on the composite could have used a bit more headroom and less white space at the bottom. Other than that, excellent work posing, lighting, and post-processing

    Thank you for the comments. Ken was doing what he called a 'snapback' step. I was trying to capture the 'pulling away' feel. You can see my normal style of composition in the other images.
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  • HinsonHinson Major grins Registered Users Posts: 219 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    Ken was doing what he called a 'snapback' step.

    'snapback'? Swing/hand dancing?
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  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Porter Ranch, CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 4,586 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    RKD....

    Great shots. Is that a paper BG you're using? Also, how do you like that BG shovel reflector? I've been eyeballing it for a bit but not sure about it.
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  • Ray DauphinaisRay Dauphinais Innocent Bystander Registered Users Posts: 92 Big grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    Hinson wrote: »
    'snapback'? Swing/hand dancing?

    We were doing a take on Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Annie went to change outfits and Ken starting dancing to the music.
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  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    Very, very cool work. Can't wait to get home and see them on a real monitor instead of
    A phone.
  • Ray DauphinaisRay Dauphinais Innocent Bystander Registered Users Posts: 92 Big grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    RKD....

    Great shots. Is that a paper BG you're using? Also, how do you like that BG shovel reflector? I've been eyeballing it for a bit but not sure about it.

    Not paper but a 27 foot long by 12 foot wide piece of vinyl flooring painted flat white.
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    Additional images of my studio space here: http://www.creativeconceptdfw.com/about-the-studio-space/studio-images/

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  • divamumdivamum Major grins Registered Users Posts: 9,021 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    In awe of this dance set bowdown.gif - seriously fantastic. Thanks for the pullbacks! thumb.gif

    PS your studio is bigger than my entire house rolleyes1.gif
  • divamumdivamum Major grins Registered Users Posts: 9,021 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    Charles, where did you get that textured brick backdrop/panel? That is EXACTLY the kind of thing I"ve looked for for ages, but no go; most I've seen are flat/printed, and with brick I find that doesn't quite work because the texture usually has small shadows.... without them it looks fake.
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    divamum wrote: »
    Charles, where did you get that textured brick backdrop/panel? That is EXACTLY the kind of thing I"ve looked for for ages, but no go; most I've seen are flat/printed, and with brick I find that doesn't quite work because the texture usually has small shadows.... without them it looks fake.


    Diva,

    Lowes and two sheets of brick panneling. Added some drywall mud and then an off color paint over the mud to give it some age. About $50.00 total I think.
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    RKD , please post more with your pullbacks. These are wonderful especially on a real monitor.

    Others please post your work and pullbacks. You only get better by putting yourself out there for crits. At times yes you might need a thick skin but your got to hear what your mistakes are to correct them. No matter where you are in this art form we still make mistakes so jump in. You will get better if you do this. It really makes you think next time before you release the shutter.
  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Porter Ranch, CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 4,586 Major grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    Hackbone wrote: »
    RKD , please post more with your pullbacks. These are wonderful especially on a real monitor.

    Others please post your work and pullbacks. You only get better by putting yourself out there for crits. At times yes you might need a thick skin but your got to hear what your mistakes are to correct them. No matter where you are in this art form we still make mistakes so jump in. You will get better if you do this. It really makes you think next time before you release the shutter.

    Charles,

    I'm getting my new softboxes this week. Thanks for the help on that, BTW. I will be practices some shots with my wife again for a project I was hired to do in a month or so... some Fitness Trainer shots for their website and advertising. I will need some help with that project so I will definitely post some pullbacks.
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  • Ray DauphinaisRay Dauphinais Innocent Bystander Registered Users Posts: 92 Big grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    divamum wrote: »
    In awe of this dance set bowdown.gif - seriously fantastic. Thanks for the pullbacks! thumb.gif

    PS your studio is bigger than my entire house rolleyes1.gif

    Thank you, I appreciate the compliment.
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  • Ray DauphinaisRay Dauphinais Innocent Bystander Registered Users Posts: 92 Big grins
    edited August 21, 2011
    Hackbone wrote: »
    RKD , please post more with your pullbacks. These are wonderful especially on a real monitor.

    Thank you kindly.

    Be careful what you ask for though, I try to pull back on most of my shoots so I can reproduce the setup if asked and for training classes I give at the studio.

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  • Ray DauphinaisRay Dauphinais Innocent Bystander Registered Users Posts: 92 Big grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    These:

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    From this:

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  • AndeeAndee Food Photography Lover Registered Users Posts: 123 Major grins
    edited August 22, 2011
    Wow those are terrific! You guys make me want my own Studio!
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited August 26, 2011
    As you've noticed by now in general portrature the set up is remarkably static. Just have to pose correctlly and try to get the light coming in over the front shoulder on a lady and get shading on the opposite side of the face to slim the face.

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    Changed bkg but same setup.

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    Same setup but added a kicker.

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    Same just changed bkg and added what the kids call a dead tree.

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    This time just a small main, Eyelighter and bkg lt.

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  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Porter Ranch, CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 4,586 Major grins
    edited August 26, 2011
    Charles,

    How far back from the subject is your BG?
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  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited August 26, 2011
    Your bkg should be as far away as possible. Generally my subjects are about 6ft away. On the grey it was more like 8 to 9.
  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Porter Ranch, CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 4,586 Major grins
    edited August 26, 2011
    Cool. I think I can manage 6' in my space. Not sure about 9 unless I use a short focal length or their should-up shots.
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  • 0scar990scar99 Big grins Registered Users Posts: 71 Big grins
    edited August 27, 2011
    Just wanted to say HI and thanks to the contributors in this thread. I've been lurking for some time now and very much enjoyed the information, so much so, I decided to join!
  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited August 27, 2011
    0scar99 wrote: »
    Just wanted to say HI and thanks to the contributors in this thread. I've been lurking for some time now and very much enjoyed the information, so much so, I decided to join!

    Great, now start posting and the learning begins!
  • Ray DauphinaisRay Dauphinais Innocent Bystander Registered Users Posts: 92 Big grins
    edited August 27, 2011
    This Behind the Scenes video show a bit of the setups for the Annie shoot I posted earlier.

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  • HackboneHackbone Always learning Registered Users Posts: 4,023 Major grins
    edited August 27, 2011
    Totally awesome!!!!!! Please more!
  • anonymouscubananonymouscuban Inner Tube Pilot Porter Ranch, CaliforniaRegistered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 4,586 Major grins
    edited August 29, 2011
    OK... here's one of mine. I took this yesterday with my new softboxes. Two gridded strip boxes behind, one large softbox in front just to camera right. I had to bring the levels up in post on this pullback shot because you couldn't see the front softbox.

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    Here is the result. I'm pretty happy. It's the first time I've ever used softboxes and the first time I've used a three light, low key setup like this:

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