Beach Sunset

jonh68jonh68 Major grinsRegistered Users Posts: 2,711 Major grins
edited October 14, 2014 in Go Figure
These were shot with a D700/85 1.8 and fuji x100s. I had envisioned how I was going to shoot this but my flash decided to go swimming before the the first shutter press so it was too tired to do anything more after the dunk. She has sensitive eyes so it was mostly backlit. I probably pushed the limits of highlight and shadow recovery too much but it was a good exercise in adapting to what I had. These were some of her favorites.

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Comments

  • AlexSharkAlexShark Canonizer Registered Users Posts: 198 Major grins
    edited October 13, 2014
    Love the flair in #3 and really like #7. I'd relook at the #7 conversion process, the skin tone appears bumpy. This usually happens when the Blue channel is out of whack -- it always causes too high contrast on skin tones. One of the ways of dealing with it is to apply moderate gaussian blur just to the channel itself. It's also easy simply turn down blue and cyan during conversion, if you are using Lightroom or PS for that purpose.

    Again, to those who are B&W conversion fanatics (like myself) Alien Skin Exposure is THE tool: http://www.alienskin.com/exposure/

    No, I don't get paid by them, I just used it since 2006 in most prints.

    The series is well conceived. I think the only downside is the rather static facial expression. She needs to be talked through the shoot, or even better -- she needs to talk, ask her to tell you a story. I had a similar problem last Friday; I handled it poorly, and most of the photos are not cool at all.
    Photography is about what does not meet the eye
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  • jonh68jonh68 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,711 Major grins
    edited October 13, 2014
    Thanks for the tips on the BW conversions. For as facial expression goes, she chipped her tooth so is self conscious about her smile at the moment. She was actually laughing and smiling through the process but didn't want to smile while taking pics. I kind of like the static look for these kind of shots though, leaves a bit of mystery to what the person is thinking since there isn't any mystery for the body.
  • AlexSharkAlexShark Canonizer Registered Users Posts: 198 Major grins
    edited October 13, 2014
    Ah! The tooth! Woulda looked awesome for Halloween...
    Photography is about what does not meet the eye
    Be my guest: Alex Braverman Photography
  • jonh68jonh68 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,711 Major grins
    edited October 14, 2014
    AlexShark wrote: »
    Ah! The tooth! Woulda looked awesome for Halloween...

    We may have one more collaborative effort this week so I'll try to get at least a smirk out of her for the shoot.
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