Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Chadwise, Feb 4, 2009.
A few shots I did with the artistic producer, Keith Pike, of Theatre St. John's. C&C always welcome.
NICE JOB.. i really like the first 2
#1 is the best in this set IMO, good exposure and interesting pose
#2 great idea but poor execution, it is out of focus and a bit over exposed. If you had turned his head slightly right that nose shadow would have connected with shaddow falling on the left side of his face producing a nice high contrast rembrand lighting
#3 nice lighting on the subject, but your eye goes to the area of greatest contrast and that is those vertical lighs in the back. Also, a little bit too much whites showing in his eyes, either get him to turn his head a little bit more to the left without showing his right ear or get him to make his eyes follow the line of his nose. Also, since you are shooting wide, be aware of body parts that are closer to the camera, like his left hand, they always appear much larger in proportion to the rest of the body. It is not too bad here as the majority of it is cut off.
#4 is slightly over exposed and I am not liking the spillage of light on his left eye. Turn his head slighty left to get full split lighting and maybe drag the shutter to expose the backround a little bit more so those lights to the left are not so high contrast and add a black fill card to camera right to keep that side of his face dark.
I want to like the first one but his tie and undershirt being all scrunched up is bothering me. Try and keep tabs on those, in the neck area and package area . love the color and lights in it though.
i want to like number one but it's like a porn cover shot or something...like..here's my junk. 2 is a throwaway...sharp hand but face is oof...3 is ok except the weird way his hand is chopped off and with completely clipped shadows i have NO idea what's going on in the frame or what it's sposed to mean....4 is ok and even though i'm a fan of that style..i find the light a liiiitle too much plus i see lots of weird noise and iso 200 makes me wonder if you tried to bump those section in post or something.
i do agree with paul that the light is on the right track and i like the colour etc...i reallly want to like the first one.
I think if just his shirt/vest was pulled out a bit in the bottom, as it should be for neatness, his package would be a little less prominent.
word. also i would have maybe had him unbutton that top black thing
Thanks for the comments and the input. I'm still figuring out the lighting stuff and you guys were really helpful. Lots of stuff i'll definitely keep in the back of my head for next time. Thanks!
I'm with the rest, I want to like #1, but I can't stop looking at his package. I like the processing on all the them, but dislike the missed focus on #2. I do like the line of lights leading to him in the background though. I think it would work better as an 8x10, without the extra bit of railing at the bottom. Same thing for #4. Too much railing when it's not needed. All it's doing is taking away from him. I like the distorion in #3, as I'm a fan of crazy things, but dislike that his hand is cut off.
Overall, decent stuff but could have been much better with small details not being overlooked.