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And now for a composite that's gonna be a little "off-centre": DIVINE THEATRE

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by jambaj0e, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    I have a feeling I'm going to get a love-hate response for this one, but I think that's kinda what I'm going for. I was going for a little bit of that "off-centre" feel on this, kinda like how some of those SHOWTIME television ads are kinda surreal and bit left field sometimes. Let me know what you think, good, bad, neutral, etc.

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    Joe Gunawan | fotosiamo

    Models:Olivia Price & Lauren Boyette
    Make up: Caroline Mujica
    Hair: Peter Poole
    Assistants: Judy S. Wang and Sarah M. Portillo
    Special thanks to Mark Rosales, James Lee, Gene Chien, and Phoebe Shih

    Three composites lit and shot separately. I used 3 Einstein monolight with the key 22" ePhoto gridded beauty dish on a boom up high, a PLM as a front fill light, and a gridded reflector on the floor as a subtle kicker.
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    As usual, your lighting is superb.
     
  3. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Excellent piece of work and it flows well from left to right, some great multiple image work here that combines the 3 into 1 well.

    I also think the lighting works perfectly
     
  4. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    Thanks guys! It's great when you can have a vision in your head and hey, it works out!

    Still impressed at the Micro 4/3 camera system =)
     
  5. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    think its a fun bit of work... i understand where you are trying to go... and any criticisms I have are not because I could do any better ... but

    1) I would have lost the paintings on the right... or had one more completely in frame and would have continued the back wall light you have on the left over to the right

    2) the back most pairing doesn't work... the lighting is too flat, the poses too stiff

    3) I might have gone for a lower angle and the models closer together

    4) not sure the light coloured sofas work

    this is just a very quick late night sketch of the direction I would go

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    cropped to wide screen, some serious dodge and burn and a big vignette

    this was 5 mins in Aperture... you would obviously take more care :)

    thanks for sharing this

    K
     
  6. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    You're right, it does look better in wide screen. I dodged some more of the scene to add more depth to the back. Hard part about this is that the theater is really small and not that deep, so even w/ the Panny 20mm, I could barely get everything in frame.

    Here is the updated version:

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  7. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    Oh, and one more thing about the paintings. I have taken out the paintings in the back during the first round of edits, but what ends up happening is that you lose the sense of the wall that they're hanging on, so then you lost the three-dimensionality of the back walls. I did burn them down, though, so they're not as prevalent.
     
  8. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Joe... I would have left the original up in the first post...

    cheers

    K
     
  9. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    Sorry, it got overwritten when I uploaded the new version via Lightroom
     
  10. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    782
    Feb 2, 2010
    Worcestershire
    Nice shot.

    Personally, I'd suggest you go with your own instincts and trust what you're doing. "Opinions are like noses, everybodys got one" (The clean version!)
     
  11. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    Haha, very true. Although, I do like having it widescreen, so it's also good to get opinions that can improve your photo =)

    But hey, it's also part of pushing yourself to improve
     
  12. OdzBodkinz

    OdzBodkinz Mu-43 Regular

    153
    Sep 11, 2011
    Awesome.