I just finished another photo for an editorial done. Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by jambaj0e, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    Just finished another photo as part of my editorial for upcoming singer-songwriter Sabrina Claudio. What do you guys think?

    - Joe Gunawan | fotosiamo.com

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  2. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    In case you guys missed it, here is the first photo from the same editorial:


    And here is the link to my lighting tutorial for this photo:

    How I shot It on SLRLounge.com
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  3. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    You might consider editing out the piece of rafter showing above her head in the first shot. The rest looks really quite beautiful.
  4. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    Good point, haha. Wow, how did I miss that =P
  5. Ross the fiddler

    Ross the fiddler Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 20, 2012
    Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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    Why? That's the verandah roof & looks like it needs to be there.

    I think they're both great photos (for their intended use).
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  6. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Looks great, Joe!
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  7. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Exellent job Joe.. This 2nd shot is more beautiful.:2thumbs:
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  8. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
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    Fantastic shots!
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  9. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    What do I think? I think I want you to send me her phone number. :wink:

    Great shots, though the lighting in the newest one strikes me as looking a bit too artificial. But with the bright background, there's probably not much you else you could do to keep her properly exposed.
  10. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    I actually remember, recognize & understand the Tomorrowland poster...:biggrin:
  11. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    I like this image better than the first.

    Compositionally, I believe it is a step-up from the first. You use the theme that I first saw in the parting shot of John Ford's epic film The Searchers where John Wayne's character Ethan stands in the doorway with the overexposed backdrop of the afternoon sun. The overexposed backdrop in your image enhances subject isolation.

    The soft greens and white backdrop also makes for excellent juxtaposition from the earthy tones and largely parallel lines of the dwelling interior that together make for an inviting ambiance for the lovely model.

    While true about the rafter, it is the circular facade that is the stool on the lower left corner of the image that breaks-up the symmetry of the interior and draws my eye and somewhat keeps them there; bifurcating my attention from the subject.

    Consider removing the stool and the shadow cast by the wall decoration on the upper right corner. Otherwise, it is a fine photo.
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  12. PSimmons

    PSimmons Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 24, 2010
    Central Florida
    love your style, love her look. Absolutely beautiful
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  13. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    Great as always.
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  14. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
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    agreed on all points! :smile:
  15. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 31, 2010
    I see your point on the stool. I was thinking about that in the back of my mind as well.

    I'll probably remove that and either remove or darken the rafters, too. And lighten up the shadow of the wall decoration. Good eye on details =D

  16. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    The lighting does appear a bit harsh in the doorway shot, she doesn't look as natural as the model in the other shot. Beautiful photos, though. :2thumbs:
  17. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
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    A bit too late for me, I'm afraid. :frown: 10 years ago, maybe. :biggrin:

    You could send my son her number, though, I'm sure he could do her justice! :wink:

    Great pictures!
  18. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    At least the stool complements the orange theme.
  19. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Great photos, well lit, and great color.
  20. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011