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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3900 on: October 20, 2012, 12:29:46 PM »

It was the artwork on the wall that made me look twicethree times!

Jaja.. What do you make out those ladders?? Thanks for the comments Scott. I think that last image inspire me a lot, is one of the best corners in the house. Actually I photograph the designer sitting there on the carpet with his legs spread out, same composition.
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« Reply #3901 on: October 21, 2012, 06:18:16 PM »

Hello All, sorry for disappearing from the forum for a while, but I have been busy.  Here is a recent image that I really like. 
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« Reply #3902 on: October 22, 2012, 08:43:14 AM »

Hello All, sorry for disappearing from the forum for a while, but I have been busy.  Here is a recent image that I really like. 
Hello Joe, very nice photograph, I like the natural look of colors and light. ACH
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« Reply #3903 on: October 22, 2012, 08:54:34 PM »

Thanks.  That is something that I always go for.  Natural look with a good amount of lighting so as to get the image in a single capture. 
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« Reply #3904 on: October 23, 2012, 09:37:31 AM »

Hello All, sorry for disappearing from the forum for a while, but I have been busy.  Here is a recent image that I really like. 


Joe, that's a really well thought out image.  It looks like you've considered every element of the composition.

I'd like just a little more detail in the blacks, the 3/4 tones drop off fairly quickly.  Lighting is quite good, it just feels a bit overly filled from the front.  Did you have windows behind you?  Closing those or having less lighting from camera would allow the coffee table to have more shape.  Also, see how the ottomans are brighter on the front edge than their left faces, doing the opposite would push the viewer's eye into the frame rather than pulling you to the edge.  You could do that by Neg-Filling the fronts of the ottomans then hitting the left faces with a grid spot or inky hidden between the left chair and the fireplace.  Alternately, you can just mask and retouch those lighter (but that backlight would give great texture to the fabric).  Those two white frames on the right edge are also a bit distracting.

I don't love having TV's on in photos but neither do I let them go really black (which makes them rather distracting).  I often mask off the screen and drop in a really subtle gradient something like 90% black to 70%.  Add a little noise on top of the gradient for believability.

Sorta like this...



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« Reply #3905 on: October 23, 2012, 08:16:53 PM »

I don't love having TV's on in photos but neither do I let them go really black (which makes them rather distracting).  I often mask off the screen and drop in a really subtle gradient something like 90% black to 70%.  Add a little noise on top of the gradient for believability.

The noise or grain added into the faux screen is key. Another nice touch is to reduce the opacity of the gradient so that a few natural reflections show through. Lends a bit of authenticity.

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« Reply #3906 on: October 23, 2012, 10:19:18 PM »

Thanks for the advice and compliments Chris.  I went back and made some adjustments, and the TV does become less strong with a lighter screen. 
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« Reply #3907 on: October 23, 2012, 10:21:19 PM »

Here are some more from a recent trip to NYC.  Architect was very pleased with them. 
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« Reply #3908 on: October 30, 2012, 10:00:05 PM »

This landscape is from trip to Arizona in 2009, freshly developed just now


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« Reply #3909 on: October 30, 2012, 10:39:03 PM »

Hello,

As always great images posted guys.

Shot on the weekend 2 hours South of Auckland.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #3910 on: October 31, 2012, 07:20:23 AM »

Looks like you have some nice weather in New Zealand right now Simon.
Those are Leaf right?
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« Reply #3911 on: October 31, 2012, 05:19:18 PM »

Looks like you have some nice weather in New Zealand right now Simon.
Those are Leaf right?

The EXIFs say D800E.

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« Reply #3912 on: October 31, 2012, 07:36:48 PM »

Yes, and is the 24-85 doing a great job too on the second image. Give us your opinion on this lens..
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« Reply #3913 on: October 31, 2012, 07:56:29 PM »

Hello,

Please go to link below and yes summer is certainly on it way.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=70150.0

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #3914 on: November 03, 2012, 12:16:51 AM »

This landscape is from trip to Arizona in 2009, freshly developed just now




Not seeing the model, but great clouds!  Is she hiding in the grass?

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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3915 on: November 03, 2012, 10:46:15 AM »

:) Just resting

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« Reply #3916 on: November 07, 2012, 05:34:41 AM »



Contax, Phase P30+

IMO

BC
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« Reply #3917 on: November 07, 2012, 06:27:22 AM »

Small part of recent project, stills and motion.





BC

This is great. Love the composition and I like the "casual treatment". Tells more of a story with more natural photographic
tonality (out of the camera look well pulled off) and a far less "over produced look" out of photoshop (for lack of a better word).

Who is the client?
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« Reply #3918 on: November 07, 2012, 01:36:42 PM »

This is great. Love the composition and I like the "casual treatment". Tells more of a story with more natural photographic
tonality (out of the camera look well pulled off) and a far less "over produced look" out of photoshop (for lack of a better word).

Who is the client?

Fred,

Thanks, but this image has a LOT of post work.



This was originally part of one of two videos we shot for this project and the stills you see here were shot with the RED 1.

Actually this session was at the end of the shoot and not mandatory for the client, as their needs were met on a practical set prior to this, so they may run it, may not.

Anyway............

I planned on shooting the stills with Polaroid and we did shoot a few frames, but it just looked "too" polaroid and couldn't hold the detail we needed, so we used the RED files.

In regards to the client, I never list a client online, except in private websites for a lot of reasons, but mostly because the web seems to have a billion year memory.

IMO

BC
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« Reply #3919 on: November 07, 2012, 02:38:34 PM »

Fred,

Thanks, but this image has a LOT of post work.


IMO

BC

That's what I was getting at. While there is a lot of post work on these two images
the post work in the end is very discreet and in a sense "respectful of polaroid imagery".

I also find the combination of the two images very cinematic/story telling. As if a lot was said with
few words.

I think you are onto something with this.

I have received a lot of positive feedback on similar sorts of images recently. Enhanced Fujiroids out of the Fuji or from digital files.
Clients as well as celebrities are looking at the instagram phenomenon. There is a lot of opportunity in making high end instagram like work.
Your images could pass from or blend in with instagram images, but stand out at the same time.

This set in particular has lead to several nice fat jobs:






Funny thing is they just a snapshots of my son that I shot on Polaroid because I forgot to bring film home....
I even show them to clients printed 1:1 and not mounted in any way..

Here is one shoot that came from them...

Raphael Saadiq



also used here:

http://youtu.be/uNbmfdJv1uY

I also heard that an instagram photo was used for the cover of Time magzine!





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