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03-24-2009, 03:20 AM   #16
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Tis is great series Diego. I noticed that the first one (which I love) got to the daily top at flickr? grats and great work!

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Very nice work!

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Thank you guys!

Andi > Yup haha! It got #5 in Explore, I'm very happy!
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incredible. I saw the ones posted on your smugmug gallery but the new ones are great too.

what kind of lighting setup do you use for these shots?

i just got the fa77 but your giving me a da70 lba again (after weeks of debating which one to get)

i've found out that a key part to taking good portraits is to have cooperative subjects. it seems 99% of my portraits i get the 'you stole my soul look' or the 'goofy face'. if it's the goofy face, i show them the results asap hoping to make them stop, but that usually backfires and then they just dont want anymore picture taken.....

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incredible. I saw the ones posted on your smugmug gallery but the new ones are great too.

what kind of lighting setup do you use for these shots?

i just got the fa77 but your giving me a da70 lba again (after weeks of debating which one to get)

i've found out that a key part to taking good portraits is to have cooperative subjects. it seems 99% of my portraits i get the 'you stole my soul look' or the 'goofy face'. if it's the goofy face, i show them the results asap hoping to make them stop, but that usually backfires and then they just dont want anymore picture taken.....
Thanks buddy!

The main ones are the side lights. You angle them depending on how you want them to hit the subject. Then you play around with the front/top lighting, anything from a softbox, shoot-through or reflective umbrella, bare strobe or snooted/gridded strobe, or even bounced. All have different effects, it's best you try them yourself to see which ones you like For most of the ones in this series I used a small softbox to light their face and to have the light fall-off immediately.

Your 77 is fine, I'd be getting the EXACT kind of photos if I used it in the shoot

For this shoot, I talk to them about the concept to get them into the groove of the shoot. I noticed how big of a help it is when you express how much you love the concept and shots. Like after I get some great shots I show them and really go "CHECK THIS OUT!!! Isn't that awesome!! Look how badass you are!"

After that they're like "wow that's awesome!". There on they are in the groove and will give you what you need to perfect your shots.

I'm no real expert like the big name portrait photographers out there but this is what I learned in this shoot
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softbox light is that orangish light on their faces?

can post one (or some) of the pictures before PP?

anyway you can post your lighting setup (obviously not from this shoot)

p.s. that volleyball girl has some hairy legs

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These are totally pro. Excellent work!
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Haha actually she's got a great set of legs, the way I processed them show all the details good and bad. I didn't bother smoothening them much.

The orange tinge is the desaturation I did but I didn't desaturate the red and orange channels so much, so that gives them their slight skin tone.

About the lighting setup, do you mean photos? I didn't take photos of the setup But the description I posted above is pretty much the lighting setup I did.

I'll post a photo before PP sometime tomorrow

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That swimmer shot is absolutely gorgeous! Awesome work.
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awesome work diego, very nice to see all your projects here!
you are truly a master of the flash!
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Wow! Excellent series with some really, really good shots. From the very first shot, there all really good.
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Thank you, guys
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I think they are all perfect, except the basketballer perhaps needs more light on him.
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I think they are all perfect, except the basketballer perhaps needs more light on him.
The basketball player is actually a very famous baller here, and everyone knows his big ears, nose and his headband when he plays. I wanted to just use those details to identify him, instead of just showing his face.

Everyone here knows it's him seeing a green jersey and those ears plus his headband
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