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04-25-2019, 02:26 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Pinups in old cowshed/barn
Lens: FA 35/2 AL and FA 50/1.4 Camera: K-1 Photo Location: Oulu ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/10s Aperture: F8 

Obviously there's little left of the original 19th century interior as it's been turned in a restaurant. The model is the wonderful Miss Catnip.

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Did you want critiques on these photos or are you just showing the photos you took?
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Did you want critiques on these photos or are you just showing the photos you took?
It's a critique forum isn't it? You tend to go blind to your own work so if anything comes to mind I'll take it as a fresh look is always welcome.
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It's a critique forum isn't it? You tend to go blind to your own work so if anything comes to mind I'll take it as a fresh look is always welcome.
Yes, it is, but most members post one photo for critique, not five, as you have done. And you didn't ask for critique, you just posted the photos, that's why I asked.

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Yes, it is, but most members post one photo for critique, not five, as you have done. And you didn't ask for critique, you just posted the photos, that's why I asked.
Figured that asking for it was not necessary as the forum itself is for critique.

This is a series so posting them all was justified in my mind, I can remove other four if needed.
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Did you read the rules for posting here before you posted here:

About the Photo Critique Section - PentaxForums.com

Do no post more than 5 photos per thread. We recommend only posting one at a time.You can create another thread to ask about a different photo.


Is intended only for use by those who wish to receive serious critique on their photographs.

If you don't ask for critiquing, no one knows what you want help with, do you want help making the photos better, the ones that look like they have fog over them or something similar, but we don't know unless you tell us. That's was my point.
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Hi Drinkkeri,

I think your photos look excellent and have a fun vibe. I did notice that the 2nd photo has a bit less contrast than the other 4 in your set - the black level is not as deep, due to veiling flare, I guess.
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Love how the light in the background frames her head in 2,3.
I am not a fan of the tipped bar in the last 2. I like the color pallet and overall lighting. In the last 3 you move the light around the face. I like the more even light of 3,4 than 5. The extra brightness does not seem to have a motivation. There's no other light like that.
Overall I would be happy with the shoot.

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Hi Drinkkeri,

I think your photos look excellent and have a fun vibe. I did notice that the 2nd photo has a bit less contrast than the other 4 in your set - the black level is not as deep, due to veiling flare, I guess.
Thank you! The flare is artificial so it's a bit embarassing error on my part, luckily that's an easy fix.

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Love how the light in the background frames her head in 2,3.
I am not a fan of the tipped bar in the last 2. I like the color pallet and overall lighting. In the last 3 you move the light around the face. I like the more even light of 3,4 than 5. The extra brightness does not seem to have a motivation. There's no other light like that.
Overall I would be happy with the shoot.
I think I should have tilted it even more but that's a matter of opinion I think The background lighting needs indeed work, or should have been lighted differently, to give a more realistic feel to the whole image. There was no room for a large modifier to the background light and the hard reflectors I had created an unholy mess of the left side of the image where you see that rail and tables&chairs (and even more infuriatingly my jacket hanging on the chair). I was wondering if a globe light would have worked hidden behind the top beam on the left nut I didn't bring that one with me. Any suggestions?
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Did you read the rules for posting here before you posted here:

About the Photo Critique Section - PentaxForums.com

Do no post more than 5 photos per thread. We recommend only posting one at a time.You can create another thread to ask about a different photo.


Is intended only for use by those who wish to receive serious critique on their photographs.

If you don't ask for critiquing, no one knows what you want help with, do you want help making the photos better, the ones that look like they have fog over them or something similar, but we don't know unless you tell us. That's was my point.
Yes I did and that's why I posted the essential five of the series, not all twelve.

Critique is in essence and opinion of one's peers with constructive criticism and advice. Showcasing a photo or a series without anything else to direct the critic is a customary thing when one looks for honest unadultared opinion of the work as a whole. Im not looking for praise as that does not push you forward.
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Hi Drinkkeri, please understand that, although the genre is of great interest to me, I shoot mostly landscapes, so please take my comments with a grain of salt...

I can see photolady's point; it is a bit more work on the part of the critiquer to comment on several photos, so you'll probably get less comments as a result, but I understand where you're coming from and why you feel it's important to hear comments on the series.

I believe the other commenters have touched on the issues I have with a couple of these--the background lamp & lights in the first few photos, which I find a bit distracting, & the tilt to #4 (the couch shot) which is a bit unnerving for what I feel is a rather light & joyous scene (but it's very solid otherwise).

Seeing your work before, and remembering your behind-the-scenes video of a previous shoot, I know the work you put into your post-processing--and it looks great here overall (the model looks fantastic, BTW). I'm not sure about the blue/cyan shadows in the first two shots, however, & feel like if it's present in the first couple photos it should be in all (I think it's too much here personally & find it a bit unnerving, but perhaps that was your intent... maybe it's something you just couldn't work around due to the location?). I would experiment with some burning & maybe minor cloning in the backgrounds of a couple of these, and maybe try turning the green jukebox lights (or whatever it is) another color...

I'm not sure I've added anything with my comments. It's solid work and I would like to see more. I learn just looking at shots like these and appreciate you sharing them.
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My humble opinion - as I haven't tried this type of photography. The model is attractive, her costume is wonderful and the setting in the bar is great. She is well lit and the colors are pleasing. Things to improve - the model doesn't look comfortable - and her smile seems forced. Photo 1&2 - the flare from the background lamp is distracting. Photo #5 the way she is holding her drink seems unnatural. Perhaps try leaning on the sofa arm or sit on the sofa seat holding the drink closer to her mouth like she is taking a sip. I understand sometimes it takes a while for the model to warm up and become more comfortable, so a couple of drinks and getting her relaxed and laughing might make give a more natural expression.
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The technical aspects of your shots seem OK but calling these Pinup shots is a stretch. Your model is just not what most would call pinup looking.
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QuoteOriginally posted by desertscape Quote
The technical aspects of your shots seem OK but calling these Pinup shots is a stretch. Your model is just not what most would call pinup looking.
In 2019, wow!

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In 2019, wow!
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