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katana and Jahma

Discussion in 'People' started by TCMony, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. TCMony


    Jul 20, 2006
    McDonough GA
    Here are two of the models that I had the pleasure of shooting this weekend. I hope you like them. Feedback is always welcome.

    D200, 17-55, Sb800, R1 (2 SBR200)

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  2. Flawless. :smile:

    PS, they're hot!!!! :D 
  3. cotdt


    Jul 14, 2007
    Bay Area, USA
    is her name really Katana?
  4. Jahma might be real, but I doubt Katana is. I could be wrong, though. :smile:
  5. TCMony


    Jul 20, 2006
    McDonough GA
    Her name is really Katana. She was great to work with.
  6. Taylor


    May 21, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    These don't really work for me... the background is too dark and the skin looks too airbrushed. I also wouldn't want a ring-flash shadowing with a dark background.
  7. bunimoo


    Sep 6, 2006
    i agree with taylor...its just a tad too airbrushed for me to appreciate it
  8. Image #2 could easily be a magazine shot, I like it. Normally I would agree that your skin treatment was a little excessive but I think it comes across well on #2. Many of todays fashion images are OOT when it comes to air brushing and depending on the magazine, is more than acceptable. I would say on the last image the hot spots under the nose area are not pleasing. Image #1 is just too dark.

    I like the fact that you have tried something a little different and commend you for your efforts.
  9. I think the OOT treatment works great and think that #2 and #3 (can't see #1) are both excellent! Both of these are magazine-worthy shots. Nice work.
  10. adrianaitken

    adrianaitken Guest

    Personally I think Katana would look a million dollars better if she straightened up her neck. Never understand why they think it's even slightly good, photographically speaking, to try and lose their neck.
  11. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    #3 is the best result I think. The other two are a bit lacking in frontal (strobe) lighting.
  12. Sexy shots
  13. Can't see #1, #3 is good but #2 is great. Personally I'd back off the skin treatment just a bit, but what do I know.
  14. acena


    Mar 14, 2006
    New Jersey
    A bit overprocessed but I like the composition and exposure. The girl in the white shirt is posed nicely and is beautiful, but there is something that looks wrong with her head/neck
  15. mr2monster


    Jun 29, 2007
    too much skin processing (and eye whites) for my taste... tone it down a little and I think you'll have some winners.
  16. TCMony


    Jul 20, 2006
    McDonough GA
    Thank you for all of your comments. I aploligize to those that do not like them but the three shots turned out how I wanted them to. The first shot was a lot brighter before I desaturated it, the airbrushed look is better then seeing pores and blemishes. I was going for more of the fashion, magazine style look rather then the journalistic or natural look. I will post some shots that do not have major adjustments.

    I do love using the R1 flash system for these style of shots because it allows me to light up the model from head to toe without speading the light too wide. You should try it before you dislike it. It is not the same as using a ring flash.
  17. Hey, don't apologize if someone doesn't like a particular shot. People are giving their honest critique, which you asked for. As long as they are civil, you can agree or disagree. Try something that was suggested or not. If they turned out just how you wished, Great!
  18. Bolts


    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    I am by no means a person/potrait photographer, but IMHO, the pose with the hip stuck out to the side and the pelvis tilted forward just doesn't work for me.

    Also agree with Adrian, most women look better with their necks showing. I love a nice collar bone, jawline, chin, and an up-do or at least flip their hair back off their shoulders. A little more Grace Kelly, if you like (and less Britney.)

    Your lighting looks fabulous! I hope the sunset lasted long enough for you to get all your shots in.
  19. Legendz

    Legendz Guest

    Nice work - very striking photo's

    Like them alot
  20. Nice looking girls.

    As for the lightning if your goal is to mimic onboard direct flash then you achived what you where after. You can see the hard shadows lines under their chins, hands etc. The specular highlights in the face are also the result.

    A single sb800 off camera with a reflector would give you some depth and eliminate the hard shadow edges and "hotspots"

    Light spill is hardly a problem with a sb800 unit in scenes like this, there is nowhere for the light to bounce back, so the sb800 with a umbrella or sofbox would have evenly lit your subject while you still could have retained the ambient light.

    But if this where the look you where after then you should be happy.
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