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Old 04-02-2007, 08:46 AM
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Shirley Chan - Scent of Spring

Ok... instead of shooting food, these are what I got. Tried my hands on the ala Hong Kong style photography after I had a quick go at some Chinese food at a HK Restaurant.

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Old 04-02-2007, 08:51 AM
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Actually these should have come first since I shoot the non flash version first while waiting for the sun to set further down... but anyway, here goes.

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Lesson learned - wear more jacket while its cold.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:54 AM
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Very good mixture of ambient and artificial lights there dewd.

Carry on.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:55 AM
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Ooh I really like the #1 and #7,

for #2 the horizon looks senget a bit. Not sure it is my eyes..
for #3, probably due to the angle of the shot. Colors are less saturated.
#4, it is nice but I would prefer the branches not at the back of her.
#5 & #6 a bit blown out on skins.
#8 flares.. not my favorite.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:57 AM
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Nice work jay!

#1 Bang on mate, love it.

#2 I find the hair over her face a little distracting

#3 Seems a little washed out, and due to the colour of her shirt and the green grass she blends in a bit too much

#4 Nice but the light is a little too strong, perhaps set the frontal flash down a notch
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All photos are not my cup of tea...
Look very artificial..
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my two cents' worth

I like #4. The central positioning of the subject adds a little discomfort to the viewer, but that is a good thing considering it is already quite uncomfortable to have a girl sitting on a chair in the middle of a grassy field. The shot works because it becomes engaging, the viewer is left with questions like, what is she doing there, why is she sitting on a chair, etc. It's easy to take a photograph with a pretty girl. But is is harder to make a photograph with a pretty girl say something new. I think this photograph says something new, and it's got many merits besides, such as good lighting.
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Love the 1st set, Jay.
1. The sunset...and that pose....!
2. The chair...and the foreground, actually. Wonder how'd it look like with just the chair against the setting sun with some grass in the foreground - like the chipped/peeled paint details of the chair.
3. The field
4. The background

2nd set
Love the colours
Love the compo in #7 & #8, too bad about the overexposed parts

The grass REALLY is greener on the other side!
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:08 PM
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Very good mixture of ambient and artificial lights there dewd. Carry on.
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Ooh I really like the #1 and #7,
for #2 the horizon looks senget a bit. Not sure it is my eyes..
for #3, probably due to the angle of the shot. Colors are less saturated.
#4, it is nice but I would prefer the branches not at the back of her.
#5 & #6 a bit blown out on skins.
#8 flares.. not my favorite.
Cavey, I did notice the horizon on #2 as well, its illusion from the trees on the left of the photo. I think I get carried away and confused myself mixing ambient and flash photography within the same period of time, so thats why the slightly overexposed on some pics Anyway I just thought of uploading them to share with ya'll since I feel the ambient only pics have more "feel" to them *knocks on head to get the HK style out* lol.


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Nice work jay!

#1 Bang on mate, love it.

#2 I find the hair over her face a little distracting

#3 Seems a little washed out, and due to the colour of her shirt and the green grass she blends in a bit too much

#4 Nice but the light is a little too strong, perhaps set the frontal flash down a notch
Yeah man, lotsa ppl prefer the #1 too. I think I've been inconsistent in my PP, esp those shot with just natural lighting. If you ask me - the one thing I dislike most would be the colors of her shirt! Wardrobe malfunction mate! LOL!


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All photos are not my cup of tea...
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These photos certainly may not be the best, and Its kinda hard to please everyone But I'm trying - my way.


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I like #4. The central positioning of the subject adds a little discomfort to the viewer, but that is a good thing considering it is already quite uncomfortable to have a girl sitting on a chair in the middle of a grassy field. The shot works because it becomes engaging, the viewer is left with questions like, what is she doing there, why is she sitting on a chair, etc. It's easy to take a photograph with a pretty girl. But is is harder to make a photograph with a pretty girl say something new. I think this photograph says something new, and it's got many merits besides, such as good lighting.
Thanks for the critique man. I just thought of banging right smack in the middle for #4. I think one of the most important lesson learned from this shootout was that I need to keep a clear mind to separate ambient only settings vs. flash photography.

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Love the 1st set, Jay.
1. The sunset...and that pose....!
2. The chair...and the foreground, actually. Wonder how'd it look like with just the chair against the setting sun with some grass in the foreground - like the chipped/peeled paint details of the chair.
3. The field
4. The background

2nd set
Love the colours
Love the compo in #7 & #8, too bad about the overexposed parts

The grass REALLY is greener on the other side!
Glad you liked them. We both braved a 9degrees celcius for these shots If you can notice, her fingers got reddish hues already due to cold *poor thing* The grass is always greener on the other side, no matter which side you are on but for these - they are greener cuz of PP.
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You brought fresh ideas on portraiture with your mixed lighting and bacground. Fabulous!

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