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Old 04-02-2007, 06:07 PM
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a very nice and 'safe' series. i love the use of colour and also some pleasant lighting shown here.

imho, here are some observations (among those already posted by the rest)

1) the model looks a bit uncomfortable in some photos and posing needs some work (especially #4)
2) the titling of your series... as opposed to the other one you posted. i find this series to be too similar with the other except for the change in title. it feels like the model is doing the same thing in just a different location. the mood is too similar.
3) the white belt is distracting.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:35 PM
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y hongkong style?

i dun understand?
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:06 PM
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You brought fresh ideas on portraiture with your mixed lighting and bacground. Fabulous!
Thanks for appreciating Noordin. I'll certainly be shooting more of this kinda portraitures - emphasizing on lighting of subjects; in the near future.


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a very nice and 'safe' series. i love the use of colour and also some pleasant lighting shown here.

imho, here are some observations (among those already posted by the rest)

1) the model looks a bit uncomfortable in some photos and posing needs some work (especially #4)
2) the titling of your series... as opposed to the other one you posted. i find this series to be too similar with the other except for the change in title. it feels like the model is doing the same thing in just a different location. the mood is too similar.
3) the white belt is distracting.
This was more like an impromptu call-up-to-shoot event. Neither of us were really ready with proper conceptual ideas - which was a bad move. Nevertheless, it was a lesson learnt and enjoyed. Oh yeah, I suck at PP on putting titles and layout designs. So pls spare me there hehehe...


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y hongkong style? i dun understand?
Well, most of the China girls here love HK or Japanese magazines' shooting styles, which can be translated to massive out-of-the-world colored clothing, and over accessorized and a typical i-wanna-be-kawaii look/pose. This is as opposed to many western ang mohs who prefer elegant and glamourous look with sexual appeal as a form of seduction. This is a generalized case though. I've worked kinda hard to try to ask this girl to actually try "minimize" her clothings and accesories and telling her the whole idea of what is LESS IS MORE. So.. there you go - such an explaination lor... btw. my brains suck at visualizing conceptual stuff on kawaiiness lol!!
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:11 PM
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ok... for some who wanna know how I shot the photos that were done with flash, here's a setup pic that illustrates it all...

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Old 04-03-2007, 08:15 PM
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good efford jay~ u make it a reference to the rest for a great shot like yours...

salute ya efford of contributing~ coffee on me next time~
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:22 PM
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thanks jay.

my checklist now:

1) Umbrella
2) beautiful sunset
3) beautiful model
4) jayhan s skill ...

not bad...only 4 and i m ready to go!
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:47 PM
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Hahah no probs guys. Actually i got a cheaper option for you QQ on yoru checklist.

QQ's check list:
1) Umbrella
2) beautiful sunset
3) beautiful model
4) jayhan s skill ...

here try this.
1) replace umbrella with a big sheet of mahjong paper, which is taped around a cardboard frame. use it as a diffuser (get a softbox effect ). effect is better cuz you get softer shadows and cheaper then brollies. downside : you need someone hold it up for you

2) or sunrise. mid day is fine too (who say cannot shoot in mid day??) as long as you bring model into the shades of trees then use the blue skies!! drool!!

3) any average model will do... its you who can make her look pretty

4) hone your own skills to get your own style.

there you go!
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An inspiring and educational thread. Thanks for sharing folks
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Hahah no probs guys. Actually i got a cheaper option for you QQ on yoru checklist.
here try this.
1) replace umbrella with a big sheet of mahjong paper, which is taped around a cardboard frame. use it as a diffuser (get a softbox effect ). effect is better cuz you get softer shadows and cheaper then brollies. downside : you need someone hold it up for you
Jay, will thicker/heavy tracing paper and polystyrene sheets do as well?

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Old 04-04-2007, 10:45 AM
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Alan, I think the tracing paper would work fine as well. As for the polystyrene - it might not hold the bits together solidly i suppose. Just afraid they might be a lil bit filmsy. If you really wanna try, then try "elephant card". These mamas are tough! Now bear in mind that the physics behind soft lighting is how diffused and the size of the light source. By putting a sheet of paper in front of the flash not only diffuses it, but in fact transforming it into a huge light source, as compared to the 2"x3" flash head - you now have something like 3ftx5ft!! So this gives a more "wrap around" kinda lighting to your subject which prevents harsh shadows as well as evenly lighting it up.

Hope this helps.
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