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    Posted: 29 September 2009 at 08:40
Frank, AA, myself and a couple of canonites (one of whom had bought 4 Bowens monolights) decided to have a bit of a studio session with assorted, um, talent that people happened to know.

I'll post here the few digital shots I took (the films ones are drying at the moment and I'll scan them later) and then hope Frank and AA will post theirs shortly.

1, Claire:

2

3, Jenny

4

5

6

7

8

9, Verity

10


I'll post scans of the film shots (HP5 and Acros) when they're done and once the others have had a chance.

C&C is very much sought on these!

Edited by polyglot - 29 September 2009 at 08:46
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Post Options Post Options   Quote aa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2009 at 09:53
good work william, i haven't really started processing but i have this one to post




Edited by aa - 30 September 2009 at 11:15
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Nice work William and aa. It was a fun shoot. I certainly learnt a lot... not least that the A700 onboard flash could trigger the Bowens lights! Anyway, here are some of mine:

1. Our Dyxum cupcake man (William aka Polyglot) and his beloved Mamiya:


2. Here's aa - the ladies' man. Very smooooth operator.


And the girls:

3.


4.


5.


6.


7.


8.


9.


Many thanks to our friend Tom for hosting the shoot. He shoots Canon, so I've asked him if I can post some of his work here for comparison. Stay tuned.


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Lovely shots guys but I think Frank nailed the lighting specially with polyglot's and aa's portrait plus #4 and #8.

Frank, can I have your permission to link your portrait of Aa on our local forum

Aa, I was hoping you were in tux as well
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Post Options Post Options   Quote aa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2009 at 14:59
hehehe mo, i need a make-over first before you post it there, not an image to look at :D

well done frank on the models :)
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Originally posted by dogears dogears wrote:

Frank, can I have your permission to link your portrait of Aa on our local forum [/IMG]


No worries mate. He's a big celebrity in Perth now . Anyway, I'm glad you're safe after the big storm.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote aa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2009 at 16:39
claire....






Edited by aa - 29 September 2009 at 16:50
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TallPaul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 September 2009 at 20:06
Great shots guys

What was the lighting setup used? And how close were the model's to the background as some shots seems a bit "hot" (overexposed) with the background lighting the model too much? (no offence intended, could be me reading this on the laptop in less than perfect lighting and shots are ok)

Polyglot - the model's eye is covered a bit in shot 3, maybe if you moved the lightmeter a bit to the right?

Frankman - your model's in shot 1 & 2 seem sub-standard compared to the rest of your shots and everyone else's? So far I like your shot 4 the most - nice light - single softbox 45 degrees camera left and above the model I am guessing???
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Hi Paul - we started using 4 Bowens Esprits. 2 pointing to the white background and the other two with a softbox right front and a honeycomb front left. To make it even more complicated, we kept moving the lights around through the shoot - this was very much a "let's try and see" fun session. The models were friends and relatives, so they were quite understanding and patient.

No 4 was done with a honeycomb left and white reflecter right. And yes, we had cranked the lights up a bit high in the shots of Clare and this caused problems with her dark hair. We'll definately remember that for next time.

And finally, apologies for any trauma caused by models 1 & 2 on my set.   

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Post Options Post Options   Quote aa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 September 2009 at 05:41
hahaha paul, i think it's not the shots, maybe it's the models that twitched that images hehehe   

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got one more....

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Hey guys, I finished scanning the MF B&W stuff...

11

12

13 (pity about the lack of DOF)

14

15

16

17

18


I've printed most of these on Ilford MGIV RC Pearl and honestly, the prints look 10x better than the scans. Such fine detail you get from optical printing that never comes out 300dpi lightjets. I'm going to have to figure a way to press-dry FB paper soon because I tried some a month ago and it's even richer... but damn near impossible to get it flat!

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Lovely photos everyone, I specially like polyglot #11, #15 and #16 tones are great.

In #3 the person is pointing the dome in the wrong direction

#14 lacks contrast on the subject skin due to the way the lights are setup, this makes it look as a single grey tone, it doesn't work for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Octupi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 October 2009 at 01:14
Nice shots guys.

I will note that some seems to be taking to much light on the lens causing a fog type of effect (lack of contrast). Also many seem to have to much shadow on the faces.

The first couple in this thread shows uneven lighting top to bottom, possibly due to angle of the modifier. The face is lit well, but then looking at her legs they're almost in shadow (or lacking direct light).

How far from the background were your subjects? It seems a few show some spill light from the BG as well.

All in all good work, just some technical setup issues that are easily corrected.
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