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    Posted: 30 January 2019 at 00:49
Another year and another Raw Iron photoshoot. I've been doing these for a few years now. Long term client/friend of mine has his own clothing label and every now and then I'll get called upon for a shoot. The brief was, get some shots of the clothes. And with just that to go on we set out around Liverpool.

It was a cold damp overcast day, so soft diffused lighting all the way. Would have been nice if it was warmer though!

Used an a7iii with the Zeiss Batis 85mm and an a9 with the Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4. Had both on a dual RRS strap, which made for a very versatile setup.

Any comments, suggestions, critiques are most welcome. I'm learning all the time so if there's something you can tell me that helps me take better photos, I'm all ears!

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p.s. you can click for larger images if you so desire.


[1] - To start off, an accidental shot that I ended up liking better than my own composition in [2]. You can see my hand coming in at the top.



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[3]





[4] - It was a bit cold for parkour but we at least tried a shot with a handstand in.





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[6]





[7] - It was very cold out, I certainly didn't envy someone wearing just a t-shirt. Who books an outdoor clothing shoot in January in the UK!?





[8] - Got access to a very cool rooftop just opposite the Liver buildings. Light was quickly fading and I rushed to get these final few captures.





[9] - I was as far back as I could go with the 85mm. Was sorry I left the 55mm in the car. Framing with the 35mm just wasn't quite right.





[10] - What could have been a disaster of a shoot in the freezing weather turned in to a great fun day for all. Many laughs were had throughout.






[11]






[12] - Although it's 'just' ISO 2000, Nathan was underexposed so the file took around 2 stops of pushing to get where it is now. Was basically shooting at night.

 



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Originally posted by Unorthodox Unorthodox wrote:

... if there's something you can tell me that helps me take better photos, I'm all ears!

Not a peep out of me. Those are fine shots, and your client will surely be happy!
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I fully agree that these make for a fine photoshoot that shows off the clothing in an interesting and engaging set of images.
I particularly like the rooftop ones, where the models obviously have no fear of heights. My favourite would be #12, and your PP pushing hasn't done it any harm.
Presumably there weren't any OH&S police around insisting on harnesses, hi-vis and other safety trappings.
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Great work. In #2 i had the idea your WB resulted in a too yellow color - i agree that #1 was better anyway. The rest - and especially the rooftop shots - look just great. #11 is the best imo, but you could level it as it has some rotation cw. The yellow channel in #12 might benefit from some lowering too. TFS Rob
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Post Options Post Options   Quote clk230 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2019 at 09:00
I can't offer advice on fashion photography but I can say I like these images a lot. As mentioned by others #11 is a real cracker!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Unorthodox Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2019 at 12:47
Thanks for the feedback everyone :)

Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Presumably there weren't any OH&S police around insisting on harnesses, hi-vis and other safety trappings.


Nope, just me and the two guys. One is a bit of an 'urban explorer' so this was nothing out of the ordinary!

Originally posted by MichelvA MichelvA wrote:

Great work. In #2 i had the idea your WB resulted in a too yellow color - i agree that #1 was better anyway. The rest - and especially the rooftop shots - look just great. #11 is the best imo, but you could level it as it has some rotation cw. The yellow channel in #12 might benefit from some lowering too. TFS Rob
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Yeah, I was targeting a truer colour of the tracksuit in [2] were as I went in my own direction with [1]. The 35mm is much cooler normally anyways, that's not to say I couldn't have matched them, but it's closer to the default look of the lens.

Levelled out [11], thanks for spotting it :) and also took your advice on lowering the yellows on the building. I think it does look better for it, cheers.
 



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The spread-legs-toes-out pose as seen in #'s 4, 6 and 11 is very un-athletic looking, perhaps a cultural thing on my part, and seems inappropriate for a marketing campaign for athletic wear.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Unorthodox Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2019 at 16:24
Cheers for the feedback Roger. Posing people is my achilles heel, each shoot I learn a little more but mostly through trial and error.

I'll bear in mind the spread leg look in the future.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2019 at 18:33
Originally posted by Unorthodox Unorthodox wrote:

Levelled out [11], thanks for spotting it :) and also took your advice on lowering the yellows on the building. I think it does look better for it, cheers.
Yes much better. Good to see great photo's are even better now.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2019 at 19:56
I like the set and I guess so does your client. Can I ask about the lighting? Was it all existing diffused light, or did you use additional light sources as well?
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Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

I like the set and I guess so does your client. Can I ask about the lighting? Was it all existing diffused light, or did you use additional light sources as well?


I think the client is happy enough, I didn't get any comments suggesting it was a disaster so that's a bonus!

Everything was natural lighting, very overcast day. Curious as to which you thought had additional light sources?
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In fact I could not identity one Given some "bright" skies or lights as background, I was just wondering if you had used very subtle additional light to compensate for the backlit, but the direction of light nowhere gave a clue. Dynamic range worked well then.
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