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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)
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Nashville Band - Portraits
Lighting was absolutely horrible at the venue...Even at f2.8 I wasn't able to get a shutter speed over 1/100sec, usually it was at 1/50sec...On my 7D it required ISO 6400 quite alot...Luckily I was able to secure these 2, which I feel are pretty solid...these photos were actually taken with my 28-135mm kit lens so I could get closer shots...the only other glass I had with me (from a job earlier yesterday) was my 16-35 f2.8 mk1...so the shots i got with that were obviously much wider
Colette -- I waited for the right moment between her drumming to grab this one...Did some tone curve editing in LR5 to produce the blueish color & added a +33 vignette to produce the soft white around the corners
1/25sec f5.6 ISO6400 85mm (28-135mm kit lens)
colette-portrait by Grease Man Photography , on Flickr
Lance Whalen -- During this song his lyrics & guitar playing were somewhat eerie which is what inspired me to add the -100 vignette to convey the feeling behind the music
1/40sec f5.6 ISO6400 95mm (28-135mm kit lens)
lance-portrait by Grease Man Photography , on Flickr
The 2nd is a 2 tone green and yellowish style where those two tones really compliment each other. It is nice and punchy too. I like
The first looks like a regular picture with a colour cast. I dont feel anything from it but damn that sure is blue.
Well done for being able to hand-hold a 1/40 shutter speed at 95mm and still get a sharp image!
the 1st image was 1 of only a few i was able to get due to lack of lighting on the subject & the way she had her body turned 90% of the time (something having to do with the way she had her drums setup)...i suggested to her that next time she's being photographed or even anytime while performing, to maybe place her drums on the opposite side of stage, so when she is turned to left, she'll be in view much more of the time
thanks for the critique...i understand the blueish thing, however, when i was playing with the tone curve, i honestly felt it gave a "sweeter" feminine look...like i said before, the lighting was HORRIBLE at this venue & she was turned away into shadows
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