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« Reply #1220 on: February 26, 2014, 02:44:44 PM »
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Dean,
The image overall looks sexy and attractive. Decent execution.

The finger itself is a bit weird and prominent. Perhaps fade it from the left of the frame going in. This is the only major issue I personally have with it.
Other details I myself would alter...
The polish on the finger nail can follow the direction of the finger more towards the tip and not flair out. (The way it is now makes her finger look a bit "off". Also something too edited looking about the cutical).
Your highlight blows on the lips don't look too clean.

How do you price such an image for a piece that sells for $136?

Overall sexy! And great for V Day!

Hi Phil, thanks so much for your Comments.
All the things you mentioned that you would change are exactly what i had done or suggested before client changes. I 100 % agree with you on them. The cuticle, the polish shape and the lips. The client chose to change back to how it is now. The nail polish i had adjusted to retain the sheen but neaten up the tip to a harder edge but keeping the natural feel as if the nail had been carefully manicured. I dont mind the finger too much, but i hear where you coming from and agree that the finger is odd. Its the best of the batch of shots taken though.

The highlight on the lips was a difficult one, because it is natural and is as it was shot.  I honestly struggled with the lips and did not have a solution for them, though i had an idea of how i wanted them to look. Basically i should have had make up done a bit different. Though not sure if it would have sold the problem. Perhaps a different light modifier?

The whole image is a little to worked if you ask me, but client expectations are sometimes just more important than my opinion.
Thanks again, i really appreciate the feedback.

Oh and lastly, to answer your question on the value of the ring and how i price a shot like this. Firstly i must mention that here in South Africa and especially my city, Durban, the whole place is about bargaining. Similar to Thailand and its negotiating system. Now i know some might say, "yes yes so is the rest of the world", trust me on this one. Its bargain central. In Durban in particular, we have a large indian demographic and are really tough negotiators which really pushes the whole city to drive a hard bargain really.

With that said - The Client is a large wholesale jewelry client. They spend fairly well on the photography and post production. Then they look for the best 'value for money' printer that can print run 100s of thousands of leaflets and a large portion of in-store posters for the countries 80 + outlet stores.  They also offer credit payments over 3 months. Value for money. Not expensive, not unique, not quality.

I am not sure if this is painting the picture? Its always difficult to explain how this crazy country works.

I hope you like the little story i wrote anyways, I seem to ramble on sometimes.   Grin
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« Reply #1221 on: February 26, 2014, 09:58:51 PM »
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Hahaa Dean!
I love the story. I have 3 Indian clients , and a number of other international ones. I have become accustomed to the "bargaining" songs. Many don't work with me until another couple years or even more. Competition is very tough, and the entire personability, emotion and the moment is NOT in the equation when shooting product, so it has that difficulty added to deal with.
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« Reply #1222 on: February 27, 2014, 01:21:33 AM »
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Here is a work in progress. Not for client but for possible portfolio work. Feel free to comment. Or just view.  Grin
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« Reply #1223 on: February 27, 2014, 05:36:10 AM »
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An executive portrait I did.
Credo 40.
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« Reply #1224 on: February 27, 2014, 10:04:16 AM »
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Very nice portrait Synn!
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« Reply #1225 on: February 27, 2014, 12:53:58 PM »
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Great port Synn!

Shoe looks great Dean!
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« Reply #1226 on: February 27, 2014, 04:50:34 PM »
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Thank you both!
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« Reply #1227 on: February 27, 2014, 05:11:56 PM »
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Yes, indeed!

Erik

Very nice portrait Synn!
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« Reply #1228 on: February 28, 2014, 01:09:21 AM »
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Very smooth portrait. Well done.
And thanks Phil.
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« Reply #1229 on: February 28, 2014, 04:44:23 AM »
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I don't think I've ever commented out aloud about images here, maybe it's a friday beer talking..

Phil
Products are not my field but I really like this shoe..I love the light and the textures / feel.
One thought was that I want to be able to define the back edge of the heel more, especially viewed at smaller size (even though I appreciate this may have been blended into the green on purpose). Nice image!


Synn
Nice light in this portrait, suits fall that way when sitting but maybe a little more attention with the clothing- 
upper left arm area (bunched)
tie feels like it's outside the jacket and the top button. (can't always get these up high enough - sometimes I extend the tie in post a smidge after)

IMO - (I learned this from BC)

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« Reply #1230 on: February 28, 2014, 04:46:00 AM »
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Apologies Dean (and Phil) - my comment is to Dean about his lovely shoe..

Regards

Sam
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« Reply #1231 on: February 28, 2014, 06:39:59 AM »
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Thanks again, all.

@Sam: Good points! Will take note!
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« Reply #1232 on: March 02, 2014, 12:18:01 PM »
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Some shots from a cross fit shoot I did yesterday.  The first shot I've had in a while that allowed me to do whatever I wanted.
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« Reply #1233 on: March 03, 2014, 04:49:10 AM »
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Apologies Dean (and Phil) - my comment is to Dean about his lovely shoe..

Regards

Sam


Thanks Sam, I appreciate the comments and your input very much.
The Friday beer must have been good.   Grin
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« Reply #1234 on: March 04, 2014, 07:52:19 AM »
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A fun little Anime shoot I did for an aspiring cosplayer.
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« Reply #1235 on: March 04, 2014, 09:19:57 PM »
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Some shots from a cross fit shoot I did yesterday.  The first shot I've had in a while that allowed me to do whatever I wanted.

Very creative work.
Well done.
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« Reply #1236 on: March 05, 2014, 09:34:20 PM »
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Did a "pay the bills" job today.  When I was packing up, I saw this awesome view of the New York Times Building and could not refuse the shot (especially considering the windows actually opened in this office building).  P45+ with the Roddie 90mm. 

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« Reply #1237 on: March 06, 2014, 12:38:33 AM »
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About time to put some work up here.

Lots of heritage restrictions involved in the process given the Victorian era street-scape and existing building.....
The interiors were very nice with some great spatial connections - unfortunately the owner wasn't keen on them being shown online.

Forms slipping past forms....I think the Architectural response was pretty interesting.






 











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« Reply #1238 on: March 08, 2014, 02:50:44 PM »
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A fun little Anime shoot I did for an aspiring cosplayer.

Pretty:)

ZD & 80mm Mamiya lens

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« Reply #1239 on: March 10, 2014, 05:19:50 PM »
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I had to take a second look, and it is a secondary image, the first went through a closer look.

What kind of spaceship is this?
Ion beam drive?

Cheers
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