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Old September 16th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Freddy Oropeza Freddy Oropeza is offline
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Hi all, just found this forum and the quality of images, photographers, and information is outstanding.
Although I'm not a professional shooter, I like to share my shoots, and information about them.
here's my latest.

And if you'd like to take a peek at the info of the process, you can check it out here.

Thanks for looking!
Looking forward to being a part of this community.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Charles L Webster Charles L Webster is offline
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Nice, thanks for the explanation of the setup. I think the reflection looks very natural and real.

I would like to see either a rim light behind her back/hair to offset the bright line along his thigh/shin/foot. Or to see his rim light toned down a little. I think it's too bright for the dim surroundings.

But nice work none the less, thanks for sharing

Everything in the frame must contribute to the picture.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Rachel Foster Rachel Foster is offline
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GREAT shot!
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Old September 16th, 2009, 08:58 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is online now
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Freddy Oropeza Balance

Hi Freddie,

What a great start off! I do like the construction of the picture and the effort you have put into it. I'm sure it helps them with their publicity. I beleive I may have seen them on stage years ago.

Charles loves lighting things to being out dimension. As he points out, a rim light would be helpful. This picture is about form of two athletes who are in balance with each other's physical force, perhaps spititually too, we'd like to imagine. So the formation of the entire shape might seem necessary. Not so, as Ken Tanaka, a fine photographer from Chicago points out, "Less is sometimes more!" We are given a puzzle and then we use our own knowledge and imagination , experience and fancy to complete the picture! That being said, I still think that this picture might be improved and further decorated and sclupted with more light.

So I look on this pictures as a tremendous opening to your work and will enjoy seeing more. Since you are trained in 3D modeling, use of the lighting will be easier for you than for most.

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