View Full Version : Littile Photo shoot!

Video Kozo
05-22-2012, 10:23 AM
Here are my choice pics from my first photo-shoot in fifteen years!!

these are slightly retouched with photoshop!! and i am not a PS expert i am only starting to find out how to use it....


appreciate any comment.

06-01-2012, 12:02 AM
You did a great job for a come back for after 15 years, but be careful in photoshop! You don't want to rely on it too heavily, because in my thought, some pictures really don't need to be touched up or heavily done in photo shop, sometimes natural is the best way to go except for maybe some facial touch ups.

I noticed some poses looked a little awkward on the models, and even I have some problems with myself, but don't be afraid to experiment with poses and do test shots until something natural and comfortable, you and the model can both agree on.

Other then that, keep practicing that really is the key! You did a great job!

06-04-2012, 02:34 PM
Posing is my bane as well, but most cosplayers know their characters fairly well and just need a little adjustment sometimes. Good job on the photos, I myself returned heavily to photography last year after about a 8 year gap, so I feel for you there. I do find certain background and location elements out of place or distracting, but really that a personal preference I like to have in my photos and is not a major concern for most people. I also like to go heavy of the outdoor flash and try to darken the background at least a stop compared to the person or people in focus. It just makes for a sharper looking image I find. keep it up man, your doing great.

06-04-2012, 07:24 PM
I found a few good images in your collection, like one horizontal composition with her sitting on the rocks with the waterfall behind her.

Watch out for over exposures. Try to find more flattering lighting by moving into the shade or shooting with the sun behind your subject. Using reflectors or umbrella, or soft-boxes can give you more natural-looking lighting than using direct fill-flash.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/540447_10150794069585933_649225932_10167726_101396 0029_n.jpg

Here are my favorite images:https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/577269_10150794066495933_649225932_10167723_805559 817_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/554591_10150794070545933_649225932_10167731_559576 109_n.jpg