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Just Sharing S.O.C & Mono Composite

Discussion in 'Studio Images Forum' started by oldgeezer, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. oldgeezer

    oldgeezer Always on Premium Member

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    Just a before & after. 1st SOC 2nd Composite Mono.

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  2. balami

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    I like both Pete but prefer the colour. Nitpicking, maybe you could stretch the carpet/mat to cover the whole floor.
    Good lighting too.
     
  3. oldgeezer

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    The colour one is as it came from the Camera John. Nothing done, but just wanted to make a composite for comparison only.
     
  4. hooferinsane

    hooferinsane EXIF Seeker Super Moderator

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    prefer the mono myself Pete (you got that wall up quickly :) )
     
  5. oldgeezer

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    can't afford to hang around at my age Brian.:whistle3:
     
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    Whoops, sorry! It's pretty good SooC!
     
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  7. Roger S

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    Well done, Pete. The compo looks great.
     
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  8. Scoob100

    Scoob100 Here a lot

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    Nice one, great composite.
     
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    Lovely lighting and composition Pete, colour one for me but could you drop the wall in to the background please :)
     
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  10. oldgeezer

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    Certainly Dave.

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  11. oldgeezer

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    Here is another Colour comp. Different colour grading.

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    They all look great!
     
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    Great lighting, looks really good, I prefer the first one

    When taking photos of somebody in a chair, it's generally best to have them come off the back of the chair (like in the first image), it puts their body into a better position. When they lean back in a chair it makes their heads look smaller, plus it can emphasize double chins, and makes their legs more prominent.
     
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  14. oldgeezer

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    o

    it's hard trying to get sitters when you are doing stuff for yourself and not for them Bernie and I know what you mean about sitting.
    Honestly, it was just practicing shooting all grey for composite purposes but I have to admit, they came out better than I expected.
    One light is definitely my favourite, as here, but in my mind if was forforem for composite purposes.
     
  15. bernieraffe

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    Yes I understand, my comments were just general ones about sitting on chairs, as the posing in your second shot is not too bad.

    All the comments about the background had already been made, so I thought I'd comment on a different aspect of the photo!!
     
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    You done good there Pete, I even like the sooc. And with only one light :thumbsup:
     
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    #1 for me with just a couple of edits. 1: have the carpet out to the edge. 2: add a nice vignette. 3: darken the little corner piece of the chair near his left shoulder, it's only a small thing but darker would be less distracting. it's just my view but I think the focus should be on the gentleman and not the background. In saying that, your editing skills are definitely right up there :)
     
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  18. oldgeezer

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    Read the post Isac, the first is sooc. No editing, just the starting point of a comp mate.
    I wouldn't post an unfinished photo but this was to show starting point.
    The idea,originally, was to shoot for a comp and that is the only flooring that I have that is grey.

    Appreciate the comments as always. I never take offence and every one has an opinion, just that mine are always right.......:grin:.

    what you see here is the easiest way to composite without any cutting out, just using a blend mode and shooting on grey. It doesn't work with anything else as well but needs to be low key also.
     
  19. Isac

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    Point taken Pete. Thank you. I do understand what your intentions were by playing with composites and yours was very well executed. I was just trying to let you know that I loved the sooc image and what I would do (IMHO) to edit it. What was your workflow to get the comp? - we are all here to learn :)
     
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  20. oldgeezer

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    Sorry if I came across rude at all Isac, It was not my intention at all.

    I see we are of the same age so we can empathise with our intentions to help others. I will make a quick video to show how easy it is. :)
     
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  21. Isac

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    Thanks Pete and I look forward to seeing the video. I do love to help out, especially with Photoshop editing. Cheers :)
     
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