Friday, April 3, 2009

A Few More...

Thanks to a comment by Mel, I realized that these guys hands looked a bit red and cold in some of the pictures on the last post. SO... I fixed their hands on this first one I am posting today and will fix them on the ones from last day if the couple chooses one of them as their final...

I still don't know a lot about using individual curves on R,G,or B, but I found that adjusting the hue of the red channel on their hands and faces made for pleasing skin tones... Anyways.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wind, Hail, and Snow

Okay, so maybe not hail... and there really wasn't any snow... but there WAS wind, and it was terribly cold. Because of that, as well as some weird lighting, a lot of the shots from this shoot ended up looking either wind-blown, or rather flat looking (the weird lighting...). Also, as we went on, the couple got pretty cold and you could tell from their skin color.

Despite all that, we ended up getting some pretty sweet shots, and with a little color correction and stuff they actually look quite warm and pleasing. I have more and will post them later today, but for now, here are three of the four that I worked on last night before crashing.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

To Film, or Not to Film?

On our last shoot, Nathan was manning the monster film cameras, while I stayed with the much less monstrous 1Ds-mk2 (okay, so that is a pretty big monster with the 70-200L 2.8 on it... but that is a GOOD monster) *(thats for all the camera nerds out there... :) ).

ANYWAYS, I decided to try out adding some film grain to a shot to see if people (well, Nathan at least) thinks it looks like film at all.

So, without further adue, and without even any more parenthesis, I present:

Pure digital glory:

And defamed by film grain: Fuji Pro 400H grain and color emulation

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Filmin' at the Castle

I had another shoot with Nathan yesterday. We were shooting a couple that really wants everything shot of film, so I was just backup. Nathan manned the big guns, a medium format (6x7 cm) and a large format (not sure exact size.. 5 inches maybe?) monster. It was great because the couple had a lot of ideas as to what poses and shots they wanted. All in all it was a fun evening. (aside from lugging potted trees up to the castle lol... but that wasn't too bad in the end...)

Nathan manning the monster: