Dean and Lynda's Portrait Workshop

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    Pete Robinson
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    On Sunday 7th.July 8 of us enjoyed photographing two professional and accommodating models in Haslington’s Yoxall Village Hall.
    They brought 3 complementary sets of costumes so we could photograph them together or separately. They easily changed from one pose to the next and were open to ideas from us. The real magic of their ability for me was how they interacted with each other creating a narrative for our photography.
    Martin McGing was especially helpful to us all in bringing and sharing his equipment. He also explained his lighting set up and advised us on various techniques for photographing couples in a studio set up. Martin has sent me a couple of a couple of imaginative storyboards to demonstrate the narrative of the session. It wasn’t just about taking someone portrait, but telling a story.
    I’ll post Martin’s storyboards to start this post and if anyone else would like to share their photographs taken at the workshop please do so here.

    Martin’s Suffragette and the Policeman storyboard-

    Martin’s Espionage storyboard-

    #19053

    meg cumming
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    Thanks Peter.  It was another quality day thathat was entertaining, learning and very well lead. I found yourself and Martin knowledge very useful. Dean and Linda’s skill was great and at no time was there any dull times. I love Martins story boards. Being straight back at work I’ve only just been able to download the images, but I will add some images on to the Web page and send some to Deans Web page as well. Well  done to everyone another successful day.

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    Pete Robinson
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    Here are a few of my efforts. My background cloth got creased and didn’t really suit the models costumes so I’ve made a basic attempt at changing the background in a couple of images. I need to spend more time tidying them up or trying different backgrounds, but it gives you the idea. Sorry to post so many, but I didn’t know which to leave off. Blame Dean and Lynda for being so good!

     

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    meg cumming
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    <p style=”text-align: center;”>I love your images.  Nice to see you dropped in a background. As you say Dean and Linda’s were professional in posing and had a good choice of outfits. It’s hard choosing a small selection fromantic a successful day. I like the way the last one has worked out.</p>

    #19062

    Pete Robinson
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    Carl has sent me a link to his website where he’s posted an article on his thoughts and photos of the day. See it here.

    #19065

    D.Williams
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    Lovely pictures from everybody from a brilliant day. It’s really interesting to see the different techniques and results. Many thanks to Pete for organising and Pete and Martin for bringing their equipment and guiding us all. Dean and Lynda were of course both brilliant, professional and incredibly patient.

    Anyway, here are a few of mine. I am finding that the screen on my camera gives very unreliable results as it shows considerably brighter than the actual downloaded images – especially in studio and low light shots. It is now 9 years old so I guess I should just be grateful that it still works. Annoying but fixable results.

    #19066

    Pete Robinson
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    Thanks for posting these. I think that’s a good set of images. Like you say Dean and Lynda were very professional and did similar poses for of all. It was a good idea to bring your own props so you got something a bit different. As our photos will have similar poses I think post processing will make the big difference.

    You should be able to customise the brightness of your screen. Can’t you darken it a bit? However, the histogram is best way to check your exposure.

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    meg cumming
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    meg cumming
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    Just a selection of images from Dean and Lynda’s portrait session. I think we can safely say it was an outstanding success. Some of mine are a bit dark of the face but I think some times its adds to the menace especially the Sweeney Todd images. I have dropped anew background in on the first one but still needs work on it. There are others on the shoot that I am really pleased with and I’m working on these. Work does get in the way. But looking from the ones posted already everybody has come away with good shots.

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