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Ladies of the green

A shot from a few months back when I had just got my lights, this was my first outing with them. Thanx to the lovely ladies Gabrielle and Antonia for posing for me. Studio photography is a whole different ball game in photography and I am still learning a lot about using studio lights. This was taken in the park in Kenwood in Hampstead.

Ladies of the green

A shot from a few months back when I had just got my lights, this was my first outing with them. Thanx to the lovely ladies Gabrielle and Antonia for posing for me. Studio photography is a whole different ball game in photography and I am still learning a lot about using studio lights. This was taken in the park in Kenwood in Hampstead.

comments (17)

I would have preferred to have them more in the centre. Nice shot though.
sk: thanx Jid, I actually don't know how to centre anymore
i like the fact that you chose to shoot them from an off-centered position. it gives it a more unique look.
sk: thanx Nicole
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Aug 2006, 01:10
Love the skin tones on this one. The lighting is also superb.
However, I too think the subjects should have been centred or a more pronounced off-centre position chosen.
sk: thanx Deji
  • Dammie
  • the desktop
  • 23 Aug 2006, 02:20
Hmmmmm, maybe these off centerted pictures is ur thing!!!

Not a bad pic!!
sk: thanx miss D
  • suby
  • MK, UK
  • 23 Aug 2006, 06:57
I dooo like the skin tones. Nothing wrong with the composition to me, works perfectly fine to me. Absolutely Good good shot bro.

Suby
sk: thanx Mr Suby
  • dezhare
  • a desk
  • 23 Aug 2006, 09:22
woooo hot chocolate...the white tops offset the lovely skin tones.....me likey!!
sk: thanx Ebun, glad U like it
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 23 Aug 2006, 09:49
Very nice shot Asiko!
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 23 Aug 2006, 09:52
What kind of lights and are the expensive? On a side note, I've been asked to cover a wedding. What equipment did you take with you to the last wedding you did? I dont even have an off camera flash, need to order one pronto..what do you recommend?
sk: okey dokey here goes; for this shot I used bowens gemini studio lights (ermmm they are a bit expensive, over a thousand pounds). If I could give U advice about buying photography equipment it is that U shouldn't comprise the quality with price, look for bargains on the good stuff, not cheap quality stuff. It will come back and bite U in the butt if u think U are making a saving by buying lesser quality.
Now onto the wedding, please please buy a canon 580EX (or a newer version) flash gun, it is invaluable for weddings and buy it pronto to get used to it before the wedding. I usually take all my lenses but I end up using 105mm, 50mm and 18-55mm. Make sure U have loadsa batteries all charged up, for the camera and for the flash (the flash eats battery power, so get some rechargeables). Very importantly get at least 3GB worth of memory, I shoot in RAW so I take 4GB worth but I never really use up the capacity. Weddings are about being alert to catch moments. I make the bride my focus and then everybody else is secondary, she tends to be the most emotional, that said i still take pics of others as well. hope this helps, any other questions?
lovely portrait!
sk: thanx david
  • Funmi
  • 23 Aug 2006, 11:04
colours, colours... beautiful colours
sk: thanx Funmi
  • dezhare
  • a desk
  • 23 Aug 2006, 11:22
asiko, I hear ur sharing flowers around the UK today.....dont forget us o...
sk: Sharing flowers ke, aunty Ebun there is a always a flower for U from me LOL.
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Aug 2006, 11:25
I just really like the way you caught them together...8.25/10
sk: thanx Samarth
Ade, these your lights are great
  • Sinem
  • MK, UK
  • 23 Aug 2006, 14:19
Great composition and lovely colours but I think a little bit more DoF wouldn't do anyone any harm. Still it's a great shot.
  • Tee
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2006, 14:43
beautiful shot, asiko! Look at their skin glow....
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 23 Aug 2006, 23:57
For weddings, it doesn't hurt to have a back-up camera, you never know when you might need one, and why risk not getting any shots because the camera decides to develop an issue during the shoot, so please bring a back-up.

Look into used equipment. I got mine for 1/3 the price of new.

Lovely shot...studio lighting is tough, do you have a good flash meter? It is an invalueable tool. I use a Minolta Flash Meter IV.
Yeesss..The lights..Turned out prettyful I wuold say.

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