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Portrait photography

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:48 pm
by BJG145
Now come on, I love SOS, but I wouldn't post this on FB let alone publish it in a magazine.

Image

The "Snapped it on an iPhone" ethic is all very well, but you can't let the basics go entirely.

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:21 pm
by blinddrew
It is a bit less than flattering... :D

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:08 pm
by Wonks
Why do they think they call it Studio SOS?

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:09 pm
by Wonks
And at least they bothered to put on trousers and a shirt.

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:35 pm
by Forum Admin
What’s wrong with it? It’s not meant to be ‘posed’ but a record of what went on that day.

It’s real life.

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:53 am
by Hugh Robjohns
It ain't a posed studio portrait.

It's an action shot of the people featured in the article operating their studio set up, grabbed on the fly with a Canon 5Diii and the wide end of a 16-35mm lens in a very cramped 10x6 foot room with no natural light... Taken while simultaneously talking the guys through the EQ and dynamics processing options for the retuned drum kit which Paul was bashing next door.

If you can do better in the same circumstances, be my guest... I'd quite like to retire.... :beamup:

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:43 am
by ConcertinaChap
Hugh Robjohns wrote:I'd quite like to retire.... :beamup:

Nooooooooo!

CC

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:33 am
by Kwackman
BJG145 wrote:Now come on, I love SOS, but I wouldn't post this on FB let alone publish it in a magazine....

Pah, this FB generation- it's all about me, me! :D

TBH, I don't see the problem, it's not like you were picking your nose or scratching your arse?
Although, that shirt?! :thumbdown: You need a new personal shopper, all sound crew wear black T-shirts, it's the law.

On a quick scan of the article I didn't see the normal "the host provided us with chocolate Hobnobs" sentence, and I believe Hobnobs are mandatory on SOS visits. So maybe that's why they didn't use the better photos ;)

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:34 am
by desmond
Hugh Robjohns wrote:It's an action shot of the people featured in the article operating their studio set up, grabbed on the fly with a Canon 5Diii and the wide end of a 16-35mm lens in a very cramped 10x6 foot room with no natural light... Taken while simultaneously talking the guys through the EQ and dynamics processing options for the retuned drum kit which Paul was bashing next door.

Under those (challenging) circumstances, you'd *really* notice the difference if it was a phone snapshot, as suggested by the OP.

I have no problems with the pic... :shrugs:

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:09 am
by Brian M Rose
Well, OK.
Apart from a head popping out of his chest, Alien like, I've seen much worse. Including a picture of mine where the talkback mic appeared to grow out of the producer's nose.
I wouldn't have minded, but David Kirk captioned the picture as the 'New Nose Mic.'
Cmon, give the guy a little space.... :-)

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:37 am
by garrettendi
Kwackman wrote:On a quick scan of the article I didn't see the normal "the host provided us with chocolate Hobnobs" sentence, and I believe Hobnobs are mandatory on SOS visits. So maybe that's why they didn't use the better photos ;)

So, to get SOS to visit my awful home setup, all I need to do is promise chocolate Hobnobs?

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:56 am
by Hugh Robjohns
It's a tactic employed by many... Sadly, I'm not allowed choccy hobnobs anymore... :cry:

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:01 pm
by Matt Houghton
Hugh Robjohns wrote:It's a tactic employed by many... Sadly, I'm not allowed choccy hobnobs anymore... :cry:

You must have a preferred bribe to replace them, though?

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:02 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Brian M Rose wrote:Apart from a head popping out of his chest, Alien like...

But at least the picture includes some space to the right of the person in the foreground where you can see the back, bum and legs of the person in the background...

Yes, in an ideal world you'd see both eyes of each person in the shot, with separation between them and even lighting adding some attractive modelling.... but that simply wasn't possible in this situation. Would people prefer not to see the situation at all?

H

Re: Portrait photography

PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:22 pm
by garrettendi
Hugh Robjohns wrote:It's a tactic employed by many... Sadly, I'm not allowed choccy hobnobs anymore... :cry:

I assume someone has imposed a ban... But what they don't know, they certainly won't find out from me!

Of course you may want to use your admin privileges to delete this message and all other hobnob related posts to keep the secret safe!