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Postby BJG145 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:48 pm

Now come on, I love SOS, but I wouldn't post this on FB let alone publish it in a magazine.

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

Postby blinddrew » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:21 pm

It is a bit less than flattering... :D
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Re: Portrait photography

Postby Wonks » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:08 pm

Why do they think they call it Studio SOS?
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Re: Portrait photography

Postby Wonks » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:09 pm

And at least they bothered to put on trousers and a shirt.
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Re: Portrait photography

Postby Forum Admin » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:35 pm

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.
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Re: Portrait photography

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:53 am

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:
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Re: Portrait photography

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:43 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:I'd quite like to retire.... :beamup:

Nooooooooo!

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Re: Portrait photography

Postby Kwackman » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:33 am

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 ;)
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Re: Portrait photography

Postby desmond » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:34 am

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:
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Re: Portrait photography

Postby Brian M Rose » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:09 am

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.... :-)
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Re: Portrait photography

Postby garrettendi » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:37 am

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?
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Re: Portrait photography

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:56 am

It's a tactic employed by many... Sadly, I'm not allowed choccy hobnobs anymore... :cry:
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Re: Portrait photography

Postby Matt Houghton » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:01 pm

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?
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Re: Portrait photography

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:02 pm

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?

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Re: Portrait photography

Postby garrettendi » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:22 pm

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!
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