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Guilin - Cormorant Fishermen

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by simplelogik, Dec 19, 2011.

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    Interesting, would have been a fun shoot :)
    Like #2 the best, the hills look amazing.

    The PP is "different" on your shots, makes it look almost painted.
     
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    The rate for them posing isnt that high considering the quality of the photo's mate.

    Very nice photo's.
     
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    Yeah, trying to post process in the style that AIPP judges would like as I might enter these this year.

    Hahaha, the style of posing they do is tacky, e.g like having the bird standing at the end of their oar :) It's more catered for the tourist group. If you go with the big tourist group it's around $5-$10 p/p but they go out in the mid day sun and you can't ask the fisherman to pose or position them. Also, my flash don't work very well during the day, so ended up hiring the fishermen for ourselves for sunset.
     
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    Yah, unfortunately the old China that people envisaged no longer exist.

    I think unless the photographer shot that photo 15+ years ago, I suspect he paid for his fisherman as well :) .. We got the idea from Luminous Landscape.

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/locations/classic-chinese.shtml
     
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    Amazing set mate :thumbup: Loving #2 and #3. The pp works very well, gives em that old skool eastern movie feel. Very nice :)
     
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    Thanks .. #1 is the first photo I've shot that got explored on Flickr .. yay !!!
     
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    The editing works really well on these! How did you achieve that painted look in the sky? Looks like a great opportunity.
     
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    Dodging & burning and then texture overlay to bring out the "artificial" detail in the sky otherwise it's featureless SOOC.
     
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    I'd say just watch your highlights - it's okay on the light - but it looks a little blown around the face - bring that down a bit and you'll do well.
     
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    Err thanks for the confidence :)

    The fisherman’s lower portion is totally blown but I don’t mind, I just fill it with the same colour as the light source. Had I metered for the fisherman’s face then there’ll be no detail in the sky. The main subjects for me was actually the cormorant and the sky, had to wait for the moment where it flap which was not often, most of the time it just sat there and look like a pigeon.
     
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    you asked for advice .... - I don't mind the highlights in the light - but I think there's too much light on the faces - just print them down a bit and it'll even out the tones much better,
     

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