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This is a discussion on urban yoga within the People photography (portraits, sports etc.) forums, part of the Show your photo (Color) - Landscape & Nature (flowers, mountains, storms etc.) category; wanted to show you some of the shots i took on saturday for a photoshoot of one of my first ...

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    wanted to show you some of the shots i took on saturday for a photoshoot of one of my first paying clients. i'm very excited with how they turned out. these were some of the more creative shots we took. she's really into yoga, so i had her and her friend do some poses while i shot them towards the end of the shoot. let me know what you think






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    Very neat idea! I think there might be some minor exposure and WB issues in the images, but the poses and the ideas are really unique - well done! I would caution you against having all of your subjects quite so centred though.

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    The most important is if the client liked it
    I like them but I find the bkgd a bit busy .
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    I would go for a different background as well, one that is urban but could also be blurred out with depth of field. I would also place them in a higher position such as on a parapit, steps, etc. so that body parts such as feet and hands are NOT cut off by other elements in the shot. Old Montréal comes to mind or on Mount Royal.

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    I thought this was the "show your photo" and not the critique section?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    I thought this was the "show your photo" and not the critique section?
    ps...interesting shots dude!
    That's true BUT the OP asked us what we thought.
    Even so, for my own critique, I held back because it's the show forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    I thought this was the "show your photo" and not the critique section?
    ps...interesting shots dude!
    FYI, True critique involves a full technical and compositional evaluation of the shot, that can take several paragraphs.

    General comments should be expected in "Show your photo".

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    lol. thanks for the comments and mikeS and tirediron, thanks for the compliment. the mini critiques were helpful for my next photo shoot. i'll try and remember not to cut off body parts with scenery

    it's funny, but the busy background is actually what i like most about the photos. my attempt was to more use the "models" in the first two photos as more of an accent to compliment the scene. i liked the contrast of the green organics against the unatural graffiti'd wall and i thought the yoga poses added a kind of indie grrrly zen quality to it and fit.

    the original photos without processing are actually not as contrasty or saturated. i spent time dodging and burning the wall and leaves to create the slightly unnatural vibrancy. the overexposure is caused by my curves adjustment too with an overlay of desaturation layered at 30 percent. i have to say though, i looked at these on my work computer and i think i may have overdone the post processing a little. i think i need to calibrate my monitor. i still love 'em, though, and the client did too. thanks for letting me know what you think. it's helpful advise for when i go out and shoot in the future.

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