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  • A few pictures from the photo shoot for my new project..

    Thought I'd share.. lighting kinda sucked.. but we made it work with a couple of Halogen work lights. Here's the result...

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    I also took some random shots for the top right corner of the website.. I figure I'll change the shot for each seperate page. Stuff like.....

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    Finally, I also got "running/jumping" shots for four band members.... and did one of me looking frightened on a stepstool.. plan on running those together. Here's the jumping shots.. and the "gag" one of me on the stepstool.

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    Planning on this being the "theme" for our stage attire at pretty much all times.. black shirt/pants with one particular neon colored accessory (plan on changing the blue to an aqua/cyan color). 

     

    Obviously, I have some minor photo editing to do (safety pin is visible in a pic..etc..)


    Thoughts on the pictures/artistic direction?


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  • #2
    I think that's a pretty tried and true look. It hits all the marks for a general audience. The color shows energy and personality, and the black shows... I don't know.... clean and not irritating. It's a look that appeals to many and won't turn anyone off.

    You can obviously see the harshness and shadows from the halogen's but only when you're looking for it. I'd say they're very good for not having been done professionally. Studio lighting, even with the "proper" equipment, is difficult. Ultimately that's where professionals are most useful. But with good music and video, these well be prefectly fine. Somebody knew at least kind of what they were doing. Good job keying out the background too.
    Free prog-related metal from Michigan.

    http://www.silentlapse.com

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    • Blackbird 13
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      SLScott86 wrote:
      I think that's a pretty tried and true look. It hits all the marks for a general audience. The color shows energy and personality, and the black shows... I don't know.... clean and not irritating. It's a look that appeals to many and won't turn anyone off.

       

      Exactly what I'm hoping for!


    • toober
      toober commented
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      I get the female wearing the colored shoes (to be cutsie and accessorize) but the band as a whole has colored ties and half have colored suspenders with one guy having suspenders and a belt. It seems a little lopsided to me. Why not have the suspender alternative (belt) also be colored to even things out? And get those pants hemmed!

    • SaintJames
      SaintJames commented
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      Just a couple honest observations:

      1) All the guys' - except for the one in glasses - clothes are, like, two sizes too big. Black should be slimming, but the poofy front-pleated pants just seem to reverse that effect against the white background. The guys really contrast with the girl because she's wearing stuff that fits her and looks flattering on her (unless that was the intent.) It's a shame because everyone in the band - including the guys - are pretty attractive. You'd look really sharp with better-fitting clothes. Pleated slacks are really out of style...that's what you'd wear to a bus boy job. Get with some straight-legged, flat front slacks or non-worn slim jeans.

      2) The poses seem "forced", to say the least. A few quasi-candid shots - as if the picture was just taken after someone told a joke - might serve better to communicate the "fun party band" vibe.

      Sorry, really not trying to a jerk here, just offering some observations. 


  • #3
    And by the way, when I reread my post, it sounded super backhanded. It reminded me of when someone says "you guys are great for a local band." They're good photos, and the halogen issue only comes in when the whole band is in the shot and can't really move away.

    And yes, I was going to post this before you said it was your girlfriend.
    Free prog-related metal from Michigan.

    http://www.silentlapse.com

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    • #4
      I could be mistaken, but I'm guessing that finding a well-fitted shirt at that guy's height is easier said than done.

      Also, a lot of people are sure that well-fitted clothes are too small, because it's not quite as comfortable. Whst's great for you is there's a girl in the band. Use her as the fashion consultant. Probably.
      Free prog-related metal from Michigan.

      http://www.silentlapse.com

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      • #5
        Slim and skinny are definitely different things. Lots of companies make slim bootcut jeans that are a little more fitted, but not skinny fitted, through the thigh but open up to not bunch up over shoes. Levi's 527's are my choice.

        If I sound too interested in fashion, don't be fooled. I own two pairs of jeans that I wear every day. They're identical and I rotate them weekly or so.
        Free prog-related metal from Michigan.

        http://www.silentlapse.com

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        • #6

          How could anyone think it was a

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          • Blackbird 13
            Blackbird 13 commented
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            aaaaand.... the skelton of my website is up at www.popwireband.com , so you can see how I'm using said pictures.


        • #7

          Nice! I was hoping the site would work out the way it did in my head... I'm glad to see that you guys like it.

          Do you think the picture I'm using on the main page is a good one to use.. or should I swap it with one of the others?

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          • guido61
            guido61 commented
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            I think it's fine.   That's just a personal taste thing really.  Pick whichever one you guys like.













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