Originally Posted by ebayologist
I went to a casting today for female models for a project I'm a collaborator in. And quite a few cuties, but Jesus, I don't think I've ever in my life seen so many amateurish head shots. I don't think I saw a single shot in every portfolio I felt looked legitimately professional maybe it's that one of my boy's set up all the logistics of it. But really I think commercial photography's accessibility is killing it at the same time. I don't know that that's constructive to any of you but I had to share that, maybe some inspiration to make some profound/interesting work with your DSLR's, but if you take awful head shots of reasonably attractive women, please stop, you're killing me on the inside.
i totally understand where you're coming from, ebay. i'm no professional photographer but i have learned a lot from an old instructor of mine who happened to be a great professional free lance photographer from the work i've seen. recently, my high school's seniors had their portraits taken by one photo. company whom i wish to keep to myself. anyways, their head shots were so "amateurish" like you previously stated. i was taught to get that special angle (signature of the face = about 45 degree angle where eye brow meets the cheek bone, hides ears).. and every body's senior portraits were terrible imo with bad angles and everything.. everybody looks like they have a broken neck and it was straight ridiculous.. it seems to me as though the company's so-called photographers
in my area feel that they are masters of this art just bc they have expensive DSLR's and a studio w/ lighting equipment... just thought i'd share that as well
hamez3 - how did you get your sensor cleaned? if professionally done, how much did you pay? i've attempted doing so with a blower and my sensor looks clean but i'm still getting some tiny spots
kr0mey - dope sunset
twosick - nice pickup