ideas from when stuff goes wrong?

ideas from when stuff goes wrong?

16 posts
12 Nov 2013
so in the photo below it all started one shoot with a friend of mine who iv shot a dozen times and the flash behind me didnt fire but backdrop did i now love the image and have had it displayed in various compilations and stuff but really it wasnt the shot i was after........ it went wrong then i did some photoshop and liked the result.... does this happen to anyone else? or am i alone in my wierd world
Posted 12 Nov 2013
nessie
Photographer
nessie
Know the feeling well ........... First shot on the beach almost right ........... Then try again and didn't see the wave coming!!! Giggles all round afterwards - Emily is a great sport!
Posted 12 Nov 2013
Edited by nessie 12 Nov 2013
marksilvester
Photographer
marksilvester
Yes, but have noticed doing studio workshops that all too often its seen as a mistake and deleted before it make its way to a screen and the chance to have a proper look.

Posted 12 Nov 2013
w4pictures
Photographer
w4pictures
Yes, it happens often and usually for the same reasons (I must replace my flash heads). And then, as you say, it starts to look like a very contrasty version of something you nearly intended and now quite like.

Posted 12 Nov 2013
wow this had me in fits kudos to emily!
Posted 12 Nov 2013
mph
Photographer
mph
nessie

Then try again and didn't see the wave coming!



So you say, so you say!  smiley  Didn't stop you timing the shot perfectly! wink
Posted 12 Nov 2013
Edited by mph 12 Nov 2013
paule
Photographer
paule


I'd done a little urbex at this old military hospital a few months earlier.. found a model who was up for a shoot there, arranged the session... turned up...

before


and found this.... I guess the ravers turning up the week prior to me moved demolition plans forward... it had stood empty for years... we had to find an alternative site.. which was nowhere near as good..


after


Posted 12 Nov 2013
Edited by paule 12 Nov 2013
Lady photographer was taking my picture. I posed behind a tree and her flash failed to go off properly, so we ended up with a Halloween type shot...
Posted 12 Nov 2013
OldMaster
Photographer
OldMaster
Judging by the red eyes and the shadows there certainly was flash... just hopelessly too much!! As for the girl on the beach/wave..the second one catching the moment and the shock reaction is so much a better picture than the "sterile" pose of the first...definitely a winner for me!! As for the demolition one....
Posted 14 Nov 2013
johnlp
Photographer
johnlp
Not quite the same thing, but I often find that the last half hour of a shoot can provide some of the best images, as having covered the main themes you've then got time to improvise.

The last image on my profile was done by guessing where to put the flash, getting the setting totally wrong, throwing the water, from a plastic cup courteously of the hotel room, with my left hand and holding the camera with my right hand.  I'm pretty sure that I haven't cropped the image either, and definately not photoshopped.
Posted 15 Nov 2013
Edited by johnlp 15 Nov 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
johnlp

Not quite the same thing, but I often find that the last half hour of a shoot can provide some of the best images, as having covered the main themes you've then got time to improvise.


+1

Although I'd have argued it's because you're both more relaxed in each others company and are winding down which will mean more spontaneous shots rather than looking contrived.  Nerves often get the better of me so this seems a valid explanation, certainly in my case.

Three of what I consider to be my best images were among the last 3 or 4 shots taken during the shoots (which involved hundreds of shots each) in question and were spontaneous rather than planned:





Posted 15 Nov 2013
Edited by RedChecker 15 Nov 2013
johnlp
Photographer
johnlp
"Although I'd have argued it's because you're both more relaxed in each others company and are winding down which will mean more spontaneous shots rather than looking contrived"
+1

I was considering adding something like this (but not so eloquently)in my original piece.
Posted 15 Nov 2013
Edited by johnlp 15 Nov 2013
Sorry, I haven`t been able to upload my example. However, I`ved "upped" it to the main image on my portfolio.

No idea what went wrong with the flash arrangements - but I rather like the shot on the right.

CanonpicsParayphotos.

Posted 16 Nov 2013
CanonpicsParayphotos
Sorry, I haven`t been able to upload my example. However, I`ved "upped" it to the main image on my portfolio. No idea what went wrong with the flash arrangements - but I rather like the shot on the right. CanonpicsParayphotos.
here u go il add it
Posted 16 Nov 2013
Edited by Josh_Woodcock_Photography 16 Nov 2013
Well done that man !

Many thanks, Josh.

Posted 16 Nov 2013
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