hmm...a tad too soft for me man...also...the subject matter doesn't tell me much...maybe for a good series...try to get more reference for the event in the pics?...heh...just a thot...good efforts thou...keep shooting!!
sehsuan: Hougang Primary, the school that illustrious arranged for us to go shoot.
hi sathea, nice for you to share with us some of your shots but honestly I feel that these shots aren't exactly what the school/client wants. The snapshot feel is there though the first few shots are close-up but they don't convey anything.
The shots also showed the lack of interaction with the students. If you want them to look at ease instead of tensed up while you're photographing them, you have to make them feel so.
Technically wised, most of them looked underexposed needing a lot of density adjustments on the Frontier scanner to salvage them(skin tone is still very dark). Do note that the student's school uniform is white and depending on your metering mode, you have to use some judgement in determining exposure values beforehand. Scenes like the shot with the many windows in the background are high contrast scene which you can't trust those matrix/evaluative metering anymore but to take spot readings.
Last 2 shots goes straight to the bin if you ask me, I would do that. I assume you're using ISO 200 film and honestly ISO 200 film indoor without using any form of artificial lighting can be quite a painful experience.
Just do your best and don't worry too much abt shooting more film. I can see the effort you've put in but there are still many little things that can make a big difference in what you get.
With all that said, I should also be sharing some of what I've shot with you guys too but I've yet to get them scanned yet. Will get it up by Thursday.
hmm... client? i thought it's a volunteer shoot and it is like an outing for me to take photos?
the slides looks ok though, doesn't look underexposed. maybe it's my monitor...
first time using this camera, seems like i need to learn more from it.
not failed. you have your own style, that is consistent
but remember, to get shots that the basic layman can appreciate, that would be better to boost your overall image to the "client" - even though you're a volunteer.
and thumbs up to you, for volunteering. i was breaking out in cold sweat when there wasn't any reply to the rally i made for illustrious
personally speaking, volunteerism is good, despite the hoohaa some of the other clubsnap chaps here mentioned - but those are people who are semipro or professionals who survive on photography. but shooting for a school, i feel it falls into the category of "service learning". well done for you, all the same