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New press pictures of my band

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by maxoges, Feb 27, 2006.


  1. maxoges

    maxoges

    Aug 23, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    What do you think?
    I'm the one with the cap.

    [​IMG]

    No dirty comments about my little sister ;)
     
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    You guys are very Swedish... in a good way. ;)


    Just because I'm a photo major at college, the background and the floor space don't blend very well... but the guy on the right has the thinnest ankles ever!
     
  3. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    Cool pics, cool look!
    Why does the bass player have to be in the back? :mad: :D
     
  4. maxoges

    maxoges

    Aug 23, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    The floor and background is the same piece of paper. It got dirty when we moved around. I guess I could photoshop that right out.

    The guy taking the photos is my (half)sister's father. He a fashion fotographer and music video director. He was kind enough to do us a favour.
     
  5. maxoges

    maxoges

    Aug 23, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I hear you!
    In the case it is justified. I'm paralyzed in my feet, so I can't stand up front. I'd fall over and ruin the foto session. I always lean on my amp on stage and pretend I'm John Entwistle.

    People are so used to bassists standing in the back with the drummer no one ever realizes it is the only way for me to be on stage, unless I'm hanging from a rope or something
     
  6. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    i like it ,
    but i think it would be better as a " head shot " ,
    or , from the waist up ... all those legs look too tangled up .

    no offense intended ,
    just my opinion ...:cool:


    p.s.
    nice lookin' sister :D
     
  7. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    Wow! I bet it takes considerable effort for you to play on stage. I'm glad you don't let that stop you.
     
  8. maxoges

    maxoges

    Aug 23, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I did a sloppy clean up job in photoshop just to see an all white background. Is this better?
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    I think it looked fine the way it was. Whats wrong with having a floor?
     
  10. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    m.02$

    I have been doing bio shots for years and years.
    blk and white and cropped to a head/facial shot.
    Sorry if this dosent show my expierence but If took all of 4 seconds.

    I put in the last one I did to back up the talking smack (and it was tken outdoors in winter so the lighting sucked. took hours of burning/dodging highlights and shades to get it not washed out.
    PLus I removed a flagpole and half of grand truck station in downtown motown.
     
  11. maxoges

    maxoges

    Aug 23, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I like it! Any reason why you made in black and white?
     
  12. tribal3140

    tribal3140 Banned

    Nov 9, 2004
    near detroit...uh
    99% of all head shots are black and white.
    Colors become distracting when a potential employer/agent yada... yada... it scrutinizing the photo and its contents.

    [I dont remeber why it originated]
    but it takes the picture to the essentials, the content.
    I'd probably burn the background color to grey, to make your faces contrast more from it and to make your faces the most salient feature.

    I removed all other features, I.e. legs etc to make the focus on your faces. Its a good canvas and the following editing would be cake!
    T
     
  13. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    There are a couple problems with your crop tribal:

    - It's an odd shaped crop, wouldn't print well as an 8x10
    - Most people want to see "head shot" style pictures as a portrait style setup, upright... vertical you know.
    - The crop is strange with that guy's elbow missing


    Max: I wasn't suggesting the floor be removed, I was merely suggesting that the photographer should have blended the edges of the floor into the white background, as to not create that awkward jump.

    As you can see, it was done to some extent, but it wasn't brought forward enough. I like being able to see the floor space, but it should be lighter. But I'm just nitpicking.
     
  14. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!