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#760957 - 10/17/09 12:52 AM Uncle Steve Band  
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I set my camera on a tripod, set the band up at the counter, hit the timer and ran over to get into the picture. I then blurred the background a little in photoshop to make the band stand out better. I was surprised at the results. I was thinking that this might look good in B&W

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#760964 - 10/17/09 01:25 AM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: Uncle Steve]  
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You might try making the back ground b&w and leaving the band in color like this. . .

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#761008 - 10/17/09 04:39 AM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: NaomiSue]  
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COOL...(Now...maybe all the stuff BEHIND the Table...& Light Fixtures/Sign...with a real Light-YELLOW Overlay...?)

Band's Lookin'-Good, Unka Stevie!

OOO..& maybe Re-BLUE that Cup?....&...(Is Naomi still smilin'?) ;-)>

Nice Work & Big Hugs, Y'All,
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#761025 - 10/17/09 08:57 AM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: ]  
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Very smart to put the cute one up front. I like it, though I wonder if the guy standing is part of the band or not. I like it because it's not your "average" band pic.

#761231 - 10/17/09 11:19 PM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: Tom Tracy]  
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VERY cool, Uncle Steve. Love the B&W version the best. That's album cover material.


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#761240 - 10/17/09 11:40 PM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: Tricia Baker]  
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The bartender looks too gay! LOL, just kidding! grin I like the black and white treatment too, but I'd like to see a couple of other things in color, like maybe the light fixtures and the cymbol hanging on the wall? IS the gay bartender part of the band? LOL grin


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#761265 - 10/18/09 01:22 AM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: Polly Hager]  
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Nice shot, Unc. Even though you set it up, it looks like a nice candid.

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Here's one with a little more color. Ya know I didn't even think to ask for permission to edit these pictures. Sorry if I'm stepping on toes.


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#761488 - 10/18/09 11:17 PM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: NaomiSue]  
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nice job...wish the guy behind you was standing at the end of the bar....details, details smile
new band name...
"4 thorns and a Rose" smile

#762088 - 10/20/09 09:30 PM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: NaomiSue]  
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Thanks Naomi, I really like the second treatment, just enough color. Thanks for taking the time to do this I'm going to attempt this version later on tonight.
Steve

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Stan;

Thanks, I believe Naomi got it just right on the second version!

Steve

#762095 - 10/20/09 09:39 PM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: Tom Tracy]  
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Originally Posted by Tom Tracy
Very smart to put the cute one up front. I like it, though I wonder if the guy standing is part of the band or not. I like it because it's not your "average" band pic.


Tom;

Ya' That cute one is always up front and us old guys kind of hang in the back. Not only is my daughter-in-law cute (with the sweetest New Orlean's accent you ever heard) but that girl can take the windows out with that voice of hers. The guy standing is our drummer and he should have been at the end of the counter. I may try this again set up like Moker suggested

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#762096 - 10/20/09 09:42 PM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: Tricia Baker]  
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Originally Posted by Tricia Baker
VERY cool, Uncle Steve. Love the B&W version the best. That's album cover material.


Thanks Tricia;

I like the second, partial B&W that Naomi did. I agree with the album cover I just wish we had an album to cover..lol

Steve

#762099 - 10/20/09 09:44 PM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: Scott Campbell]  
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Originally Posted by Scott Campbell
Nice shot, Unc. Even though you set it up, it looks like a nice candid.

Scott


Thanks Scott, I don't think this band knows anything but candid. We're all family and it shows!

Steve

#762107 - 10/20/09 09:54 PM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: Polly Hager]  
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Originally Posted by Moker Jarrett
nice job...wish the guy behind you was standing at the end of the bar....details, details smile
new band name...
"4 thorns and a Rose" smile


Thanks Moker;

You're right! I will try this again with "Uncle Buzz" the drummer standing at the end of the counter(did you ever try and get a drummer to do anything). Much more visible that way.

Thanks
Steve

#762110 - 10/20/09 10:01 PM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: Polly Hager]  
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Originally Posted by Polly Hager
The bartender looks too gay! LOL, just kidding! grin I like the black and white treatment too, but I'd like to see a couple of other things in color, like maybe the light fixtures and the cymbol hanging on the wall? IS the gay bartender part of the band? LOL grin


Polly;

Naomi got the second version just right!
Ahh! that guy behind the counter is my son and he is married to that southern cutie up front and they have three of the most beautiful kids (my grandkids) on the planet. He's the heart and soul of this band.

Steve

#762240 - 10/21/09 11:22 AM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: Uncle Steve]  
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Hey Steve,
I was thinking about this picture all night, imagining how it could be better. The drummer looks like he's not part of the group. It looks like the camera is sitting on the counter.
Here's what I'd like to see - position the camera maybe on a tripod to the left. You want to see a bit more of the "band" area, and less of behind the bar, but the building is interesting and I want to see some of what is already there in the background, so moving the camera to the left and working on the angle would give you that view. It would also open up an area a bit more for all of the band to be together.

Next, there's not much excitement happening in the picture. three guys are focusing on the drummer (talking??). I would think it would be better to move the drummer to the band side, and have each person focusing on something different- one could be lifting a mug of coffee, two could be chatting, one looking somewhere else. I like how your daughter-in-law has her eyes off to one side, but here's what I'd like to see. Have her turn her head to the side, then move her eyes to look straight at the camera with a sort of flirty smile. The rest of the band members are interactive - and she's toying with the viewer - the receptive one.
Waddya think?

#762279 - 10/21/09 02:12 PM Re: Uncle Steve Band [Re: Tom Tracy]  
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Tom;

The current shot was set up in hurry (in between paying diner customers)just to get a feel for the potential. I think you're suggestion for the next shot is right on the money. Thanks for taking the time to think about this.

Steve


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