December 6, 2019 at 7:13 pm #47075Eliana FranzenburgParticipant
So these are what I was able to get. It’s a baby grand and the top didn’t open so I didn’t have that option. There was very little room to be able to fit all of the piano in frame but I did the best I could. The church had Christmas decorations up so I had to do a lot of editing to remove those.
It was very fun, and also an exercise in moving very fast. I had 20 minutes to take photos so I was just a little rushed 🙂December 6, 2019 at 10:40 pm #47097Jamie ParfittParticipant
One interesting thing about Naomi’s piano photos: She had to ask Annabelle and me to hold up a dark sheet in front of other things in the room in order to block the reflection of them. The highly-polished piano was like a mirror! The pedal harp in particular was “painted” all across the front. But holding up the sheet worked! Now I wish I had moved MORE things out of the other room (or covered them with a dark sheet) that tended to reflect on the other angle of the piano. There is so much to watch for when photographing things in a real room. And yet, it feels better to have the warmth of home in the pictures.
Mrs. ParfittDecember 6, 2019 at 10:41 pm #47098Jamie ParfittParticipant
I think I would Photoshop the wires out of the pictures of the Yamaha piano.
Mrs. ParfittDecember 7, 2019 at 12:24 pm #47110December 7, 2019 at 12:34 pm #47120December 7, 2019 at 12:39 pm #47125December 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm #47145December 7, 2019 at 8:10 pm #47147
That didn’t work so here goes another try.
December 7, 2019 at 8:19 pm #47149December 7, 2019 at 9:09 pm #47151December 7, 2019 at 11:05 pm #47168Esther MachenParticipant
- This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by A&E Mullet.
Here are my submissions…
It wasn’t the best situations for me either!! The second piano (a concert grand) was at a performing art center and the guy had color lights on. I felt like I had already asked him almost too much and it was overstepping it to ask him to change them. So, I included the black and white, because it looks more natural! 😊
I have to say, it is amazing what you end up doing as a photographer!! Lol! 😂 It was a lot of fun, though!December 7, 2019 at 11:23 pm #47174Esther MachenParticipantDecember 9, 2019 at 10:16 am #47185James StaddonKeymaster
You guys are SO AMAZING!! Can’t wait to comment on these tomorrow at 7pm! https://www.lenspiration.com/webinar/photo-critique-47/December 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm #47263James StaddonKeymaster
Well folks, to get the best rundown of what I (and the publishers) thought of your pictures, you can watch the replay here! https://www.lenspiration.com/video/webinar47/
In a nutshell, the Ziesemers loved the bright and clean look of @momparfitt’s photos. They hesitate to use them due to elements in the photos that would potentially make the cover feel dated.
They were a huge fan of @esther’s color photo of the grand piano on the open stage, without the lights. They hesitate on making it their final choice due to it being so similar to another photo that’s used for the cover of another similar publication.
My favorite photos were weighted toward the stark, black and white shots that multiple of you submitted, but that turned out not to be the preference of ZFP.
It turns out that the photo that best fit what they were envisioning was @mummaufam’s Victorian themed “J Mummau – Julia3.jpg”. Listen to the replay for the reasons why!
ZFP has not made the final choice, and may not do so until they are ready to publish the booklet which may still be months from now. However, I assure that I will revisit this thread and pay the winner once ZFP is ready to move forward with the final cover design of their publication!
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