I need some help here, a dear friend of mine is trying to get a professional public facing job and needs to submit professional quality photos for it. Essentially she will be doing trade-shows here in Vegas handing out promotional materials so she needs to be attractive in a business environment.
We did a photo-shoot over the weekend but she isn't sure which to submit for the job.Anyone who sees this and can spend a moment up-voting the pictures they like best of her would be helping out immensely to help determine which shots are good candidates.
Here is the link, just click on the image you like and thumb up the one you like best.
About the photo-shoot, shots were taken on the Las Vegas strip at the Palazzo and The Wynn using available light and some flash. Some the over-exposure shots were used simply because the stance of the model and lack of time to reshoot.
Did you use a reflection shield? Since some are a bit over kill on the facial lighting. And on some you even created a flare with it :/ also you never mentioned what kind of job she is applying for so people can't really speak for the situation. On some she might be to playfull which can totally set a wrong impression to it's potential boss:) I upvoted every classy face but with smiling eyes, since it looks inviting.
the picture you posted here is also one of the best you made (probably that's why it's here wouldn't it?) gj
I agree some of the pictures have a lot of lighting on them. I voted on the ones I liked just to help out.
Right you are MonkManiac I was short on details (since appended above), I had to run to a meeting so that's what I get for trying to create a thread with limited time. No reflection shield, we shot on the Las Vegas strip; the ones with over exposure were mostly at The Palazzo where a sun roof beamed in sun and it reflected heavily off the floor. I ran with them because of time and it reduced need for post production such as spot removal type work. Highlight tone priority mode reduced some of the washout :/ but the people looking at these aren't photographers or have a trained eye such as yours.
There were however no lens flares, what looks like lens flares such as the light in the water in one pic, is actually a light in the water. Some of he other lights which might be construed as lens flares are lights heavily impacted by a strong boca from shots at f/1.8 and f/1.2, the Vegas strip is all about lights and they are everywhere. Even the over-sized colorful balloons photo that appear to have a flare on the legs was the result of a shiny display behind me reflecting on her, I did not have time to fix that unfortunately.
The equipment used was a Canon 5D Mark III using first a EF85mm 1.8 USM, then a EF50mm 1.2L USM, and last an EF24-70 2.8L USM. Some of the latter shots included a Speedlight 580EXII using a Gary Fong disfuser.
It's a trade show job, we have loads of them in Vegas and companies who do the shows often hire pretty girls to get peoples attention to come to the booth and sign up for stuff or get product info.
LOL! That's my one expensive hobby. When I first started out buying equipment a salesmen at one of the photography stores warned me, his words still resonate through my head. "You know there is no such thing as a budget in photography" boy was he right.