vander

vander

Lives in Sooke, BC
Works as a Coxswain with Marine Search and Rescue
Has a website at http://www.vandervalk.ca
Joined on Apr 29, 2004

vander's recent activity

  • These are not "low key" images.  Creating a heavy vignette does not make a low key image. The subjects have blown out hot spots and areas of high contrast. The images are fine, but they are not ...
  • I've been on both sides of the fence. I owned a marketing company that assisted small businesses with their social media and also own a photography business. The market is saturated with ...
  • Replied in Engaged Couple
    I have to agree with the comment above me. If you had of used the rule of 3rds, the top portion and facial connection would have been much stronger and less "body + hands". Please lose the ethereal ...
  • From a colour and complimentary perspective, I understand why you chose to use the background/foreground colour, but for an image like this, I feel it doesn't work. Blue and green hues provide a ...
  • Second "Nine".  I was using Outlook for many years then it stopped syncing and was experiencing other issues, consistent across other users at the time. Tried Nine and it's been much better in my ...
  • 1. Age:  It gets harder the older the baby gets. After 10-14 days the baby doesn't tend to sleep as much as you'll have a more difficult time getting the images you may want. 2. Warmth: If you ...
  • Replied in I'm in Toronto
    Thank you, BAK. Appreciate your insight.
  • Replied in Aline Bees
    I can't thank you enough for that comment regarding my work and pricing, thank you. I struggle, and I'm sure many others do, in seeing my own work and pricing appropriately. I'm not overly ...
  • Replied in Aline Bees
    I have a 1.5 car garage that I'm using for an in-house studio. It's not amazing, but for the type of photography that we're offering, it works well. I don't live my life shooting photos, but it ...
  • That's still a pretty small light source. Are you using strobes or off-camera flashes? I would try bringing it as close as you can to your face, without being in the frame (2-3 feet and you will ...
  • What size light modifier are you using? Softer light is increasing the size of your light source. How far away from your face is your light right now? Well, not right now, but when you shot. :D
  • Replied in Always.....
    Blah. Don't listen to him. Your lighting isn't flat, your processing is. You can clearly see you have good definition and shadows and a nice rim light on the back of you. Hair light is present and ...
  • I agree with everything you've said. It's my hobby too.
  • I'm going to agree with one of the posters above and ask you this too, "what do you want to achieve?". Promoting online is painstakingly challenging to stand out from all the noise and it requires ...
  • I personally think #3 is much better than the rest of them. The subject is nicely framed.  The entire scene is properly exposed and it feels dynamic and has a strong sense of mood. Nice job.
  • Replied in Awful..
    Your comment contains more violence than the image does. There is not even remotely a hint of violence.
  • Aside from the good advice by the members above, imagine how much of a pain it would be to try to arrange a time to shoot the property with all the club members trying for access. Sounds like a ...
  • We got into the studio lights about 2 years ago with no experience. Bought 3 Alien Bees and 2 modifiers. Love them. For the level of work we do (hobbiest) it's perfect. I had issue with one of the ...
  • Replied in Leveling..
    Automatic level or colour doesn't always work, and this is a great example of that. The image you ran through auto levels came out looking horrible and much farther than the proper skin tones ...
  • I think you need a larger light source as the fall-off is too rapid in this portrait. This can be seen on your hands.
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Last entry Jun 13, 2010
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Last upload Jan 14, 2017