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Jul 13, 2017 21:42 |  #3721

It looks kinda like your main light was a little low and it could use some fill


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Jul 13, 2017 21:54 as a reply to post 18401526 |  #3722

The main light was too low. Fill is a matter of taste or purpose. When I photograph large subjects, especially women who are weight conscious, I go for a higher ratio, as deeper shadows hide problem areas and slim subjects. Of course, in this case weight is not a problem, but just wanted to make a point of lighting ratios being dynamic, rather than set in stone.

I'd also move the kicker further back, so as to avoid the shiny spot on the right side of her nose.


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Jul 13, 2017 22:07 |  #3723

I don't do headshots and can only offer my biased view: she seems to have a deviated septum very much enhanced by the lighting. Positioning the light correctly and perhaps using some fill as DThriller mentioned above will make a difference.
Alveric also mentioned the shiny areas which I also find not very flattering. You may get rid of them in PP by using a local color of her face and just painting at a low opacity on a new layer (Photoshop) or simply have some facial powder being applied to mattify the oily skin just a little bit. If no powder is available, absorbing the oil with tissues works too :)


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Jul 14, 2017 00:25 |  #3724

Thank you, very much! Is there anything other than that? Is the pose alright? Color, cropping, background? Would you say this is a professional-quality headshot?

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Jul 14, 2017 06:01 |  #3725

KamenG wrote in post #18401526 (external link)
I would appreciate comments on this portrait. I would mostly like to know how it compares to a professionally executed headshot. Thanks!

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Besides all the good suggestions above, I would offer:
- brightest part of the image, at first look, appears to be her sweater - should be her face (in reality this isn't exactly true but given the shadows on the face, it looks true)
- DoF and or front focus seems to be an issue - look at her sweater - only the very front of her right shoulder seems to be in sharp / critical focus


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Jul 14, 2017 10:06 |  #3726

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Jul 14, 2017 12:30 |  #3727

Very nice. Love it.


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Jul 15, 2017 09:08 |  #3728

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Jul 15, 2017 12:44 |  #3729

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Jul 15, 2017 17:20 |  #3730

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Jul 18, 2017 18:49 |  #3732

KamenG wrote in post #18401526 (external link)
I would appreciate comments on this portrait. I would mostly like to know how it compares to a professionally executed headshot. Thanks!

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How about this one? Better?

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Jul 18, 2017 19:17 as a reply to KamenG's post |  #3733

I prefer this one. The light is nicer but it still needs some fill. The right temple looks a little "dirty" and her left shoulder looks a little high for my taste.


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Jul 18, 2017 21:09 |  #3734

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Jul 18, 2017 23:47 |  #3735

100mm f2.8L IS USM Macro

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