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Feb 15, 2011 08:32 |  #5221

Ed,
Nice lighting but she looks cut and pasted onto the background.
Also, I don't think straight on is flattering to even a young svelte thing in a bikini.


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Feb 15, 2011 09:38 |  #5222

Thank you for the input.

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Robert, you've been posting images for a while and they all have several things that could be improved. Sorry, I just could sit still today :) just trying to help out a little.

1 You gotta work on that hair trim. Take a smaller brush (clone - 2px)) and "paint" the hair with it. It will look less fake.

2. The skin is overcooked on most occasions and there's something silly going on with the color casts. This one is very orange, for examples. You seem to like applying noise(?) to add a little bit to the skin texture. The shadow areas are where it is apparent and a bit fake.

lastly fixing the girls pink eyes will be also beneficial. Grab the color sampler tool and click on the clear area of the eye. Select your paint brush in a new layer and set opacity to 5-7%. Paint away the pinkish areas.


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Feb 15, 2011 14:01 |  #5223

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Ranger RX AS Speed + A head + white mola setti =

love it....BUT...you cropped at the knees.




  
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Feb 15, 2011 14:23 |  #5224

I'm really enjoying the 53 so far. I want to get some portable power and try some outdoor shoots when the weather finally turns around.

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Feb 15, 2011 15:52 |  #5225

TMR Design wrote in post #11833873 (external link)
.....That's why I keep going with my monolights and Innovatronix XT/SE.....

You have RX600's.....Yes ???

I saw in your gear list you have two Explorers and an external battery.

Do you use one Explorer / light with the battery as a backup ?

Any idea how many pops would you get out of one Explorer with two RX600's on it ?

Do you need the auxiliary battery ?

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Feb 15, 2011 16:02 |  #5226

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You have RX600's.....Yes ???

I saw in your gear list you have two Explorers and an external battery.

Do you use one Explorer / light with the battery as a backup ?

Any idea how many pops would you get out of one Explorer with two RX600's on it ?

Do you need the auxiliary battery ?

Thanks,

Austen.

Hi Austen,

Yes, I have 600RX's and an XT and XT SE. I really like using one battery per monolight and the auxiliary battery sits in my trunk as a backup for whichever primary battery gets sluggish or dies.

Do I really need the auxiliary battery? No, I've never had to use it, but it's great peace of mind knowing it's there.


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Feb 15, 2011 19:02 as a reply to  @ TMR Design's post |  #5227

Need an opinion on power. My main lights I use for sports, large family groups and other things are Profoto Compact 600's, and I also have a Profoto 1200w pack with 2 heads.
I recently bought a Quadra which I have been using with a 39" Mini octa.
I just bought a 69" Octa and ordered a Bx500Ri to use with it. I had also considered the Bx250ri. I received the light and they shipped me the 250 by mistake and I am wondering if that will be enough. Most of my indoor work I have the Compact 600's turned almost all the way down, and usually run the Quadra very low.
I am planning to use the 60" Octa and the BxRi mainly for small groups, families, kids, etc. Any thoughts on if the 250 will be enough for that use? Remember I have the other lights if I need to light very large groups.




  
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Feb 15, 2011 19:53 |  #5228

DCS, I think you will want a 500 for use with the 69". I use a 500 in my 57" indirect and it seems like I always have it at full power.

Other people may have had different experiences, of course.


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Feb 15, 2011 23:28 |  #5229

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DCS, I think you will want a 500 for use with the 69". I use a 500 in my 57" indirect and it seems like I always have it at full power.

Other people may have had different experiences, of course.

the 69 octa is pretty efficient and although i haven't tested an indirect i'm sure there would be a loss of light just being indirect :)


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Feb 16, 2011 00:13 |  #5230

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Must be a hard life ed.


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Feb 16, 2011 00:14 as a reply to  @ post 11840557 |  #5231

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I am on my way to track you down!!! you need a more abstract name like mine haha.


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Feb 16, 2011 00:15 |  #5232

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Feb 16, 2011 01:23 as a reply to  @ sigma pi's post |  #5233

dmward wrote in post #11846935 (external link)
Ed,
Nice lighting but she looks cut and pasted onto the background.
Also, I don't think straight on is flattering to even a young svelte thing in a bikini.

Thanks for the feedback :)
She wasn't cut'n'pasted :)

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love it....BUT...you cropped at the knees.

haha thanks... is that a hard and fast rule of photography someone didn't tell me about? :oops:

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Must be a hard life ed.

it is!!! was a hot day... crazy day! Had to go for a swim afterwards :p


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Feb 16, 2011 06:40 |  #5234

ed. wrote in post #11852648 (external link)
haha thanks... is that a hard and fast rule of photography someone didn't tell me about? :oops:

The internet says No to cutting of limbs at joints.




  
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Feb 16, 2011 07:20 |  #5235

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The internet says No to cutting of limbs at joints.

Must be law if it's on the interwebs :lol:


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