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Jun 05, 2011 11:53 |  #1

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I was going for a clean look with even lighting, had a ring light but I think I'm going to try to use a beauty dish next time with my 430EX II, any recommendations?

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Jun 05, 2011 12:19 |  #2

To my amateur eyes, her eyes look wierd and unnatural with the ring lighting.


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Jun 05, 2011 12:27 |  #3

The lights in the middle of the pupils look wrong. Shame as otherwise the lighting is nice I think.


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Jun 05, 2011 16:06 |  #4

The above responses are typical of what I get when I use my ringlight. Clone out the rings and put in simple round catchlights like one gets from an on camera flash and you will get kudos.

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Jun 05, 2011 18:54 |  #5

Benji wrote in post #12540945 (external link)
The above responses are typical of what I get when I use my ringlight. Clone out the rings and put in simple round catchlights like one gets from an on camera flash and you will get kudos.

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Exactly - and please place them at 10 or 2 o'clock offset - just looks weird when they are that close to the pupil.




  
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Jun 05, 2011 19:52 |  #6

IMO, the picture could be maybe a third of a stop brighter. It seems kind of underexposed to me.


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Jun 05, 2011 23:04 |  #7

Thanks for the feedback everyone, I can only get better by knowing what I do wrong :)


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Jun 08, 2011 18:10 |  #8

It may be preferentially what I find appealing, but if there were more highlights across her face and darker shades I think this would be a great photo. I agree with the ring lights as well.




  
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Jun 08, 2011 18:32 |  #9

Seems too dark in my opinion. I'd just overall brighten it up. To be picky I'd also just clone out some of the single hairs in front of her left eye and try to brighten up the teeth, but that might just correct itself if you brighten up the full image.


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Jun 11, 2011 11:05 |  #10

I find her skin on her right cheek too post-processed, more than the rest.


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