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Dec 21, 2011 04:58 |  #1

I can get my Abbey to model for me! Any C&C would be great! Canon 40D 24-70 ISO100 f14 1/200 24 inch soft box on right for main and white shoot through umbrella on right for fill........

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Dec 21, 2011 06:48 |  #2

SOLID image:)


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Dec 21, 2011 06:57 as a reply to  @ scorpio_e's post |  #3

Great lighting.


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Dec 21, 2011 09:16 |  #4

looks great!


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Dec 21, 2011 09:50 |  #5

A lovely shot of Abbey!


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Dec 21, 2011 11:31 |  #6

Solid image, one thing I might suggest is dropping your shutter speed so that you bring in the lights from the xmas tree and maybe move her off the background a bit so you get some separation. Also the exif on the file doesn't match the settings you listed you might make sure the ISO didn't get bumped to Auto as the exif is reading iso 320 and F18.


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Dec 21, 2011 11:47 |  #7

I love that she's looking at me.
Just a little white on both sides of the eyes and I see it as perfect.
I agree with moving her away from the tree a little, and maybe turn to see a bit of the other shoulder.
I'm nit picking and I shouldn't.

This is very nice the way it is...Print it. :)


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Dec 21, 2011 12:14 as a reply to  @ DAMphyne's post |  #8

Nice but why f14? You'll lose sharpness due to diffraction on your 40D.

Now I see that your EXIF says f18. That's even worse.


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Dec 21, 2011 14:57 |  #9

Frugal wrote in post #13579500 (external link)
Nice but why f14? You'll lose sharpness due to diffraction on your 40D.

Now I see that your EXIF says f18. That's even worse.

As a rule of thumb - what's a good starting point??


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Dec 21, 2011 15:24 |  #10

If you want Abbey in focus and blur the background, around f/4. If you want the tree in focus, about f/8 should do it. Those aren't rules... just approximations.


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Dec 21, 2011 17:14 as a reply to  @ JimMcrae's post |  #11

I just noticed that the white balance was on AUTO.

I've been told to adjust it to FLASH because the camera can't compensate quickly enough for the color of the strobes. [Can anyone confirm this?!?!]

Your WB appears right on. Did you change the temperature of the picture in post-processing?


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Dec 21, 2011 18:01 |  #12

cpam.pix wrote in post #13581086 (external link)
I just noticed that the white balance was on AUTO.

I've been told to adjust it to FLASH because the camera can't compensate quickly enough for the color of the strobes. [Can anyone confirm this?!?!]

Your WB appears right on. Did you change the temperature of the picture in post-processing?

I sometimes use a grey card, but often just set it to auto, especially in dynamic environments with contrasting light sources. You can use wb adjustment - the eye-dropper thing - in DPP to click on something white on your subject which generally works well... sometimes the whites of the eyes, and do any necessary fine adjustment in photoshop.

I know others will disagree with this... seen this 'debate' before, but just my opinion. :)


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Dec 21, 2011 23:37 |  #13

cpam.pix wrote in post #13581086 (external link)
I just noticed that the white balance was on AUTO.

I've been told to adjust it to FLASH because the camera can't compensate quickly enough for the color of the strobes. [Can anyone confirm this?!?!]

Your WB appears right on. Did you change the temperature of the picture in post-processing?

Now and then I will shoot a grey card an still keep it in AWB- shoot in RAW always and adjust in post -that's waht I did here.


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Dec 22, 2011 00:54 |  #14

I'd give her a hair light to separate the detail in the top left corner. Also cropping is kinda weird. She is off to the left a lot, and the ornament on the right side of the image is half in.


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Dec 22, 2011 12:33 |  #15

Damian75 wrote in post #13579303 (external link)
Solid image, one thing I might suggest is dropping your shutter speed so that you bring in the lights from the xmas tree and maybe move her off the background a bit so you get some separation. Also the exif on the file doesn't match the settings you listed you might make sure the ISO didn't get bumped to Auto as the exif is reading iso 320 and F18.

+1 for this... I actually had to search to see if there were actually any lights on the tree at all, then I found the bulbs and was able to see the faint light. I would have liked to see a longer shutter showing more of the tree lights.


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