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Feb 19, 2012 11:52 |  #1

Hi, everyone! I've received a lot of C/C so far from t his forum and I'm really thankful. I have another photo that I would like criticism on.

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It was my first time ever using a flash, and this was just a test shoot. I had a YN-560 off-camera bouncing off of an umbrella. How did I do? It was already pretty dark, so I was overall happy with the lighting, but I'd like any crits to help me for next time!! :)

Also, two issues I have with it personally are that my framing cut off her hands unfortunately and that there's also a huge shadow on her right arm. Are these too noticeable/annoying?

Thanks so much in advanced!!



  
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Feb 19, 2012 17:05 |  #2

goodnightarizona wrote in post #13924502 (external link)
Are these too noticeable/annoying?

I don't think so. Of course they could be improved with the next shoot, but I think you're well on your way to figuring out OCF! Looks like a great start.

Next time, I would suggest having her put the hand being cut off behind her back.


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Feb 22, 2012 21:11 |  #3

What were your settings (flash and camera--also, in manual for both ?). You've used flash pretty transparently here--meaning it's not so obvious you've added it; and yet it looks natural, the light looks good.



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Feb 22, 2012 21:22 |  #4

The lighting looks pretty good, but the crop looks awkward. Perhaps something more along this line.


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Feb 22, 2012 22:35 |  #5

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #13947827 (external link)
What were your settings (flash and camera--also, in manual for both ?). You've used flash pretty transparently here--meaning it's not so obvious you've added it; and yet it looks natural, the light looks good.

What he says!

Now the challenge is to be able to repeat that transparent look.


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Feb 22, 2012 22:48 as a reply to  @ windpig's post |  #6

Lighting looks good to me, just the framing issue you're already aware of.


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Feb 23, 2012 21:47 |  #7
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the crop was in my mind also, the vignette was strong especially a the bottom where her hands go pale. her body goes soft, I would have liked the subject sharper.


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