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Oct 07, 2012 12:34 |  #9451
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Thanks guys. Funny thing was about the facial hair is as soon as he got home he shaved it off. I was thinking "what the heck". The redness of the skin tones is something I need to address on my monitor. Every since I got this new laptop my pictures seem to have a reddish skin tone to them.


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Oct 07, 2012 13:25 as a reply to  @ locky's post |  #9452

One of my recent seniors wants a specific backdrop for her yearbook headshot. She showed me a pic of it in her yearbook and I think it looks like a Denny's style backdrop but I can't locate it on their site. Does anyone recognize it?

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Oct 07, 2012 13:32 |  #9453

It's from intuition backgrounds. Subway. http://intuitionbackgr​ounds.com …---photography-backdrops/ (external link)


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Oct 07, 2012 13:57 |  #9454

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It's from intuition backgrounds. Subway. http://intuitionbackgr​ounds.com …---photography-backdrops/ (external link)

Tiff, not only was your response not in the form of a question, you didn't even buzz in. No points for you. ;)


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Oct 07, 2012 15:05 |  #9455

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OK.. Here is the down and dirty trick to get perfect exposures

Equipment:

1.Strobe that will get you to F/16.. I use an AB1600
2. Triggers.. I use pocket wizards
3. Beauty dish- I suse Paul Buff 22" white dish
4. modifier for the dish.. I use a #30 grid or a sock for full length shots
5. Light meter-- but you can chimp with an current accurate camera

A. Put your camera in TV mode. Aim into the area behind your subject and get a meter reading... in the photo i just posted it was F/4.0 @ 1/200... but i had a 4x ND filter and a circular polarizer stacked and the sky was at F/13 @ 1/125.

B. Return your camera to Manual mode and set it to what the camera meter said in TV mode.

c. set you light output for the highest ambient light reading.. this is where the light meter comes in handy but you can chimp and raise the output of the strobe to match your ambient

D.. your done.. take the shot

The camera meter is very accurate but it can be fooled, but not very often, especially on the newer cameras. The 5D3, 1DMK111,1DMKIV and the 1Dx are deadly accurate so i cheat with the TV trick, especially when your on the move at wedding and o location with seniors

I prefer the beauty dish because the fall off of light from the subject is awesome for outside work.


Care to give some detail on the easiest way this is done? Thanks


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Oct 07, 2012 15:08 |  #9456

Nice.
Outdoor ones are great.


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Oct 07, 2012 15:57 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #9457

JakAHearts wrote in post #15091031 (external link)
Tiff, not only was your response not in the form of a question, you didn't even buzz in. No points for you. ;)

bite me. :p


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Oct 07, 2012 17:19 |  #9458
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Does this one look better? I did some small adjustments with the WB and decided not to do any skin smoothing to it. What would you do different?

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Oct 07, 2012 19:15 |  #9459

JakAHearts wrote in post #15091031 (external link)
Tiff, not only was your response not in the form of a question, you didn't even buzz in. No points for you. ;)

Bwahaha!

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bite me. :p

Ooooh sassy! :-)



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Oct 07, 2012 19:22 |  #9460

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Care to give some detail on the easiest way this is done? Thanks

KInd of self explanatory. Your using your cameras light meter to get the exposure, TV mode lets you set the shutter speed to what your gate speed is for a flash. I choose 1/160 because its safe. Shooting into the area with TV mode at 1/160, the camera will set an exposure and give you the correct aperture reading,,, switch it over to manual to that setting

The ND filter will bring down the ambient on your subject and the sky or area that you shoot at, That ambient reading is what your light output should be thats hitting the subject. you can chimp and if the light looks a bit hot,,and it might, slightly adjust light output to get a look that you like-- works everytime


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Oct 07, 2012 19:33 |  #9461

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Does this one look better? I did some small adjustments with the WB and decided not to do any skin smoothing to it. What would you do different?
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Oct 07, 2012 22:31 |  #9462

locky wrote in post #15091686 (external link)
Does this one look better? I did some small adjustments with the WB and decided not to do any skin smoothing to it. What would you do different?
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Picture still looks to have a magenta cast, at least on my laptop monitor.

Good call on not smoothing the skin. I never smooth males. However, I do patch out blemishes like acne and small freckles via frequency separation. It allows you to do some minor retouching on men without getting the smooth skin look. Like, I'd get that spot on his forehead and to his right of his nose.


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Oct 08, 2012 05:50 |  #9463
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Well I do believe I found one of my problems why my colors on my pictures have been off. My picture style setting was all messed up on my camera for some reason. I have been letting my Daughter use my camera for school events and I believe she might be the culprit. I have a couple more Senior sessions this week and will post more. Thanks!!


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Oct 08, 2012 09:02 |  #9464

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Well I do believe I found one of my problems why my colors on my pictures have been off. My picture style setting was all messed up on my camera for some reason. I have been letting my Daughter use my camera for school events and I believe she might be the culprit. I have a couple more Senior sessions this week and will post more. Thanks!!

Why worry about picture styles?....lol (from a RAW shooter)


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Oct 08, 2012 09:50 |  #9465

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Why worry about picture styles?....lol (from a RAW shooter)

Yeah i agree,, shoot raw everyone


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