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Oct 15, 2012 20:46 |  #1

Hey all!
So had a recent photo shoot way out of my normal work (video and some random people shots)...

But just not sure on ANY of this. So I figured I would ask the pros here on POTN!

First and foremost, I WAS going for a "high key" look...I probably did not do it very well..but it is what it is lol

For C&C, I am looking for is this(but would love to hear all of your thoughts) :
1) Lighting was just done by what seemed most logical..probably very wrong in many ways..lol
What did I do right?
What did I do wrong?(expecting a lot of ideas on this one)

Using:
2x Interfit EX150 strobes
1) with a grid beauty dish(DIY) for key light
2) with a silver bounce umbrella
Used YN560 and 430EX II for spot/fill/hair lights

Canon 1DIV with 70-200 IS II


2) PP was pretty difficult for me...
Not sure if there is an easier method for skin smoothing other than the clone and blur tools in CS6..? Does this make the image unnatural looking?
Skin tone was/is REALLY hard to do...maybe it is the darker color of the model's skin..?

3) Model's poses...
I REALLY need help here...trying to get a model "in the mood" is VERY new to me..
But being a 6'2" 240lb guy, it isnt easy for me to show some 90lb model what I am trying to describe LOL

4) backdrop
just throw anything in here... :cool:


OR, whatever you can think of! :)


And please, give it to me straight!! I can take it...have pretty thick skin..

FWIW EXIF should be intact in all..

Anyways, ANY help is greatly appreciated!
Here are some of the images(still processing more..)
1)

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8332/8081764257_a5cb865359_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/hypercams/80817​64257/  (external link)
EY9C6227 PS (external link) by Oliver Digital Images (external link), on Flickr

2)
IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8467/8075587015_0da35010c6_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/hypercams/80755​87015/  (external link)
EY9C6180 PS (external link) by Oliver Digital Images (external link), on Flickr

3)
IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8075587275_7e9b121215_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/hypercams/80755​87275/  (external link)
EY9C6126 PS (external link) by Oliver Digital Images (external link), on Flickr

4)
Yea, I know the backdrop should have been ironed or something...didnt intend on using it..
Is there an easy way to clean it up, or even pull her out and place into a different background?

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8075587595_e05514ca0c_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/hypercams/80755​87595/  (external link)
EY9C6014 PS (external link) by Oliver Digital Images (external link), on Flickr

5)
IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8047/8075579272_c7128854c8_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/hypercams/80755​79272/  (external link)
EY9C6182 PS (external link) by Oliver Digital Images (external link), on Flickr

6)
IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8048/8081764091_79e19c19de_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/hypercams/80817​64091/  (external link)
EY9C6231 PS (external link) by Oliver Digital Images (external link), on Flickr

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Oct 16, 2012 10:54 |  #2

lighting looks a little bright on her right side, left side looks better




  
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Oct 16, 2012 16:23 |  #3

Hey Rick!!
Thanks for the feedback! :)

I was thinking that as I was processing..
it came pretty difficult to do much to the skin tone/saturations because the lighting seemed a bit too "hot"..especially on her right.

Might try to tone it down a bit and see if that helps...

What would help with that?(besides toning down the key light..obviously)
Also, for the "high key look", should I be trying to focus most of the light on the background(white in this case) to give it that high key look..? or is it not that simple/logical? lol


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Oct 16, 2012 18:30 |  #4

they all look a little hot to me
the black back ground pull your model further away and try to limit the light leak on the BG


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Oct 17, 2012 00:35 |  #5

Pixil Studio wrote in post #15131267 (external link)
they all look a little hot to me
the black back ground pull your model further away and try to limit the light leak on the BG

Gotcha!!! thanks!
I am sure the bounce umbrellas do not help with letting light spill onto the BG...guess it is time to invest in some real soft boxes.. ;)


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Oct 17, 2012 04:03 |  #6

Hey Brent, this should help...
http://www.zarias.com …torial-part-1-gear-space/ (external link)


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