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Dec 23, 2012 09:12 |  #1

So I'm on a roll shooting my own kiddos this week. :) Up until recently, photographing some of these littler ones was a huge challenge, but Millie must have reached that turning point where she is interested in having some photos taken of herself. I was hugely inspired by my new, favorite photographer www.magdalenaberny.com (external link) and wanted to go for a serious, soulful look here.

Anyways, I'm experiencing what is either browser color management issues or something is wrong in my Photoshop settings...not sure. When I look at these images in Photoshop (particularly noticeable in the black & whites), I can still see plenty of detail in the darks. As soon as I post them online and view them with any web browser (including Firefox and my Windows photo viewer) the blacks go all dark and clipped on me and they become a good deal more contrasty than what I intended or what I'm seeing in Photoshop. Not sure what's going on. If you could be so kind and let me know what you're seeing in the shadows of the black and white images I'd really appreciate it...I need to get this figured out. :)

These were shot with the 85L and natural light. This first one was shot at F-1.2...I'm not nearly that brave with my clients. haha

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2 (I shot this one in the front doorway entrance of my home. Just opened the door, let the light in, and turned her to the appropriate angle...again, going for a moody look)
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Dec 23, 2012 09:57 |  #2

Beautiful eyes.




  
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Dec 23, 2012 10:18 as a reply to  @ DanPics's post |  #3

I've always admired your work. Just beautiful lighting. If you don't mind me asking, do you use the 85L or 70-200LII for majority your portraits sessions?




  
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Dec 23, 2012 10:25 |  #4

Thank you, both of you. :)

My poor 85L had been collecting dust, but I pulled it out for my snow queen session (back a few pages on this forum or on my blog) and fell in love with it all over again. I'll definitely be using it more now! I really do love both lenses, and wouldn't give up either. My 70-200L is faster and seems to be sharper as well, but when you do nail focus with the 85L, it is pure magic.


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Dec 23, 2012 10:29 |  #5

LisaJH wrote in post #15399679 (external link)
Thank you, both of you. :)

My poor 85L had been collecting dust, but I pulled it out for my snow queen session (back a few pages on this forum or on my blog) and fell in love with it all over again. I'll definitely be using it more now! I really do love both lenses, and wouldn't give up either. My 70-200L is faster and seems to be sharper as well, but when you do nail focus with the 85L, it is pure magic.

Thank you Lisa! Your work is truly an inspiration to us all.

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Dec 23, 2012 10:40 |  #6

I can definitely see what you're talking about. I downloaded the shots and opened them in PS, and there is considerably more shadow detail in the sleeves of her jacket than when viewing through the browser or my image viewer. I've run into this before, and the problem is that I've never been able to find an answer that works for all viewers. I'm afraid that's just a by-product of the different ways that viewers manage colors. For non-print stuff, I've taken to bringing up the shadow levels in PS just a tiny bit more than I otherwise would, then checking my work in the browser or image viewer.

Stunning shots, btw...what a great thing to have such wonderful models to choose from...;-)a


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Dec 23, 2012 13:16 |  #7

Wow, stunning. I wish my work looked half as good as yours.


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Dec 24, 2012 07:57 |  #8

Gorgeous work and daughter Lisa, those eyes oh my gosh!

The 85L is a slow focusing tank but coupled with your skills, stunning photos are the result.

Thanks for sharing.

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Dec 24, 2012 11:53 |  #9

b&w are scary. which is good :)


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Dec 24, 2012 22:07 |  #10

I'm looking at it in Safari, the blacks are very dark but it looks good for the intended low key look. Looks identical in CS5 to what I'm seeing with Safari on my Mac. In CS5 to start bringing out the detail in the dark jacket I'm bringing the shadow amount up to 50% But thats on my monitor which I keep at fairly low brightness.


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