HiepBuiPhotography wrote in post #16378396
The highlight on his forehead makes his head looks deformed. It looks like a one-light setup right of camera. I think your photo needs a reflector/fill light. His eye sockets are ally deep and are casting a shadow over his eyes. Either that or lower the key light.
It was a quick 1-light setup not directly over the camera but just slightly (like 2 or 3 degrees) off camera right. Couldn't get it directly center beause the the light stand got in the frame. Situations like that make me want a boom setup. I had a reflector but should have used the silver side instead of the white side. He has REALLY deep eyes. Thanks though!
reheat module wrote in post #16378410
The symmetry in the image is nice.
I like the gap between the body and elbow which defines his build, whilst on the other side it suggests his 'wider' build.
The gold braid on the flag edges look like horns though...
Yeah, the gold braid was either going to be horns or wings. I set the flags up like that to hide the bottom half of the wall that is white striped wallpaper. Kind of nasty looking wallpaper to be honest. I would have preferred to have the flags just draped down along the side of the frame but since I shot this in our conference room I worked with what I had there. I could have brought in my backdrop setup but then the setup and tear down would have taken longer and there was a meeting about to start in there when I got done.
gonzogolf wrote in post #16378426
I think you could have used a bit of fill on his eyes and under his chin, or brought the light down a bit. His uniform seems underexposed to the point of losing some details.
His uniform is black. There's not a whole lot of detail in dress blues. It's a black jacket with gold accents. I agree I could have used more light under his chin though. Again, wish I had used the silver side of the reflector instead. I could have used my 2nd speedlight for fill but again time was a factor.
Thanks for the feedback guys!