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Oct 20, 2013 14:36 |  #31

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What I'm using now is an NEC MultiSync PA231W monitor which was provided with the Spectraview II software and an NEC private-labelled sensor made by x-rite. It's really a fantastic combination.

Nice! That is a sweet setup but unfortunately won't be in my workstation any time soon. I'm working with an Asus pa248 which I like but definitely needs calibration.


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Oct 20, 2013 14:41 |  #32

I'm sure that there are several calibration packages (software plus sensor) available that should work for you. I have an old Pantone Colorvision setup that I still use for my laptop. That does require manual tweaking of the monitor brightness & contrast, though, while the setup on my main machine does all that in the background without my touching anything.


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Oct 20, 2013 17:59 |  #33

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OK here's the most recent attempt... Going with thunder gray this time but stuck with the same lighting setup as before and tried to keep the highlights under control... BTW, this is shot with a YN560II in a amazon 48" octabox and another YN560II for hair/rim kinda thing.

Different model too...;)

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underexposed...white balance too.


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Oct 20, 2013 18:02 |  #34

PhilF wrote in post #16385745 (external link)
underexposed...white balance too.


Got that thanks Phil. I guess you missed the updated pic 4 posts down?


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Oct 21, 2013 22:02 |  #35

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Got that thanks Phil. I guess you missed the updated pic 4 posts down?

I would also lower your key light or add some fill underneath. Look at the shadow under her nose and on her neck. Large soft light about 45 degrees above your subject with a second light for fill is the way to go on these. If you want to get fancy, add a hair light and back light.


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