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Feb 07, 2014 00:25 |  #1

Shot some portraits this afternoon. Finally getting to use my 5DII a little more....

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Feb 07, 2014 01:16 |  #2

excellent shots


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Feb 07, 2014 03:03 |  #3

very nice tones and clean background




  
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Feb 07, 2014 03:11 |  #4
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A word of advice: when shooting women, it's best if the light is thrown across the garment, rather than full in the chest. The former thins them, the latter enlarges them. Since you have a portly subject, you probably want to avoid making her look wider than she actually is.


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Feb 07, 2014 14:24 |  #5

Alveric wrote in post #16670185 (external link)
A word of advice: when shooting women, it's best if the light is thrown across the garment, rather than full in the chest. The former thins them, the latter enlarges them. Since you have a portly subject, you probably want to avoid making her look wider than she actually is.

I'll take that into consideration for the next one. Where would you have set up the light? Looking at the catchlight in here eyes you can clearly see where I had mine set.


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Feb 07, 2014 14:24 |  #6

jilliantodd1 wrote in post #16670095 (external link)
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fryedrice wrote in post #16670181 (external link)
very nice tones and clean background

Thank you both.


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Feb 07, 2014 17:17 |  #7
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rivas8409 wrote in post #16671624 (external link)
I'll take that into consideration for the next one. Where would you have set up the light? Looking at the catchlight in here eyes you can clearly see where I had mine set.

On the opposite side. Same angle, but opposite side.


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Feb 08, 2014 10:25 |  #8

These are really nice.
I particularly like #3.

Do a search on short vs broad lighting. For subjects that aren't real thin, short lighting will help thin a bit. Also, ask the subject to stretch their neck a bit so that the part of their face "pointing" at the lens is closer to the lens. This helps stretch the skin of the neck and chin a bit and if the focal length is long enough the lens will flatten the image and the viewer won't be able to tell, but the face will be better defined. Check this out: http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=Qe3oJnFtA_k&h​d=1 (external link)


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Feb 08, 2014 12:28 |  #9

Very good work.




  
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Feb 08, 2014 14:55 |  #10

nes_matt wrote in post #16673549 (external link)
These are really nice.
I particularly like #3.

Do a search on short vs broad lighting. For subjects that aren't real thin, short lighting will help thin a bit. Also, ask the subject to stretch their neck a bit so that the part of their face "pointing" at the lens is closer to the lens. This helps stretch the skin of the neck and chin a bit and if the focal length is long enough the lens will flatten the image and the viewer won't be able to tell, but the face will be better defined. Check this out: http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=Qe3oJnFtA_k&h​d=1 (external link)

Thanks! I have read about broad vs short lighting but I think I had it reversed in my head. Going to go back reread about it again. Photography is a lot like flying...you never stop learning.

Thanks for video link as well. Peter Hurley sure does know what he's talking about and like his enthusiasm- keeps it interesting.


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Feb 08, 2014 14:55 |  #11

CreativeSnaps wrote in post #16673837 (external link)
Very good work.

Thank you.


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