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How to achieve this high contrasty look with strobes?

 
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Mar 18, 2014 09:45 |  #16

Another thing to consider is, her sweater is not exactly saturated in color to begin with. It's a sweatshirt, with a heather base, so by design it's not supposed to be terribly vivid. There's only so much you can make that 'pop'.



  
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Mar 19, 2014 20:08 |  #17
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Would you shoot this with a 24mm eye height?




  
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Mar 19, 2014 21:46 |  #18

dmward wrote in post #16766617 (external link)
^^ Thanks,
I hate to have to do too much in post so I try to get a 1:2 ratio with the main up and left of camera about 30* and the fill right above the lens.

Don't take this the wrong way, but the photos you like the most are probably going to have the most post processing. When someone builds a website and puts their best 10-20 photos of their life on it, you think they aren't going to have at least some amount of time in post on the best 10-20 photos of their life, no matter how good they were SOOC? While I'm not suggesting you attempt to use post to cover a multitude of sins, I am suggesting if you want top notch results to compare to you need to expect to do some post work.




  
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Mar 20, 2014 00:21 |  #19

vengence wrote in post #16771638 (external link)
Don't take this the wrong way, but the photos you like the most are probably going to have the most post processing. When someone builds a website and puts their best 10-20 photos of their life on it, you think they aren't going to have at least some amount of time in post on the best 10-20 photos of their life, no matter how good they were SOOC? While I'm not suggesting you attempt to use post to cover a multitude of sins, I am suggesting if you want top notch results to compare to you need to expect to do some post work.

And I wasn't saying I don't process my images. The collection I linked to had processing. The point I was attempting to make is that by planning and getting the lighting the way one wants it on the set means that a lot of time won't be consumed in processing to get the lighting look. The time can be spent on other things.

Processing the final images for portfolio or otherwise depends on a lot of things. If you go to Jay Maisel's site you'll see a collection of outstanding images. None of which have any post processing at all. He believes that if he crops a picture that fact should be noted on the image when shown.


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Mar 20, 2014 00:48 |  #20

businessal wrote in post #16765950 (external link)
Here is my failed attempt. Any links to tutorials for this kind of effect?

its your post processing that's lacking here.


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Mar 20, 2014 05:37 |  #21

Look at some of the other outfit samples with glasses to see the reflection. Y'all might be over thinking the setup :-)
http://www.wildfoxcout​ure.com/morning-sunrise-tankini (external link) 2nd pic
http://www.wildfoxcout​ure.com/the-marissa-taboo (external link) 1st pic
http://www.wildfoxcout​ure.com …nd-s-a-sailor-island-tank (external link) 1st pic




  
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MrScott wrote in post #16772190 (external link)
Look at some of the other outfit samples with glasses to see the reflection. Y'all might be over thinking the setup :-)
http://www.wildfoxcout​ure.com/morning-sunrise-tankini (external link) 2nd pic
http://www.wildfoxcout​ure.com/the-marissa-taboo (external link) 1st pic
http://www.wildfoxcout​ure.com …nd-s-a-sailor-island-tank (external link) 1st pic

The nice old silver reflective umbrella!




  
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