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First studio portrait, please C&C !

 
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Nov 10, 2011 21:35 |  #1

Hey everyone, today was my first attempt at studio portraiture. This is a friend of mine who owns a restaurant a asked me if I could take a few shots of him for a portrait he could use for business fact sheet on himself and his restaurant.

5D MkII, 24-70 L at 60 mm, 1/180, f11, iso 100, shot on manual. Lighting was 1 softbox on subject's left (my right) with back light on white backdrop.

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Nov 10, 2011 22:12 |  #2

Hey, fellow ottawa'ran.
These look great. Good job not cutting across the eyes with the top frame of the glasses as often happens; good vantage point. I might have shot a little longer, but it's not hurting here, I don't think.

Only things that bug me slightly are 1) wish the backlight was higher and didn't catch the underside of his nose 2) the background isn't evenly lit / blown--easy to fix.



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Nov 10, 2011 22:15 |  #3

One more slight niggle: flaring on the left side of the frame which you could (if you're particularly particular !) fix with a neg. brightness grad. in LR--if you happen to use that.



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Nov 11, 2011 07:29 |  #4

Nitpicking, but I think it would have been more flattering if he tilted his head down a bit or you shot it a little higher. It's getting close to shooting up his nose.


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Nov 11, 2011 10:38 |  #5

Wow, his eyes remind me a little of Mystique from XMEN movie. A little unnatural, no?




  
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Nov 11, 2011 10:42 |  #6

Excellent advice already offered. Just a few tricks and tips. Stand on a ladder to get a better vantage point. Step ladders are one of my most valuable tools. Change your crop to 4x5 for professional look. When using white background be sure to meter 2 stops over subject exposure to consistently across bg for nice clean white. ;) I would also raise the key 2 more feet.


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Nov 11, 2011 12:42 |  #7

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #13384107 (external link)
Hey, fellow ottawa'ran.
These look great. Good job not cutting across the eyes with the top frame of the glasses as often happens; good vantage point. I might have shot a little longer, but it's not hurting here, I don't think.

Only things that bug me slightly are 1) wish the backlight was higher and didn't catch the underside of his nose 2) the background isn't evenly lit / blown--easy to fix.

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #13384117 (external link)
One more slight niggle: flaring on the left side of the frame which you could (if you're particularly particular !) fix with a neg. brightness grad. in LR--if you happen to use that.

Seamus69 wrote in post #13385213 (external link)
Nitpicking, but I think it would have been more flattering if he tilted his head down a bit or you shot it a little higher. It's getting close to shooting up his nose.

photophobia wrote in post #13385866 (external link)
Wow, his eyes remind me a little of Mystique from XMEN movie. A little unnatural, no?

Rhinotherunt wrote in post #13385884 (external link)
Excellent advice already offered. Just a few tricks and tips. Stand on a ladder to get a better vantage point. Step ladders are one of my most valuable tools. Change your crop to 4x5 for professional look. When using white background be sure to meter 2 stops over subject exposure to consistently across bg for nice clean white. ;) I would also raise the key 2 more feet.

Thank you all for this amazing advice, it is exactly what I was looking for, specially the nitpickiing.

HIS EYES are a natural yellow over green. I used LR's Iris Enhance on them. Maybe less amplifying next time.

Thanks again.


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