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Jul 01, 2013 08:58 |  #1

I don't normally put myself out on a limb like this, however, I feel its important to get this right.

Scenario:

Living room
BG - Wall
Lighting - Yongnuo 560II on stand about 5ft up to the left with 34" shoot through umbrella on 1/4 power 24mm reach.
Reflector on golden side under the camera on my knees as I was crouched in front.

Canon 7D with 50mm 1.8 shot mostly around f/5.6 and ISO 200. Flash WB setting.

Some curves adjustment done to get that hazy look. Thought it suited this image ok.

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No haze, just sharpening, curves, hair and eye work, dodging and burning.
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Because this is my girlfriend I had to be careful to watch what I was re-touching in fear of her thinking I want her face to be blemish free. I did ask if there was anything she wanted me to remove. A few stray hairs and spots and that was it.

I'm grateful of the comments of course :)

I'm also aware there will be areas to work on, and I hope I've given enough info to work with.

Thanks,

Paul
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Jul 01, 2013 10:24 |  #2

She's beautiful and this is great. Next time have her tilt her head slightly.


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Jul 01, 2013 15:19 |  #3

Kpablo wrote in post #16080635 (external link)
She's beautiful and this is great. Next time have her tilt her head slightly.

I shall certainly have the tilt on show :) cheers for the feedback. She said thanks :)




  
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Jul 01, 2013 16:49 as a reply to  @ Paulstw's post |  #4

You need to work on your lighting...http://www.youtube.com ….1.11.youtube.f​Xe3xyUWSa4 (external link)


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Jul 02, 2013 04:05 |  #5

chauncey wrote in post #16081698 (external link)
You need to work on your lighting...http://www.youtube.com ….1.11.youtube.f​Xe3xyUWSa4 (external link)


I went away and watched about 15 different videos with their respective results. I came back and seen my own pics, and I know what you meant.

I had no idea there was different styles of lighting, with names, and come to think of it I just threw the light up there with no real angle to it.

Thanks a lot :)




  
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Jul 02, 2013 07:53 as a reply to  @ Paulstw's post |  #6

I like the images by I think you might have over sharpened the skin.


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Jul 02, 2013 13:34 |  #7

Onami wrote in post #16083508 (external link)
I like the images by I think you might have over sharpened the skin.

I had masked off the skin in Lightroom however maybe softness effect in Photoshop would have worked better.

Cheers ;)




  
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