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Feb 16, 2015 20:13 |  #1

I would appreciate any thoughts on my first attempts at some headshots. I used

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First photo -
3 Speedlites - one on floor shooting on the white background, one in Westcott Orb on 45 degree in front from above and softbox on 45 degree in front and below.

Second photo -

2 Speedlites - one in Westcott Orb on in front and a bit above and one in strip box from camera left mainly to light white background.


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Feb 17, 2015 13:53 |  #2

I like the expression in the first shot, but seems that the softbox is adding a bit too much under the chin area and overall seems to be overexposed on the face. The 2nd shot seems to be much better exposed, but a little soft.


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Feb 17, 2015 14:21 |  #3

Key in the first is to high with to much fill, it's bordering on horror lighting.
I think if she kept her head tilted the same and you shot a little higher, the glare from the light source wouldn't show up. Also, it looks like you're getting some blue spill from somewhere on her left forehead (camera right).


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Feb 17, 2015 22:36 |  #4

The lighting looks a little awkward to me, but I'm not sure in what way. It could be what Meades replied, but not certain.

Its almost as if the light on the face could have been more or less.

I like the second one better.

The first one, if I had to describe it, has the appearance like someone was aiming a flashlight at the face from a distance.

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