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Mar 05, 2007 23:35 |  #1

I took this shot with a single halogen light. I'm thinking of ordering some Alienbees, but trying to get the basics down first. Any c+c would be greatly appreciated.


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Mar 05, 2007 23:48 |  #2

I think that the hands behind her head looks abit wierd for this close Crop. The pose should emphasize the angles of her arms. But having a wrist up there above her head looks awkward to me.


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Mar 06, 2007 00:53 as a reply to  @ seannana's post |  #3

Thanks for the feedback. I'm still working on posing, I'll keep that in mind.


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Mar 06, 2007 06:26 |  #4

the crop is a bit tight and i think that the tattoo takes your eyes because it looks a bit out of place.


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Mar 06, 2007 07:45 |  #5

I think that it is a great start. Get yourself a white board or some sort of reflector to fill in the harsh shadows as in the one to the right of her chin. The BG is nice and dark, and I think you have a good platform to work on.

Definately read up on posing, there are alot of little things you can do to bring out nuances and body language as your shots progress.


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Mar 06, 2007 09:25 |  #6

Nice start. I agree with the reflector to eliminate some shadows. And the image still looks a bit too warm to me. White balance might be off yet. Did you shoot raw? I would expect the white balance temp should be lower.


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Mar 06, 2007 09:57 |  #7

Good start. The white balance looks off. Also as others have mentioned a reflector or second off camera flash would be a great help.


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Mar 06, 2007 14:16 as a reply to  @ mntbikejack's post |  #8

Great feedback guys. I did not shoot this RAW, and I believe I had the WB dialed for daylight. Doh. I'll use RAW next time and watch the WB.

I have a set of Alien Bees on the way. Do you guys have a good lighting book to recommend? I've been reading a ton of stuff online, I'm just curious as to what sources people recommend.

Thanks for your ideas!


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Mar 07, 2007 02:37 |  #9

I dont have any really specific portrait lighting examples, but a friend of mine really liked the "master lighting guide for portrait photographers" here (external link) is the link

Pretty much any book will address the basics, and give you alot to practice. you will be very happy with the bees. I love mine.

your avatar is totally funny too, great pic.


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Mar 07, 2007 03:34 |  #10

WB is off, way yellow, setting WB to tungsten would have been better. Get an 18% gray card, because custom WB is more accurate. use mine all the time (much better skin tones). I always use Raw for studio shots, because I am using strobes and the results can lie on lcd. Forget Raw+JPEG waste of memory. Bought some cheap strobes off Ebay. Granted they are not Alien Bees, but then again, My XT is no 1D. Picked mine up for around 300 bucks. 2 strobes umrella softbox, and White bounce umrella and light stands. I use them to take photos like this.


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Mar 07, 2007 03:38 |  #11

Try this link for classic portrait lighting setups.
http://www.glamour1.co​m/tips/lightf.php (external link)




  
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Mar 07, 2007 20:48 as a reply to  @ NewbieXT's post |  #12

Cool. Thanks for the links guys. NewbieXT - I like those PDF diagrams, I'm downloading those now. Very easy to follow.


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Mar 07, 2007 20:53 |  #13

MikeMcL wrote in post #2829818 (external link)
your avatar is totally funny too, great pic.

Glad you liked it. He had an e-collar (lampshade) on after getting fixed, so it made a nice clean background.

Did you do the flash intro for your site? It's pretty cool.


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Mar 07, 2007 21:41 |  #14

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I took this shot with a single halogen light. I'm thinking of ordering some Alienbees, but trying to get the basics down first. Any c+c would be greatly appreciated.

How about white balance adjust.


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Mar 07, 2007 22:14 as a reply to  @ davidfig's post |  #15

Looking at that correction, the WB looks WAY off by comparision. What did you use to adjust it?


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