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Dec 26, 2007 11:38 |  #1

This was shot with 3 studio strobes (fill light behind me into silver umbrella and and shoot through off to the side....I used the ABR as a hair light).... This is just trial and error stuff I still have no real clue what I am doing...but Im getting there.....enjoy...

Oh yea kick me any ideas to improve things I am messing up PLEASE!

and kind words are always welcome

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Here is the fiance....


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Dec 26, 2007 11:38 |  #2

her fingers are behind the fluff this is probably a no no?


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Dec 26, 2007 11:39 |  #3

her lil Sis


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Dec 26, 2007 11:43 as a reply to  @ jayak's post |  #4

fiance again


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Dec 26, 2007 11:43 as a reply to  @ jayak's post |  #5

Sis is not posted, but your fiance is very attractive. You've got good focus and depth of field. Colours are nice. The top left portion of her head fades into the background though--at least on my monitor. If that's what you desire, then all is good. That weakens the shot for me though...


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Dec 26, 2007 11:46 |  #6

It weakens the shot for me as well....I am not sure how to shoot her on a black background without this happening unless I nail her with light making it look really unattractive.... any thoughts....? or just get a lighter background?....gray or somthing???? her dark hair was hard to keep from doing that for me....


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Dec 26, 2007 11:51 as a reply to  @ Michael Bottoms's post |  #7

2 more of her Sis


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Dec 26, 2007 11:58 as a reply to  @ jayak's post |  #8

Last one of my girl....


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Dec 26, 2007 12:05 |  #9

I think I will get a grey/slate color backdrop next.....this will be a bandaid to my problem at least....


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Dec 26, 2007 14:59 as a reply to  @ jayak's post |  #10

In your last shot, you've gotten a little bit of the effect of a hair light--that's all that's needed in your first shot... by the way this time all your shots came up... Very photogenic sisters... Have a great wedding...


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Dec 26, 2007 19:48 |  #11

Thank you


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Dec 26, 2007 20:08 |  #12

Very beautiful sisters. I think they look great.

How about you try a traditional 3 light setup

Here is an example, the back light would be a Hair Light
http://www.trustedrevi​ews.com …86-ThreePointLighting.jpg (external link)

I am not sure if this is how you are doing it, but it from what i understood, your fill light is behind you. Which would put the fill in the middle behind the camera. Try it like this, if you already aren't, i think this will also take care of the fading.

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Dec 26, 2007 20:21 as a reply to  @ jayak's post |  #13

yes i would say the last shot is better only because the hair is broken from the background. i think with dark hair like that you need to make sure the hair line is illuminated before you shoot and do whatever you have to, to get that "edge effect" you need to see where the head stops and the background begins. i think a grey back drop is an easy way out but, honestly i love the black. its a personal fav look for me. dont avoid it with outher colors. learn how to do it well, or even perfect! just practice. and use other colors like grey also...
very nice photos not bad AT ALL in my opinion


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Dec 26, 2007 21:11 |  #14

I believe I see a hair light in all but one of the images.
I think these look great!
The first two are just gorgeous.
The third one looks like the one without the hair light, and she does kind of blend in with the B/G.
Overall, I think everyone is being picky, these look great!


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Dec 26, 2007 21:17 |  #15

TomTomTuning wrote in post #4573703 (external link)
Very beautiful sisters. I think they look great.

How about you try a traditional 3 light setup

Here is an example, the back light would be a Hair Light
http://www.trustedrevi​ews.com …86-ThreePointLighting.jpg (external link)

I am not sure if this is how you are doing it, but it from what i understood, your fill light is behind you. Which would put the fill in the middle behind the camera. Try it like this, if you already aren't, i think this will also take care of the fading.

SnapFactory has some awesome Videos on Youtube, on lighting. They are a definite watch!

Thanks I will check out the videos...

The setup I used is kind of like the one you posed....it is just rotated a bit to where the light is right behind me.....

I will try the one you posted next time...
Thanks!


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