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graduation (a couple months late...)

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Aug 25, 2008 19:14 |  #1

My mother was not happy with the senior grad portraits my sister had, and I agreed to try and re-shoot it. I've been kind of behind as I was waiting for a better backdrop, but backdrop outlet failed me, and I realized this was the last weekend before she went off to college for me to try.



I had a better head tilt in another shot, but the color cast of my Takumar I failed to fix.

Strobist style w/ two sunpak 383's. One on the right, silver umbrella, 1/2 or 1/4 power. One on the left, shot through white umbrella, 1/2 power of whatever on the right (can't remember, I just remember the difference).

both approximately 45 deg to the subject, and just over head level. right umbrella a little further away. Yes, below is my makeshift "studio" heh

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only minor exposure correction, and some dulling of the shine on the nose and lips (still there, but not as harsh).

I didn't want to use two flashes, but I could not get a single flash to work for me. Although, thinking back, I'm guessing I should have done a single one higher and more in front?

Aside from posing, and the obvious lack of proper space, any comments/suggestions?

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Aug 25, 2008 19:20 |  #2

Considering the limitations of your set up, I think it's terrific!

A little curves work in Photoshop might give it just a little more pop but you did really well not blowing out the whites!

I'm sure the family will love this..Good Job!! :)

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