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Jan 20, 2010 17:24 |  #1

Just purchased a few genesis 200 lights from a fellow POTN member last week (thanks Char) and tonight was the first time I got to play with them. My daughter agreed to pose for me. This is also my 1st go at studio lighting and portraiture so I have really dove into uncharted waters.

Please give me some good honest feedback.


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Jan 20, 2010 17:36 |  #2

For your first try I would say good job. Remember that when doing portraits the eyes are one of the most important things to get in focus. Its hard to tell where the focus point was but with your lens and camera you should be able to get it spot on.

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Jan 20, 2010 17:47 as a reply to  @ clrv's post |  #3

I've only been at this a little while myself; but how far was she from the BG? Looks like you might be getting a little wrap. Perhaps if she were a little farther or if you could still blow out the BG with a little less light that might work.


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Jan 20, 2010 17:58 |  #4

she was about 2-3 feet from the bg and I had the bg light set almost as low as it wouldgo and it was very close to the ground (she was standing)

As for the focus, any pointers on getting the eyes tack sharp?


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Jan 20, 2010 17:59 |  #5

tewlman wrote in post #9435931 (external link)
As for the focus, any pointers on getting the eyes tack sharp?

Focus on them directly, manually if you can. Make sure your shutter speed is up high enough to eliminate movement and don't focus&recompose.




  
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Jan 21, 2010 02:21 |  #6

you can focus & recompose if your on a tripod.


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Jan 21, 2010 02:36 |  #7

I hope this was okay, if not let me know and i'll take it down.

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sharpened it, and made the eyes pop a little bit. Very light pp.

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Jan 21, 2010 05:08 |  #8

Your key light is a bit too low causing the nose to cast a shadow straight to camera left. Also look at the catchlights in the eyes. They should be at 2-o'clock position. Raise that light a bit then work on the pose. :)




  
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Jan 21, 2010 06:42 |  #9

If new to lighting, look up and study/practice the basic lighting styles:

Butterfly
Loop
Rembrandt (my fav)
Side
Rim

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Jan 21, 2010 15:29 |  #10

here's a cool site i found. http://www.shotaddict.​com …+Lighting+Techn​iques.html (external link)


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Jan 21, 2010 21:03 |  #11

thanks for the input guys! will study the techniques and shoot some more.

we are having fun with the whole thing.


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