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Nov 09, 2010 02:07 |  #1

Would love to get come feedback on composition and lighting.
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Nov 09, 2010 09:44 |  #2

They look a bit over saturated to me. You also cut off the top of her head and hand in the first one. The backgrounds seem a bit dark, it seems you may have too much black in these. Beautiful model and love the pose in the second one.


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Nov 09, 2010 09:46 |  #3

I agree the lighting isnt bad, but the post is a bit over the top.




  
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Nov 09, 2010 12:02 |  #4

The photos are nice. I would have tried pulling the light back a bit, so that the background was a little brighter and the light was softer on the model. On the second one the light hand on the tree branch is brighter than her face is, and I would use a selective coloring brush in lightroom to darken that up a little. I like the pose variety, and your model is beautiful.


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Nov 09, 2010 12:06 |  #5

isophotostudio wrote in post #11253367 (external link)
The photos are nice. I would have tried pulling the light back a bit, so that the background was a little brighter and the light was softer on the model. On the second one the light hand on the tree branch is brighter than her face is, and I would use a selective coloring brush in lightroom to darken that up a little. I like the pose variety, and your model is beautiful.

Moving the light back might make the light less bright, but not softer.




  
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Nov 09, 2010 12:31 |  #6

When shooting through an umbrella though, pulling the light back should create more fall off around the edges,yes? Plus you'd be letting more natural light in, in order to get a similar exposure which would create less contrast between the background and the model, again softening the appearance of the light.


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Nov 09, 2010 13:27 |  #7

isophotostudio wrote in post #11253552 (external link)
When shooting through an umbrella though, pulling the light back should create more fall off around the edges,yes? Plus you'd be letting more natural light in, in order to get a similar exposure which would create less contrast between the background and the model, again softening the appearance of the light.

Size of the light source and proximity to the subject are the primary determining factors of softness. So moving it backwards doesnt make it softer. Feathering is a different matter. But if you want to change the ratio of the ambient light on the background and the subject thats better achieved by adjusting the shutter speed of the camera or the power of the lights.




  
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