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09-02-2010, 09:30 PM
Still not getting the whole studio lighting "gig" yet, but I thought I would try again.
Shot about 350 photos last weekend with a woman my wife and I met while getting
ice-cream for our kids. She loved them, but the clarity "blows" in my opinion.
Practice makes perfect, so here's another studio run. Any feedback on lighting - I
assure you is MOST appreciated.
09-03-2010, 07:59 AM
#1 and #2 - Really well done - the right side looks underexposed by maybe 0.5%... It's definitely not bad, but being a perfectionist I tend to go into the tiniest of details :p
#3 - Her face looks a little too red / pink / magenta, and the cap is in danger of blending into the background. I'm not sure how to counter the first problem but I think simply switching background colors would have alleviated the second ;)
#4 - BRILLIANT. Get rid of that shoe or whatever it is in the bottom left hand corner using whatever image editor you use, and submit this to a fashion / glamor magazine. PRONTO!!! :)
#5 - Just try and get some more light on her face. Not a lot, but enough to brighten it up a bit. And maybe change backgrounds here as well to avoid the same problem with her clothing that plagues the cap in #3.
Amazing series; you shall soon be a master of studio photography! :D
09-03-2010, 03:16 PM
Thanks, buddy. I appreciate that... really.
09-04-2010, 07:34 AM
No problem! You asked for feedback - you're gonna get it! ;)
09-05-2010, 02:27 PM
Hi Doug, I'm no expert but really like #4. I personally feel the shadows cast by the cap detracts from the face a little. Probably something to do with lighting but as I say I'm no expert, just an observation.
Firstly, I love them all! Brilliant.
Secondly - now my thoughts.
I must agree about the shadow cast from the cap. Maybe better next time with cap in hand sort of like saluting overhead, but cap not on head, so not casting shadow. Just my thought.
I think No. 4 is super brilliant: nice and natural, nice tan, nice lighting.... but the right elbow in the shot would have been better. (At least she is only missing one part!).
Now No. 5 - This to me is a super WOW shot, with just one thing not quite right. You can guess what it is:)
09-06-2010, 05:12 PM
I don't know... I like the shadow from the cap; it gives more characteristic to the shot. If the face was perfectly lit even with a cap on it would look kind of unnatural to me. The only exception is #3 where it seems like there is indeed too much shadow from the cap. #1 and #2 are fine; like I said it gives a realistic feel to the shot instead of making it look unnatural, fake, and manufactured. Just my thoughts :p
09-10-2010, 10:16 AM
Hey Doug...I dont know about studio lighting, so can't comment there! To me, I think you did fine...she really looks like she is having fun with it in the second shot.
09-11-2010, 11:57 PM
First of all :eek:
You have definately improved my friend!
09-13-2010, 06:55 PM
Thank you Matt... you know how much I appreciate your comments.
04-25-2011, 05:14 AM
Great series Doug. Even if she is a Twins fan (twinky) as we call them up here :) GO JAYS GO!!!
I like these shots. I do think you have to be careful with the focusing. with a head shot it's ok to focus just on the eyes, and let the rest soft out of focus with a large f stop, with a whole body shot you cant get away with this, I think the focus is slightly out. The lighting needs a bit of fill in in the shadows especially on the face, I use simple reflector boards, they make a huge difference. You say you don't get the studio lighting thing yet, but you are not far away, a simple few tweaks and you will be joining the pros.
Thanks for sharing these with us.
04-29-2011, 09:53 PM
Brilliant, just brilliant. It must be your charm Mr Doug to get these females to pose for you, and end up with good photos. They would run a mile for me.
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