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Old Oct 17, 2004, 12:11 AM   #1
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This is my first attempt at a portrait. I don't care forthe background, an old office partition, but it was the best I could find for the trial shots. I suppose I could have shot a white background and added digitally later but I'm trying to stick with what I shoot. You know, get it right in the camera. After having said that, I did crop this picture so I could print it at 8X10.

I also notice a difference when viewing in IE and Elements. The lack of range in IE messes with the color. I tried various changes but didn't come up with anything I liked, that is, viewing inIEbeing comparable toElements. I notice the same thing with the beach shots Iposted. It's just not the same.



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Old Oct 17, 2004, 4:16 AM   #2
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Nice experiment, love the look and the light, was it natual light ?
To improve watch the shadows.

You can let the shadows disappear by doing the following.

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Remove the model more away from the background.
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If you can swiffle your flash point it to the ceiling, the bounced light will remove the shadows if done correctly and make the light soft.

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Old Oct 17, 2004, 9:44 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice on the shadows. That is something I reduced but did not eliminate. I would have kept trying but my subject was getting a little "tired". :-)

I used a portable flash system my boss has upstairs at work. The only light in the place was fromthose, synced from the camera's.

Two umbrella flashes and a "spot"? type.

Again, thanks for the shadow advice.



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Old Oct 17, 2004, 11:14 AM   #4
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Hi,
Point one of the flashes on the background that will elimate the shadow.

Keep on shooting, I love it.

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Old Oct 17, 2004, 7:34 PM   #5
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What about cropping it to bring the eye right in to his beautiful eyes? I tried it because I thought the background took away from the great pose. What do you think? Just my 2 cents!

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I didn't get the sides cropped as perfectly as I'd like to have, but you get the idea.
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 8:32 AM   #6
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Yes, I like that a lot. I'm definetly going totry that myself.Thank you very much.





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