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Old Mar 6, 2007, 9:31 AM   #21
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just removed the catch light from the glasses, does it look better?

No! I loooove this original image. My only crit is that you seemed to have lost some detail in the lips. They don't seem to flow with the natural DOF...they look blurred in PP, at least on my monitor.

I am so impressed with your work, Ken...I've never seen anyone stretch such minimal equipment into something so fantastic. You have studied your tail end off regarding lighting, shadows, posing...and it shows.

Congratulations!



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Old Mar 6, 2007, 1:48 PM   #22
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just removed the catch light from the glasses, does it look better?

No! I loooove this original image. My only crit is that you seemed to have lost some detail in the lips. They don't seem to flow with the natural DOF...they look blurred in PP, at least on my monitor.

I am so impressed with your work, Ken...I've never seen anyone stretch such minimal equipment into something so fantastic. You have studied your tail end off regarding lighting, shadows, posing...and it shows.

Congratulations!



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hi lynne

thanks for the kind words and comments. it means alot coming from someone whos work i admire.

yea, at the mo im just trying to do the best i can with what ive got.

thanks again

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Old Mar 6, 2007, 10:37 PM   #23
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nice of you to say ken but you know i learned a good deal from you! i'm a poser at best. you're a true scholar of post processing and lighting. I shoot from the hip, I don't even know how to meter properly. :blah:
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Ken - your resourcefulness and creativity with two desk lamps and a couple of umbrellas is outstanding! I like all of your shots. I love the play of shadow and light on these as well as the wonderful warm yet natural skin tones.

I've said this before: you've gota real natural talent for this kind of work. I hope you pursue it :!:
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Ken - your resourcefulness and creativity with two desk lamps and a couple of umbrellas is outstanding! I like all of your shots. I love the play of shadow and light on these as well as the wonderful warm yet natural skin tones.

I've said this before: you've gota real natural talent for this kind of work. I hope you pursue it :!:
thank you buddy

i really appreciate you kind comments

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Great tones, great poses, great model

Best of all though, these look very natural.
Thanks Steve

Ha, you raised another point. Thsi was soething else i thought off. DO i go for all out wacky and hard make up or keep it minimal and do slight enhancements with ps?

For this shot the make up was really soft and alot of pp was needed as the key features started to get lost in the pp.
Firstly, I'm not a pro. Secondly, Model shooting "rules" are not something I know alot about.

This is my opinion, and I know it won't sit well with many others on here but as natural as possible is best for portrait and model shots I think. Yes, make up can and should be used to cover imperfections and stuff but nothing that's crazy.

IMO, Model fashion shots and fashion glamour shots are (and should be) two completely different ball games.
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Great tones, great poses, great model

Best of all though, these look very natural.
Thanks Steve

Ha, you raised another point. Thsi was soething else i thought off. DO i go for all out wacky and hard make up or keep it minimal and do slight enhancements with ps?

For this shot the make up was really soft and alot of pp was needed as the key features started to get lost in the pp.
Firstly, I'm not a pro. Secondly, Model shooting "rules" are not something I know alot about.

This is my opinion, and I know it won't sit well with many others on here but as natural as possible is best for portrait and model shots I think. Yes, make up can and should be used to cover imperfections and stuff but nothing that's crazy.

IMO, Model fashion shots and fashion glamour shots are (and should be) two completely different ball games.
Mate, i dont think it matters whether you are pro or not. I still value your input regardless.

We all have our own opinions and thats the great thign about forums like this is that we can get exposure to such a vast variety of views.


Absolutely mate, i agree, i also prefer more natural looking shots.

for this shoot im trying to get out of my comfort zone and regular routine shots and try something differnet. I usually try to get balanced lighting and now im trying more dynamic lighting and shadows. Usually i try pin point sharp and nw im trying to blur parts strategicaly to gain intrest in the shot. Its actually really fun to have a go at something differnet. I think its having a huge effect on my thought process when doing these shots as i often caught myself falling back into the angles and lighting that i have felt comfortable doing in the past.

Kirst and i started this theme with the idea of possibly submiting some to a high fashion mag through a friend. its been great to have a brief to work from for once instead of just freestyle and anything goes.

I am curently working on processing sme full length shots taken from this series usinga totally differnt workflow method and i also used a differnet lighting setup.

I would be very interested to hear responses on this new lot. As i am editing on my laptop as my desktop is currently in storage while my house is being renovated i can only edit in lo res and with this crappy tft lcd on my laptop. Sorry, i guess thats more of a global comment.

thanks for your comments. I appreciate them mate

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Quality series of shots Ken well done. I hope i will be able to capture cool portraits like these shortly.
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Beautifull work Ken!!! I liked the most 1,3&7.

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Quality series of shots Ken well done. I hope i will be able to capture cool portraits like these shortly.
thank you mate

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