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Old Mar 10, 2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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at the weekend i bought a piece of white material and hung it on a old clothes rack to use as a background

here are two shots i took. all comments and advice are much apreciated as you never learn without them:idea:

unfortuanatly i got a little shadow on this one.














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Old Mar 10, 2009, 5:54 PM   #2
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I like #2 much better than 1 - she kind of has a lifeless look in 1 which may be due to the odd angle of her head. as well, you should invest in an external flash unit that will allow you to bounce light and get rid of that cookie cutter shadow.

# 2 is nicely posed and is a quite attractive portrait. good job!
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Old Mar 11, 2009, 1:13 PM   #3
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thanks for your comments ..... ordered a sb 600:|
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Old Apr 8, 2009, 4:33 PM   #4
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ok dropped the order on the sb 600 and bought a low budgit lighting kit , still need to get a flash meter though so i can get everything almost spot on . here is a couple of shots

the first image i have a before and after edit does the edit look right ? or ok?





and just another shot LOL this is obviously our first lighting kit so we need to get to know it and get the lighting right it is a two head kit.


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Old Apr 9, 2009, 4:02 AM   #5
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Hello Simple!

Nice before and after pictures.

What software are you using to do the touch ups?

Take care,
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Old Apr 9, 2009, 4:07 AM   #6
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hi glen and thanks ..... i use potrait proffesional studio..... i use the studio version as it will also work on raw files hope this helps
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Hello simple,

Thanks for the reply.

I've downloaded the trail version.

I haven't installed it yet.

I'll probably install it this Monday.

My younger daughter's Bday today & my older daughter is getting her hair cut off tomorrow for Wigs for Kids. And this past week I've been putting one of those picture slideshows to music things together of just pictures of my younder daughter (for the Bday). I had hundreds and hundreds of picts to go through. (I take too many picts!!! <grin> Narrowed it down to ~350, then finalized on 159 across 3 songs. <grin>

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Old Apr 19, 2009, 2:33 AM   #8
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hahaa i hope the party went well , so your trying out audio visual what software will you be using for that ? i have tried it once using VSO PHOTODVD its not the best ,far from it but im lucky enough to own a gold key for all there software so it kept the cost down and was ok for what i used it for at the time ...... i know there is far more superior stuff out there :G



when you install portrait pro im sure you will like it , i find it very very user friendly after youve two or three photos you will be a pro
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Couldn't see the ones in your fist post, but very good edit inthe comperative 4th post above! I also findyourexecuting the 'cheek to cheek' composition there quite successful
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Hello simple!

I'm just using my Mac with iMovie.

Nothing fancy.

Just enough to get the pictures onto the TV with sound.

I'm not much of a video guy. I got a mini-DV camcorder, but I never think to use it.

I'm much more of a picture guy.

What have you been up to? What was the low-budget lighting kit you got? How's it working out?

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