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Old Apr 23, 2009, 1:19 PM   #1
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Hello,

Here is a studio portrait I recently shot.

Let me know what you think.

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Old Apr 24, 2009, 9:14 AM   #2
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Hello shooting_rubber,

I love it.

What was your lighting / set-up?

Is this what you call Narrow Lighting? (I started reading through a book on portrait lighting -- and do you think I could remember any of the terms -- not <grin>)

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Old Apr 26, 2009, 4:55 PM   #3
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Hello shooting_rubber,

I love it.

What was your lighting / set-up?

Is this what you call Narrow Lighting? (I started reading through a book on portrait lighting -- and do you think I could remember any of the terms -- not <grin>)

Take care,
Glen

The main light was placed to the left of the subjects face at approximately at 45 degree angle. There was also a small amount of natural light from a window directly to the right of the subject. Yes this is what you call narrow lighting. It can also be called short lighting as well.

Thanks for your kind comments.
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Old Apr 27, 2009, 6:28 AM   #4
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Hello,

Does anybody else have any comments on the photograph originally posted?

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Old May 14, 2009, 11:01 AM   #5
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Its a nice pose, but the light is to harsh on the left side of his face for me, it needs more even lighting.
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Old May 14, 2009, 12:09 PM   #6
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I agree with Alex. The light on the subjects left side is too bright. It should be darkened ever so slightly and the background darkened a lot to let the face stand out. As it is now it almost blends into the background.
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Old May 15, 2009, 2:30 AM   #7
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The backlight over his shoulders provides a dignifying effect, as they sometimes appy to the posters of political party leaders. The theatral lighting, I could even say, somehow make me associate the subject with Othello! On the other hand I'd agree with Alex and Bynx on the brightness of the light which might steal from the subject. Another issue, I'd like to mention is imperfections on the subject's face, which may prove to be distracting in some cases. I don't mean to 'beautify' the subject, which would lessen the vigour of the character. Hope you don't mind : )
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Old May 17, 2009, 8:44 AM   #8
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Your key light is placed in about the right spot, although a few degrees to the left might have worked a little better to put just a splash on the subs right eye.
The kicker light on the left of the frame is too broad. If it had been focused on the subs shoulder, it would have given more separation from the background and a bit would also have provided a touch of highlight on his cheek and hair.
I prefer a focused light with a snout for a backlight kicker. A broad light, such as a softbox or an umbrella does not provide enough control.
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