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Old Jan 22, 2012, 12:56 AM   #1
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 3:42 AM   #2
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would have prefered a white background with this one NHL hahaha i cant really crituque studio - beautiful women maybe the light is a little bit harsh on her forehead and one of her eyes??? oh wait is it her forehead im looking at
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would have prefered a white background with this one NHL hahaha i cant really crituque studio - beautiful women maybe the light is a little bit harsh on her forehead and one of her eyes??? oh wait is it her forehead im looking at

Exposure was correct - Are you still looking at Kerri forehead now?


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oh my what big hands she as

i prefer this one but the facial expression of the first i like the skin tones btw ... NHL i am no pro but a willing apprentice shame you dont live in the uk haha.

great first shoot mine was of some birds too but the feathered kind
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Nice way to start the year. Exposure looks fine to me although that's a tough reflection off the dress to deal with.
The skin color in the first shot looks a little off. White balance maybe?
The hair light may be better using a snoot to focus a brighter light directly on her hair without getting the reflection off the shoulder.
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 10:47 PM   #6
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Nice way to start the year. Exposure looks fine to me although that's a tough reflection off the dress to deal with.
The skin color in the first shot looks a little off. White balance maybe?
Could be I was using auto-tone in OnOne plug-in to save time...


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The hair light may be better using a snoot to focus a brighter light directly on her hair without getting the reflection off the shoulder.
Snoot would work in a portrait setting, but with modeling it'll be hard for Kerry to stay on center. I could have dodged it a bit now that you mentioned, plus I need a broader light coming down (like the 2nd image) on other shots:


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i like this one a kind of innocence look to it, the only thing i would do which is taotally a personal choice is a bw conversion i think it works much better with shots like this

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I agree...
Also a more 'squarish' crop on Kerri face would work better in B/W.
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>>Exposure was correct - Are you still looking at Kerri forehead now?

If the exposure is correct in the first photo, why is the forehead shiny/white while in the second it looks normal. I would think this would be a tough situation for which to get the exposure right, but I'm not sure it's perfect in the first one.
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>>Exposure was correct - Are you still looking at Kerri forehead now?

If the exposure is correct in the first photo, why is the forehead shiny/white while in the second it looks normal. I would think this would be a tough situation for which to get the exposure right, but I'm not sure it's perfect in the first one.
Actually if you've examined the Exif info, all 3 images posted have the same identical exposure (i.e. 1/200, f/8, ISO100)
They were metered with an incident meter from two preset studio strobes (i.e. the light stayed constant throughout the entire shoot)!

The only likely blown out area might be the bright lower reflection areas on Kerri's black shiny outfit (in both #1 and #2), but not in any of her forehead.
-> Check it with the eyedropper tool in Photoshop
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