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Old Jul 25, 2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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This is what happened when one has full control of the lighting:
... and none of that outdoorsy and uncontrolled stuff (bugs and all)


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Old Jul 25, 2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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A thing of beauty - beyond any question.
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Nice. This lighting works well for that pose.
What lighting setup are you controlling with this shot? Appears to be single light soft box placed almost straight above her with a reflector for fill?

Do you have a go to lighting set-up that you start with then deviate as needed?
She resembles the model that I shoot (but about 20 years younger).
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Old Jul 26, 2013, 1:17 PM   #4
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Nice. This lighting works well for that pose.
What lighting setup are you controlling with this shot? Appears to be single light soft box placed almost straight above her with a reflector for fill?
Almost.
1. Small softbox above @ f/8
2. Large reflector on the left to even out the hairs
3. 60" octagon on right @ f/4 for the fill
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Do you have a go to lighting set-up that you start with then deviate as needed?
Guaranty certain

You almost always start out with something in mind, but then need to alter because of the way the models moved or posed, i.e. some model like to face left when your highlight is placed right for one... And then there were distinct body features where you might want to shape the shadows.

You can direct the models, but they have the tendency to go back to their natural posture, and forcing them will usually result in 'stiff'l look so I just let them flow naturally... And move the lights.
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She resembles the model that I shoot (but about 20 years younger).
Hahahahaha - No comment, don't want to get anyone into trouble
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'Shaping the shadows':


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I really like the pose. The desaturation works very well but the composition is so good that you could process this one 20 different ways and still have a winner.
Is that a new 85? Their great tools for portraiture, my favorite.
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Beautiful! How do you split time between the lake and the indoor shoot? You have been busy!
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Great looking shots, you are a master of lighting.
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