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Old May 16, 2006, 5:57 PM   #1
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Hi,
Sorry for absence in posting over the last few weeks, but a lot of things have been happening here, our Dutch DVD has been finished and the English is in the making for a summer or end summer release.

And I have a new endorsement with Dynatech, from which I love to share this photo, which they use on their website opening


Model : Rachma
MUA : Milou

Not meant as a commercial post, but if I break any rules please let me know and I will change the post.

Greetings,
Frank
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Old May 16, 2006, 7:08 PM   #2
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lovely shot, what is it that she is advertising?
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Old May 16, 2006, 10:05 PM   #3
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Alady, it looks like a grey card for correct white balance or exposure. The ad is for Dynatech White Balance Reference. that's what I get out of the ad.

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Old May 16, 2006, 10:06 PM   #4
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It's a neutral grey card, used for reflective light metering in photography. You take a reading off of it with your camera and it tells you the exact exposure (technically) you should use given the current lighting conditions.
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Old May 17, 2006, 3:25 AM   #5
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Completly correct.
I shoot almost every shoot with a neutral graycard, otherwise the colors will never get the way I want .
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Old May 17, 2006, 6:59 AM   #6
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Frank, I think I remember her from one or two of your previous posts. Very pretty! I've had a weakness for dark hair and brown eyes since early childhood.
Congratulations on the Dynatech endorsement
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Old May 17, 2006, 4:05 PM   #7
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Frank Doorhof wrote:
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Completly correct.
I shoot almost every shoot with a neutral graycard, otherwise the colors will never get the way I want .
But is it for exposure or white balance? (Or both I guess?)

Also, Frank, I see your signature lighting on this shot but do you use a reflector to fill your subjects from the front? Or was this strictly a two-light set up?
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Old May 17, 2006, 4:48 PM   #8
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Only for white balancing, exposure is done with a flash meter.

I used a 2 light setup.
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Hi, I've seen this photo on your website before posting and did not look carefully what the photo meant to be......

Wandering how do you use this grey card.... I mean where do you place it during shot in studio and specially do you use it also for outside the studio shoots and how you place it when having a lot of sun and shadows on the other side......simple explanation wouldbe appriciated.

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Old May 21, 2006, 5:37 AM   #10
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Hi,
The first photo in a series is done with the graycard in front of the models face or clothing (whatever part you want to be spot on).
After that in PS you can easily create a "profile" for the pictures following.
When you change light setup or background or even clothing you can do the same again.

Outside the same goes.
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