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Old Jun 25, 2006, 5:55 AM   #1
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Hi All



Been a while since ive posted, ben busy

Just got some new umbrellas but no lights to use with em. Use my desk lamps and bought a few 200w tngsten bulbs even though the label on the lampp says "max 60w" LOL.

Its a whole new can of worms shooting with light bouncing off umbrellas. here is my very first test shoot. Came out ok i think

I didnt really pay any attention to posture, backing etc as at the moment i am concerntrating on trying to get this lighting under control.

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Old Jun 25, 2006, 9:05 AM   #2
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Hi Ken,

and Yes it has been awhile but here you came with some investment as I understand in umbrellas what is really cool, that is meaning your work will improve.

Also would suggest you that for sure by GREY CARD for white balance as I did....WELL FRANK DOORHOF SUGGESTED and I bought it directly from Dynatech in Netherlands. Received it few days ago and it is really working...(see my latest post with old man... good colors I think).

Considering your photos of yourprevious avatar inspiration (not glad you change it with the ant....) I can say it is really nice. Like the exposure (carefful of that possible hot spot on the forehead). Specially like the light of the hair...here I see good improvement.

Like your try on the second photo in terms of color but you finished it wrong....there are some strange part on her shoulder what it is seenable on the BW too, but not on the original. Not BW for me for sure.

Original photo is very good for me. Since the pose is not so good but intentionaly, you could crop it tighter so that her neck is not in that strange position and to focus on beautiful head.....

.... and please do not wait so longfor next photo.....

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Old Jun 25, 2006, 2:22 PM   #3
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hi zak

thanks for feedback mate. Yes a grey card sounds like a really good idea. I have no idea where to find one here in new zealand. I will have to do another google search.

So far its just souly trial and error until ifind a combination that works. the umbreallas definately seem to be spreading light much better but again its something i need to get used to.

i also bought a diffusion filter and wll use t in the near future. One step ata time atthe moment.

Istill feel that this shot lacks overall impact and vibrancey but i think at this early stage its ok.

thanks again again mate and yea i wil try to keep the images flowing in.

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Beautiful job Ken
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Old Jun 25, 2006, 8:49 PM   #5
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I agree it'sa beautiful simple capture. I love the b&w (just to be different!)

Very beautiful model

Lucky you! :-)
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Old Jun 25, 2006, 11:41 PM   #6
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I made my own greycard in photoshop.
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Old Jun 26, 2006, 12:00 AM   #7
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Beautiful job Ken. Am glad to see your studio is coming together.

I keep studying the three shots provided and whilst I love them all, number 2 is probably my fav. It just has a 'retro' appeal that I love.

Post more when you can please mate.

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Beautiful job Ken

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marshmellow wrote:
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I agree it'sa beautiful simple capture. I love the b&w (just to be different!)

Very beautiful model

Lucky you! :-)

Thank you

Yea im not quite sure what happened with the b&w and the warmed version wit the distortion on the shoulder but im not to fussed with it at the moment. Once i got the light sorted i wil be more fussy



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I made my own greycard in photoshop.

how did you do that mate, and does it work?

i heard its not possible to make and print one

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