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Old Jul 1, 2006, 2:17 AM   #1
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Hey guys

Just taken somemore shots today. Still using my new black umbrellas and my tungsten desk lamps.

I might get some real lighting one day.



Thanks in advance



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Old Jul 1, 2006, 7:23 AM   #2
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hey, Ken. first, this is a nice shot.
i am not the one to give you a "really good" advise about studio lightning. i would see more contrast or saturation. but, on another side, for the portrait, the softness is probably a good quality. one more detail: the hair shadow on her cheek. is there a way to do something with that?
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Ken, why black umbrellas opposed to white?
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Hi,

The first thing that I like of this photo is NATURAL look of your model. Nice pose and I like colors.....everything is very natural and that is what made this photo attractive....

Just as a notice, would like to say that be carefull about the background, something is a little bit distracting about the background here..... there are some shadow lines and it is not the best for this photo.......

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hey, Ken. first, this is a nice shot.
i am not the one to give you a "really good" advise about studio lightning. i would see more contrast or saturation. but, on another side, for the portrait, the softness is probably a good quality. one more detail: the hair shadow on her cheek. is there a way to do something with that?

hey mate

thanks for feedback

yes i can fix al the shadpws etc without to much of a problem. At the mo just playing with lighting and testing so im not really looking into the nittty gritty stuff but thanks anyways

nothing the old clone or dodge cnt fix.

thanks for feedback mate

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Ken, why black umbrellas opposed to white?

i ended up buying black umbrellas with silver lining as i dont have real studio lighting. As my lights are just desk lamps i needed an umbrella that wouldnt absorb all the light but grab the light, reflect it, slightly soften it and dispearse it. I was told a black was the onlyway to do this.

I do intend to buy some translucent whities but i need more light grunt before i can look into that

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The first thing that I like of this photo is NATURAL look of your model. Nice pose and I like colors.....everything is very natural and that is what made this photo attractive....

Just as a notice, would like to say that be carefull about the background, something is a little bit distracting about the background here..... there are some shadow lines and it is not the best for this photo.......

Zak

Hi Zak

Thanks mate, I was going for the real casual natural look in this shot, and i am really happy that you can see that. Yes the backing is terrible. Its an old curtain with stains and the rest on it. Its the only semi white plain thng i can find. I will work in trying to find something else

thanks again

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please see my pic below for lighting setup

2x cheapest tripods
3x desk lamps
3x 200w tungsten clear bulbs
3x black/silver lined umbrellas
Alot of ductape

Filthy old curtain as backing:O

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please see my pic below for lighting setup

2x cheapest tripods
3x desk lamps
3x 200w tungsten clear bulbs
3x black/silver lined umbrellas
Alot of ductape

Filthy old curtain as backing:O

ken
Awesome set up! Next you'll start spending all kinds of money on lighting gear (in addition toa new camera and lenses - see my earlier post). Soon you'll become a rich and famous fashion photographer. Then one day you'll pull this old kit out a closetand start a whole new trend with your "exotic" lighting setups. :-) (OK - I need to go have some coffee. Or maybe it's less coffee and stop directing Ken's career life.:O)
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please see my pic below for lighting setup

2x cheapest tripods
3x desk lamps
3x 200w tungsten clear bulbs
3x black/silver lined umbrellas
Alot of ductape

Filthy old curtain as backing:O

ken
Awesome set up! Next you'll start spending all kinds of money on lighting gear (in addition toa new camera and lenses - see my earlier post). Soon you'll become a rich and famous fashion photographer. Then one day you'll pull this old kit out a closetand start a whole new trend with your "exotic" lighting setups. :-) (OK - I need to go have some coffee. Or maybe it's less coffee and stop directing Ken's career life.:O)

thanks mate

yea the old lighting kit too a wee while to build up. The biggest difference was the umbrellas. that was money well spent

lighting is so expensive these days. here in nz we have a few specialist stores and they charge and arm and a leg for a single light. later on this yeari might consoder hiring out a studio for a few hours to see what its like to shoot in an ideal environment. it should be fun

HHAHAH yea i can sell my light kit on ebay, ductape not included. Hehe
thanks again g

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