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Old Apr 19, 2007, 7:52 AM   #1
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Hi
I finaly setup mini studio. One main flash, one side flash and one back flash, all with manual control. Please see pic and comment it.
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Old Apr 19, 2007, 9:47 PM   #2
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I know almost nothing about portraits but I do know that the pupils shouldn't be extremely dilated like they are in the test shot.
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Old Apr 20, 2007, 4:11 PM   #3
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Yeah, that never works......


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Old Apr 20, 2007, 4:40 PM   #4
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Emes, I think you need to adjust the lighting a bit since it all seems the same from each direction. It is a great expression and a very sharp picture, but one side needs to have a little more shadow, IMHO.

Kalypso, I think the same thing with yours. There are a lot of things to like about the photo, her eyesbeing absolutelygorgeous, and maybe that effect would be lost with some shadow on one side, but I would like to see you try it.

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Old Apr 20, 2007, 10:15 PM   #5
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Emes, I think you need to adjust the lighting a bit since it all seems the same from each direction. It is a great expression and a very sharp picture, but one side needs to have a little more shadow, IMHO.

Kalypso, I think the same thing with yours. There are a lot of things to like about the photo, her eyesbeing absolutelygorgeous, and maybe that effect would be lost with some shadow on one side, but I would like to see you try it.

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Good obvsevation.....but I was trying for a "high-key" shot (& if that were true, how do you explain the shadows from her hair on her face)? On another note...shadows are your friend:


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Old Apr 21, 2007, 1:24 AM   #6
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As a portrait shots, I liked the last 2 images.Personally speaking , I also like to have some shadows in image as it gives me 3rd dimesionality in image,But that is the matter of presonal preferances.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 6:35 AM   #7
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Kalypso, Sorry I didn't explain myself well. Its not the shawdows, but the amount of light coming from the sides of the model I was talking about. In Emes' picture the light is the same from all directions and were he to take a normal portrait I would think that would flatten out the subject. In his close-up it seems to work out well, but if the subject were back more it might take away some of the depth necessary to make a pleasing portrait. With your picture the eyes are so well done, by both you and the model, that the feeling of depth is probably not necessary. But I would still like to see how it would look. It might ruin it in this case, because the picture has so much going for it as is.

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Old Apr 21, 2007, 2:09 PM   #8
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emes. As you can see in the other pics, there are "catchlights" in the eyes. This is just a reflection of the lightsource.

This reflection is thought to give the eyes "life". When I look at your pic I can see a shadow under the nose, this is what happens when you have the light too high. Try bringing the light down more or raise the chin.
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 8:15 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone. Start is really complicated.
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