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Old Feb 9, 2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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Old Feb 18, 2008, 11:09 AM   #2
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Although i think that this is a great effort, I'm not entirely sure as to whether the 5 lights are really necessary, as i think the subject looks somewhat washed out, in addition the hotspots around the nose, lips and forehead are distracting.

I think the shot could benefit from a slight contrast lift using levels along with selective burning in an effort to reduce the hotspots.....good effort though!

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Old Feb 19, 2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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Although i think that this is a great effort, I'm not entirely sure as to whether the 5 lights are really necessary, as i think the subject looks somewhat washed out, in addition the hotspots around the nose, lips and forehead are distracting.

I think the shot could benefit from a slight contrast lift using levels along with selective burning in an effort to reduce the hotspots.....good effort though!

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Thanks for the information.

I agree I could have accomplished this with fewer lights. Although each light in this shoot servers a different purpose. I did not need to use two different colors on the background. I did this for artisit style and to match the colors in her hair and make-up. Hairlight is required as this was shot for a hair magazine where the hair detail needed to really show. I always use Main and Fill to set ratios. However, in this caxse I took off the double diffusion panel to get more detail. This model was sweating a lot causing her foundation to run and turn shinny. This is what caused the hotspots. I should have turrned my main down more or had her make-up touched up. I think this could be done with less light but I don't think you would get the detail dof or shaoing achieved with multiple lights.


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