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Old Apr 8, 2012, 7:27 PM   #1
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 12:25 PM   #2
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Probably just a personal preference. But if I can see the eyes, I always prefer eye contact with the camera myself.

What did you use for your lighting?
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Use a (2) 250ws mono light, one with a 24" soft-box and the other with a umbrella. Also (2) small fill lights on the background behind the sofa.

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G'day Craig

What I see I like
cc- Lighting
I see some very competent 'shadowless' lighting - what shadows that are there are well balanced, and the softness overall enhances the softness of the subject

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While I find the model very attractive, I have always been concerned re- the nostrels being prominent ... I suspect that's why so many 'people-pix' have the subject looking downward slightly. The makeup and clothing go well together

The couch / sofa seems a bit dominant - my eye keeps being drawn to the top-left timber work -because it's shiny??-

Maybe a tad more separation from the background to darken it all down a bit ??

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G'day Craig

What I see I like
cc- Lighting
I see some very competent 'shadowless' lighting - what shadows that are there are well balanced, and the softness overall enhances the softness of the subject

cc- pose
While I find the model very attractive, I have always been concerned re- the nostrels being prominent ... I suspect that's why so many 'people-pix' have the subject looking downward slightly. The makeup and clothing go well together

The couch / sofa seems a bit dominant - my eye keeps being drawn to the top-left timber work -because it's shiny??-

Maybe a tad more separation from the background to darken it all down a bit ??

Regards, Phil
Have to try the same pose but with the camera higher and see if that works. Didn't notice the nose until you said something.
Will try to watch the shiny areas next time, though not sure how to stop it from being so bright.
I was thinking about not using the background fill lights next time to see how that will look.

Thanks for the comments and tips,
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my only real comment is the background my eyes keep going top left. i did a picture of my grandson he was on a sofa and i ended up putting in a layer mask and some gaussian blur in to take the background out. lighting looks ok to me well done
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Are you talking about the wood of the sofa only of the whole sofa burred?
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the wood is whats catching the eye. maybe you could clone it out
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the wood is whats catching the eye. maybe you could clone it out
I'll try a layer mask with burr and see how that looks. That is of course layer masks and I can get along. My wife has been bugging me to learn masks and I have been fighting it for too long. Time to bit the bullet and break open the books and dive into the mask pool.
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I like the overall texture achieved. Sort of cloth or parchment like. Perhaps a kind of Mediterranean look.

Quite interesting.
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