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Old Apr 29, 2012, 8:25 PM   #1
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I'm trying to duplicate a lighting setup I accidentally came into a couple of years ago and really liked the results. I wanted to see if I could get similar results with different backgrounds.

This was a quick session (10 min) without much attention payed to the model or composition.

This is just about the lighting. I would like to hear your opinions.
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1.Grey dress. 1/2 sun & shade.


2.Flower dress light background.


3. Yellow with dark background.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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Hey Mike, I'm no authority on photography, but I know what pleases my eye, and these do. The lighting looks spot on to me.

Maybe it's my laptop, but your wife's face in 2 and 3 were slightly blushed, which looks good on my monitor. Pic 1 might need a little "pink" , again, it could be my monitor.

You are lucky to have such a willing model. No one here will ever see my wife, unless they meet her in person, because she is very "situationally aware" when there are cameras around.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 3:28 AM   #3
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hi i am not an expert but the lighting seems ok it pretty even but the model doesnt jump out. this may be because of the shallow dof. hope this helps
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I like the darker background of number 3 Mike, It really pops the yellows!

I have seen Roberts wife, She is a really beautiful woman!!
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I like the darker background of number 3 Mike, It really pops the yellows!

I have seen Roberts wife, She is a really beautiful woman!!
Thanks, Frank, I will have to show her your post!
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Thanks Robert.
I'm far from an expert on lighting also but I'm trying to figure things out. My model is not as cooperative as it may appear but I have no complaints.
The white balance is the same on all the photo's. I shoot with a 5000k WB on camera but the software download applies a curve and changes the WB, so I always have to readjust after the download.
The light modifier maybe a little strong to balance out well with a brighter backgrounds, thats what Im trying to find out.

And I agree with hkmp50, your wife is a very attractive lady and you should try to use her more as a model. It brings my wife and I together at times when were working on a particular shot. Another thing I never thought I'd ever say is, "I love seeing a hot grandma in a nice pose", sounds funny, but true.
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Thanks Robert.
I'm far from an expert on lighting also but I'm trying to figure things out. My model is not as cooperative as it may appear but I have no complaints.
The white balance is the same on all the photo's. I shoot with a 5000k WB on camera but the software download applies a curve and changes the WB, so I always have to readjust after the download.
The light modifier maybe a little strong to balance out well with a brighter backgrounds, thats what Im trying to find out.

And I agree with hkmp50, your wife is a very attractive lady and you should try to use her more as a model. It brings my wife and I together at times when were working on a particular shot. Another thing I never thought I'd ever say is, "I love seeing a hot grandma in a nice pose", sounds funny, but true.
Photography isn't only for the young.


Thanks wave01 & hkmp50.
Very well said!
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