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Old Dec 24, 2005, 2:21 PM   #1
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Just asimple question about exposure.

There are two photos and I'm not sure which one to use for printing. I like much more the #1 but I'm thinking is it too overexpoed under the eyes.....or should I use the #2 which seamsed to be regular. Also ther is some color differance between so I'm also wandering about the colors...#1 seamse to have more "live colors".

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Old Dec 24, 2005, 2:51 PM   #3
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I like how the face is lit up and emphaized in both of these. However I think that on both the eyes are dark. I'd try some fill to the left of the subject.
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Old Dec 24, 2005, 7:08 PM   #4
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How about some Post Pocessing before printing.

There are a million options.

Here is my try at balancing the image's light and some other toch-ups:

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I like how the face is lit up and emphaized in both of these. However I think that on both the eyes are dark. I'd try some fill to the left of the subject.
I agree totally.

Maybe this web can help you http://www.ephotozine.com/techniques....cfm?recid=156



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Old Dec 24, 2005, 8:05 PM   #6
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Your lighting is still to harsh. The first one has some very hot spots and very pronounced shadows. The second has ok coloring but still the shadows are to pronounced. The shadows in the eye sockets are not flattering. Looks like your light is to high. Both are soft in the face. You have several issues to iron out.
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You don't need to be a pro to see that the light let you down here. Take the advice. Could have used a flash to fill in. Otherwise all the other things: composition, angle of shooting, are fine:homey:
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Old Dec 25, 2005, 4:07 AM   #8
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Yeah, once again I had wrong light adjustment.

I know about flash fill-in but when using the fill--in flash from my camera (Nikon 8700 model) then the colors becomes (how would I say) DEAD, or FLAT.... well the botom is NO good.

So, more practise and learning.

The photos arealways much better when using NO-FILL flash but then you have to master the lights. On the other hand I do not have a equipment for light adjustments and have to improvize.

Thanks for comments. Gonna show youin few days complete session (better saynly the best photos)of this young female.

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Sorry, another thing just to add:

Soft face is the reason of too slow shutter speed ( approx: 1/8 s or even 1/4s) while using the ISO 50 for better qualitty. When using the fill in flash the images are sharp enough.

Don't know if the soft image can be the reason of metering ADJUSTMENT (spot or matrix...do not recall which one I used).

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The photos arealways much better when using NO-FILL flash but then you have to master the lights. On the other hand I do not have a equipment for light adjustments and have to improvize.
I believe your camera has flash exposure compensation. You could try setting it to -1 or -2 when hen using fill-flash. Possibly even go to full manual and adjust flash output to minimum, for just a little fill.

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