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Old May 10, 2006, 3:39 AM   #1
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Hi everyone

I finally convinced my fiance to pose. The lighting was far from perfect, but I had to take the opportunity while I had it...

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Old May 10, 2006, 3:41 AM   #2
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The lighting is alot better in this shot. Wish I had the previous pose in this lighting.
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Old May 10, 2006, 6:33 AM   #3
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both nice shots

i cant suggest too mcuh as i also find it difficult to shoot outdoors in natural sun. i fin dit easiest to shoot in the shade to avoid harsh shadows.

Shot 1 is good. Unfortunate for highlight n shadows in certain places. pose is natural

Shot 2 is a nice pose. very natural. Again i think this shot is under exposed. and maybe needs a lil more contrast in it.

stil both great shots. very lucky guy

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Old May 10, 2006, 6:48 AM   #4
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Hi Ken, thanks for looking in and commenting and agreeing with me that I'm a very lucky guy.

I think shot 1 would have looked great, had I used a reflector in the right hand side to fill in all those shadows. I'm in the process of making a decent reflector at the moment because of this photo.

Shot 2 was tough to expose, had I exposed anymore, the ring around her would have been totally blown. I guess the best solution again would have been to use a reflector.
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Old May 11, 2006, 9:15 AM   #5
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Pretty good shots of a pretty girl. She has a nice, natural look.

While a reflector would help, it is best used with an assistant to position it while you pay attention to the light. Going back and forth by yourself can take a good bit of time to get things right. Don't undervalue the use of fill-flash in these situations. With strong, outdoor lighting, you generally don't get the harsh reflections, and redeye is certainly not a problem.

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Old May 11, 2006, 10:11 AM   #6
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John,

VTPhotog has said all that I was going to suggest. Nice shots though and keep shooting.

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Old May 11, 2006, 10:36 AM   #7
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Thanks vtPhotog and LT.

I did use fill flash, but it was only the pop-up flash (my main flash's batteries were flat) and I was using a relatively long focal length(80-200), so it probably didn't help to much.
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Old May 11, 2006, 10:48 AM   #8
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John,
and easy reflector to both make(no work required) and carry around is foldable car winshield sun shield.

They come in many colors, pick either silver or gray for photography. Unfolded they fit across an entire car windshield and they twist to fold up into a little circle that fits neatly in my backback.

In Canada the place to find them is called CanadianTire, you probably have a similar type store in South Africa.

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Old May 11, 2006, 10:59 AM   #9
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Thanks Peter

I actually have one of those, but they would require an assistant. I'm trying to make one that I can attach to those elcheapo tripods.

Good suggestion though.
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Old May 11, 2006, 11:52 AM   #10
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#2 is a good shot....That one I like...
If you look real close at her right eye in #1 you will see that look....You know the look...
The "Making me do this will COST you" look....I sure see it.... :roll:
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