1st attempt at window lighting [NSFW]

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  1. dizzyg44

    dizzyg44 TPF Noob!

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    I wish I had a larger window with more even bars farther away from the wall...

    anywho, please C&C

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    too heavy on the added noise?
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    For me, yes.

    It makes her skin look..., not good.
     
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    The image is REALLY dark, try brightening it up, the noise is overdone
    If you want that vintage look try making a layer in photoshop or your editing program of choice, Fill that layer with 50%grey (alt + click new layer and set layer mode to softlight then tick 50% grey, you can change the layer mode back to normal when you get the 50% grey layer) the add your noise on that layer then adjust the Opacity of the layer / the Fill opacity to suit you
     
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    I agree, a little too much noise.
     
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    UUilliam, Killer tip on doing the noise your method!

    are the compositions to porn'ish? I'm really trying for them to not be

    Better?

    (oh yeah) D90 with Sigma 28-70/2.8 Aperture: f/4.0, ISO 200, 32mm, F4 1/320th

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    The noise is better, but the contrast is worse.

    Increase the blacks some.
     
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    HOWEVER, good attempt by window bars. loved the second shot second version. thanks.
     
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    I'd say pump the contrast in both directions.

    Composition wise, the door frame doesn't really excentuate the curves of the body and softness of skin, so it doesn't quite do it for me. Having the model pose where her hands are in the same position also feels like it's detracting from the image.
     
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    Personally, I think people need to be good at shooting people with their clothes on before shooting nude. It is hard enough to shoot a clothed person and make it look great with lighting, exposure, composition, posing, etc.... Shooting someone nude is even harder yet. Until you perfect those other areas, there's really no point in making it more difficult by shooting nude.

    These are all three way underexposed. The composition is not that great and posing isn't great either. Get the girl some clothes, work on those areas......get them right, then maybe let her take her top off.
     
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    I don't think they are. But I think they still have a ways to go before they get to the 'classy', 'fine art' level. The main problem, IMO, is the background. If it was a flat wall, I think it would be a lot better. As it is, the stripes showing up on the door molding and then dropping off...really makes them stand out...and you don't want your background standing out like that.
     
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    this has been mentioned before, but when shooting nudes, make sure you have them remove clothing that could leave an indent well before the shoot...im seeing a lot of bra marks.

    also, the angle of her head on #2 is not flattering.

    i envy the fact that you have a model willing to experiment with nudes.

    keep shootin! :thumbup:
     
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    Beautiful, nice subject, but in the second she doesn't look like she wants to be there. This is probably just me though since 12 other people haven't said so. But it looks like she's kinda like disgusted or something.

    Once again, it could probably be just in my head. I don't know how to fix it, cause it would totally ruin it if she smiled or something.
     

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