A couple more portraits inside

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  1. Ub3rdoRK

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    So i started using some of my studio lighting finally. Heres my results. I kind of feel #2 is a little dark...but maybe its my monitor?

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    I like them, good composition and lighting. I find her hand and forarm distracting in photo2 though because it's a different tone to the rest of her body. I different pose or some photoshopping would fix that though
     
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    Nice stuff! I don't necessarily think that number two is too dark, but the light does have a bit of flat feel to me. Adding some shadow (like in shot number 1) or some highlights would have made it a bit less flat.

    The background could have been a bit darker too, it still shows a bit of the paper structure which I personally find a bit distracting. If you want to get rid of this, you should try and underexpose the background. Depending on the situation you've shot this in there are a couple of things you can try.

    Reduce spill on the background; if there are (light coloured) walls/ceilings reflecting the light; try blocking the light from coming back.

    Move the model away from the background so that the lights do not reach the background.

    Make sure that there are no other light sources (fluorescent ceiling lights etc.) lighting the scene or that they are too weak to make a difference. A quick way to see if other light is interfering with your setup is too set everything up and get the right settings, let's say 1/125 - f11. Now turn of your kit and shoot a test shot with those exact settings; this will show areas that are being lid up by other lights. If everything is dark, you know you are just working with your kit to light the scene. If not, you can take notice of what the other lights are doing for your scene and decide to either tweak them or kill them :)

    Love the natural light one, nice and clean light!
     
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    Yeah I used a little florecent lighting for composing the shot since it's very dark in my garage. The background is my main complaint because it's a huge roll of construction paper basically. Thanks for the comments!
     
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