A shot from yesterday

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  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here is one from a shoot I did yesterday. It was just a quick edit since I'm here at work. Any comments or critique is welcome.

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    good one mike, nice and sharp with vibrant colour :thumbup:
     
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    Beautiful picture. Very nicely exposed. Cute expression. Really nice!
     
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    I really like the color saturation on this one but all around a good pic as well.
     
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    well done mike...sharp, sharp and good exposure...puttin those alien bees to work i see :)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the comments.

    Jon, I've still only got the one AB800. For fill, I'm using a hot shoe unit with an optical trigger on a tripod (with home made diffuser). I do seem to be getting more business doing portraits than weddings, so I think my next additions will be a background stand and another light or two.
     
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    looks a tad too sharp for me but nice angle & composition, a decent job.
     
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    Cute kid! Good job with the expression. I wondering... did you shoot it this tight or do the crop later? It feels a little crowded to me.

    You really caught the color in his eyes. Good posing too.

    Pete
     
  9. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks.

    Yes Pete, this has been cropped. I think it was actually a 3:2 (landscape) and I cropped it to 2:3 (portrait)...being limited by the height, it only went this wide. Although, because the background is just white, I could have cropped outside the box and just filled in the background.

    I don't know if anyone noticed...or if it's even something to be concerned about...but I had the main light too high and to my right and it didn't illuminate his eyes very well. The catch lights are actually from the fill, which was off to my left...maybe too far to my left.
     
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    good technically....and great capture that parents will love
     
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    I like it --lenny
     
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    This picture is great Mike, and so exactly the feel I've been trying to catch in my own portraits. Could you give a struggling light-learner a few tips as to how you lit this shot? I've used a soft box with a 1000-watt bulb in it, close in on my right and a white umbrella with a 500-watt bulb on a 45 degree angle on the left but gotten too much red in portraits - although I don't know if that's just from my lighting or the awful fluorescent lights above that I left on when I shot an indoor session a few months ago. Any tips to portrait lighting would be appreciated since you're doing what I strive to!
     

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