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  1. okiecowboy

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    I don't see any pictures?
     
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    Looks great. You just need a back light to keep her head and dark tones in the dress from blending with the background.
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    dang, don't know why I can't get pics to show up..sorry about that.
     
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    from your photobucket page copy from the img instead of the html:
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    they look good , she doesnt look very happy in the second one . The photos are pretty nice. Have to agree on the backlight as well
     
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    both pictures seem to be missing some lighting on top because the top of both photos are a little underexposed. The one with the cowboy boot, I would suggest maybe she look a little happier? She seem like she doesn't want to be taken a photo of. Otherwise great photos. My 2 cents if it's worth anything.
     
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    Than you for the tip about the backlight.. I will try that
     
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    I like how they look. keep up the great work. I think you will go far in life. :)
     
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    Thanks all...I may try and post another one in a bit to see if I can do it right...Thank you all for taking the time.
     
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    Not too bad. On the black backdrop shot, a hair/separation/kicker light from the back, left side would be nice; my preference would be an 11 inch reflector, with barn doors, a 20 degree honeycomb grid AND a mylar snap-on diffuser over the grid, as the "perfect" separation light. Because it would be coming from the back, and left, and at a somewhat steep angle, only 1/8 to 1/6 of the mainlight's power would be required to make a beautiful,soft "outline" of light around the left hand side of the little girl. That would make her totally look 3-Dimensional. If the main light is at 200 watt-seconds, the separation light when using a reflector/grid/diffuser setup could be as low as 25 watt seconds and it'd be about right with a main light of 200 watt-seconds fired through a softbox or umbrella.

    Lacking the barndoors/grid/diffuser trifecta, you can also use a black-backed reflecting umbrella, closed way down, with the light shot up into the mostly-closed umbrella...that works surprisingly well as a low-powered rim light.

    On the cowgirl post with the foot up on the hay bale...just don't crop off the feet...

    Still, pretty cute pictures....good posing ideas, nice set design.
     
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    Derrel

    When you say "steep angle" would that be from Above or Below? sorry but just double checking
     

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