Emma Salmon photo shoot

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  1. Rabieshund

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    Five hours of traveling, one hour of setting up and packing, four hours of shooting. My back hurt. :( The pictures have nothing to do with each other so the style changes from picture to picture. I haven't processed all shots yet but here are three. I like big images, I hope you do too.

    Emma with the dog Diesel.
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    Another one with Diesel..
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    Emma in front of a piano.
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    More to come!
     
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    her skin in the first two is really pink (thats just an observation, im not sure if thats good or bad) the dog is cute and i like the third one the best because it seems the most natural.
     
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    I like the third one most. I like the other two, but I really don't like the dog in the picture. I found I was distracted by it and was looking at it more than the girl.
     
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    in the first two i dont like her position. she looks uncomfortable, like shes holding her breath and her arm position just doesnt look right. i really like the third, i guess same body position and arm position, maybe i just don't like the guitar i dunno.
     
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    heavy P&P feeling but i feel its appropriate, i could definately see any of these being an album cover...
     
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    Thanks for comments. Funny, on another photography site people seemed to love them. Ah well criticism is always good. I forgot to mention that Emma is a professional musician so this is not just some random model pictures. They wouldn't have looked like this if they were, lol. This was her very first photo session but I think she did pretty good.

    I would like some comments on light and post processing too.
     
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    I like the third one, rich in colour and seems to capture her very well. Looks like an album cover.
     
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    The way you light is a very personal thing, so I'll stick to some of the details I'd change if I was lighting it, for your consideration.

    First two:
    I'd lower the light level on the wall and flag off the lights themselves. (And I'd check that the lens was as clean as I could get it.)
    If possible, I'd move everything further from the wall, to keep the shadows off the wall. Maybe the whole lighting scheme needs to be layered more Emma > Diesel >wall. Sticking with the same number of sources, that would mean putting small diffusers between the lights and Diesel, that would also cut the harshness of Diesel's shadows.

    Last:
    I'd flag off the light hitting the left side of the piano. That shadow to the left of the candle is destroying the candle-lit feel. The comparative coldness of the light on her face is also destroying that. I'd reduce the source on the right quite a lot.

    PS With portable light kits I make a lot of use of Lowel Flexi-shafts etc (all light fittings should have Flexi-shaft sockets!), Matthews Road Rags and Mini-Grip, and Cinefoil.

    Best,
    Helen
     

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