FIrst ever "model" shoot

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  1. JaimeGibb

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    Please give me some honest critique on these!!

    It was my first time doing an adult. I was in a studio with black paper as a backdrop, which I darkened because it came out almost gray. Ill be shooting adults in this type of situation again so please let me know what you think!!

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    The lighting seems kinda harsh to me. Also, on the first one, I can see where you darkened it, because you missed spots...
     
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    in 3 and 4 i can also see where you missed some spots in darkening ...

    #2 looks rather cruel to her face ... too many reflections. either you need some softer light, or some make up, or some serious postprocessing. in #2 IMHO

    I like the smile in the last one, get her to smile more often :)
     
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    I agree about the lighting. I actualy wanted it a LOT softer but the photographer I was with was in charge of the lighting. She really dug the harsh contrast.

    Ah! I did miss spots!! Hehe woops :)
     
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    I took a few seconds and tried some post processing. I think it helps to soften her features some. I used an Action called Porcelain Skin.

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    Holy cow. That's amazing Lyncca!! Can you share where you found the action...?
     
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    Jaime,

    black velvet is a good investment, it's the only thing that can get a lot of light on it and still be black. Black paper can work, but you have to have a lot of distance behind the subject to let the light fall off. Were you using strobes or incandescent lights?
     
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    I believe they were strobes. Basically huge lamps that you can adjust. Strobes, yes? :)

    Yea the backdrops were white paper or black paper. Velvet huh, that's a good idea. One day Id like to have my own studio so this was a great experience for me, even with the mess ups and critiques!! Only makes you stronger. Any other opinions?! :)
     
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    In #1, the burn-job is sort of blotchy... and the stool is tilted... #2- can you burn out the white in her eye? Otherwise like it- especially with Lyncca's edit.
    Other than that and what has already been mentioned... I like these shots.
     
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    Thanks :)
    Good idea about birning out the white in her eye...ill try that.

    I didnt realize that the actions cost money...poo.
     
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    I think you will find that if you white balance these, the lighting won't be nearly so weird.
    You were shooting RAW hopefully.
     

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