First portrait attempt with new light

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  1. JoannaWilcox

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    Just wanting to get some feedback on this photo I took of my fiance and I last night. Had fun (not) running back and forth with the 10 second timer. Also note that the outfits were not ideal. I was just trying to figure my lighting out a bit. I think I need to find other people to model for me in order to truely test this stuff out. Feedback would be greatly appreciated!

    Joanna

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    Nice but there seems to be no separation from the background. the dark hair almost blends with the black background
     
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    Thanks. Yea I actually darkened the background because it was originally blue. It was hard to just darken in because it was a wall and is somewhat grainy. The shadow was horrible..the shot was taken in a small bed room with not much space to back away from the wall.

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    I like it although skin looks very red on my works monitor:)
     
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    I like the second one, especially the pink and blue color.

    Shame another pretty girl is taken! :D
     
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    I like the b&W one. And you both have very nice expressions.
     
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    Lighting looks good for this type of portrait. Nice and soft and the ratio is pleasing.
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I don't have a light meter so it was a lot of trial and error :)
     

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