First portrait shoot attempt C&C welcome

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  1. charlie_merrifi

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    These are all straight from the camera with no editing.







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    A pretty good first effort.
    Your lights look kinda hard and I use pretty much only soft light so how to work with them I'm not sure but if nothing else I would try and move your subject(s) farther from your backdrop.
     
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    yeah im using flourescent lights. i need to make a soft box for them.
     
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    YIKES!!! Do you realize that one day you'll be living with FOUR women?

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    You can also move them away from the background. The use of a softbox and some distance from the background should get rid of the harsh shadows you see silhouetting them.
     
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    yeah four women. Even the dog is female. Should i move my lights closer?. I am Using two 48 inch hanging shop lights standing verticly for the lighting.
     
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    I'm trying to picture your setup. Are these two lights the kind with two flourescent tubes? If so, that's pretty soft light already. I can't imagine you need a soft box for them.

    How close to the subjects are the lamps now?

    I'm seeing mostly an onborad flash. My first thought is turn that off.

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    yes it is the two tube lights. They ere probably 5-8 feet from the girls. And I did have the pop up flash on.
     
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    I recommend this:

    Turn off the flash.
    Position one light about 5 feet from your subjects, off to one side.
    Position second light 9-10 feet from subject, close to center.

    Try this. See if you get results you like.

    -Pete
     

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