First Real Try At a Photoshoot.

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  1. Pedro_lopez

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    We didn't do too much planning on the photoshoot since it was my first time with the model and first female model in general, I wanted to build a good relationship with her that way she is comfortable enough with me to shoot some more. As a guy I'm also nervous about telling girls things like what nail polish, what clothes, and overall what styles to go for since I don't know much about all that yet.
    Bleach Look Away Gram.jpg Caution red gram.jpg Moody Green gram.jpg

    I really need some criticism. I tried dodging and burning but I'm thinking I need to learn somewhere Because the model says she doesn't like how her cheek looks like a bump in the first photo. What do you guys think?

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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    1 and 3 are nice. Not a fan of 2.

    The bright area below neck and shoulder in #1 seems a bit distracting? Maybe burn it a little/reduce highlights here?
     
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    Exactly! She knows how light affects her looks, and so should you.

    To overcome this problem, use fill flash or a reflector. Flash is easier to use.
     
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    I wish you didn't have that awful "Caution" sign in the second. It would certainly be the best of the bunch. What is going on with her eyelashes in the first and second?
     
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    I'm just wondering, since I actually wanted to take it by the sign and even photoshopped other words on the sign.


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    I like the Caution sign...kind of a visual pun!

    Eyelashes--high sun as main light is causing the eyelashes to show their shadow! I like that effect...it's sometimes seen, not often, but sometimes.

    I agree about the cheek's shape-rendering in shot #1--not the best angle on her face with that lighting, and it does make her cheek look a bit, well...ungainly I guess woukld be a polite way to put it. I like the third shot's look at her...kind of an appealing camera view of her.
     
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    Apart from getting a fill flash and or reflector, are there any books I can read to learn how to best light for feminine features?


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    How To Photograph Women Beautifully...an oldie but a goodie! Look for it used. It will teach you a lot.

    Women have not changed much in thousands of years, so this 1980's book will teach you a LOT.

    Funny thing: I saw the book author's basic clamshell lighting setup on America's Top Model, being used on-location...a now 35-year-old basic glamour headshot setup, which is shown and discussed in the book to a very high degree...and the SAME, exact basics being used by a modern-day pro shooting modeling shots. This lighting pattern is easy to use on women, and looks good, and has looked great, across the decades.

    Has some good tips on basic makeup strategies, lens selection, lighting, how to shoot things, a whole wealth of knowledge; the kind of stuff that used to be found only in books.
     
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    If you have been reading some of the threads on using flash, you already know there is a learning curve, but having done so, your photography will advance tremendously. A reflector is as cheap as a sheet of white foamcore, but you will have to have a trained assistant to hold it and position it to good effect. In time, you will acquire more than one flash, some modifiers, light stands, remote triggers, gels, grids, and more.
     
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    I kind of agree, the second one would be the best shot by far without the sign in it.


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    For pictures of her I like #2 the best. But I am conflicted with the sign. I like the fact the sign is there in play. But at the same time it's distracting.

    If the light was more controlled in #1. I don't think it would be a better shot. Like if the light was restricted to just her eyes. But with it spilling over part of her torso, I don't think it works.
     
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