First studio shots.

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  1. MatthewKern

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    I made a little studio in my room using the stereotypical white sheet, and I asked my girlfriend if I could take some photos of her... this is what I got:

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    Nice shots :) They look professionaly done :)
     
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    I think they look very professional too. Your girlfriend is very beautiful and looks like a natural in front of the camera. The only thing I want to comment on is the clothing choice in picture #1. I am a huge fan myself of those empire waisted shirts/dresses but you have to be careful because they tend to make you look much larger than you really are. I think it might've helped a little to position her in a more 3/4 view or even a profile. I do really like her expressions in all of them though! Great job:)
    Oh, I also wanted to ask. What did you use for your lighting?
     
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    Thank you, and yeah. I agree, those types of shirts tend to make women look larger than they are. I personally am not a fan of them, but I like seeing her in anything, so I didn't mind. Next time I'll try a more 3/4 shot. Thanks. And to answer your question on lighting I used one flash bounced off of the ceiling in the first one, and then for the other two I bounced it off of the white cube that she is sitting on in #1.
     
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    I am really drawn to the second one. Nice lighting, pose, clothing, etc, etc, all make this a great shot! You have a good eye for lighting, it's not easy to get these results when you are just starting out! Great job!
     
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    They look are really well done. No shadows the lighting is lovely and even plus here skin has a nice glow great photos :thumbup:
     
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    Overall really good stuff. Poses are a bit (just a little bit, not much!) awkward in a couple shots.

    Lighting is even, but very flat. That's not a bad thing, as that's a trend that seems to be gaining popularity in portraiture. Try playing around with the lighting now that you've got the basics...work with the interplay of light and shadow.
     
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    Really good shots for a living room studio. As a matter of interest what lighting did you use ? diffusers, reflectiors etc. It might help the rest of us if you could share it :hail:

    Cheers CJB
     
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    For the first one I used one flash, and I bounced it off the ceiling above her (I had to shoot it horizontal and then crop it, because the flash was on top of my camera, and I don't have any radio slaves or sync cords). Then for the other 2 I shot them vertical and used the thing that she is sitting on in #1 to bounce/diffuse the flash. Settings were as follows:

    #1: 18mm 1/200th @ f/8
    #2: 31mm 1/125th @ f/4.5
    #3: 24mm 1/80th @ f/3.8
     
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    really nice...lovin no.2....beautiful woman :D
     
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    really really well done
     

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