help with portraitlighting

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  1. Rickyticky

    Rickyticky TPF Noob!

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    Need help with this one,
    went over it in photoshop, made look more like a "high-key" and added some grain to it to simulte high iso film.

    I like the pic outcome of it but not the lighting, i want to separate the modell from the background and have some more contrast without having to do it in photoshop.

    http://www.fotosidan.se/gallery/viewpic.htm/743208.htm

    It was shot with 2 shoot-throuh umbrella with one 500W light at each umbrella, aprox 1m and 1,5 m from modell in a 45 degree angle.

    Need help with "more interesting" lighting,
    I have 4 "on-camera" flashes with radio-triggers and 2 white semi-transparent umbrellas, 1 silver/black umbrella and a softbox 70*90cm

    comments and hint are welcome, good or bad

    /Ricky
     
  2. ladyphotog

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    Your lighting is very flat even for highkey. Use a more contrasty lighting setup and you will like the results better. Also it is very hard to do highkey with a person that has light hair andyou really need to do it in camera, it never looks right doing it in PS.

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  3. dgs

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    The second shot in the gallery is quite appealing. If the posted picture was lit in a similar manner, I'm guessing a photoshop conversion to a high key look is gonna be pretty tough to pull off.

    Your model is lovely. Doing a reshoot shouldn't be overly unpleasant for you <g>
     

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