How's My Lighting? C&C Please!

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  1. DavidSR

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    Hey guys,
    I know he's not dressed for this picture, but I was just testing the lighting. All I had was an on camera flash that I bounced off the wall on my left.

    Also, can you please let me know if you see some noise in this image?

    Thank you!

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    I'm no expert, nor even really good, but I try to give criticism as a way to help improve my own eye, but I think the lighting looks great. You managed to maintain good colors for both the boy and the reds and greens of the tree without loosing contrast. And I don't see any noise, but then again, I don't have the most attuned eye. I guess it depends on what you want to use the picture for.
     
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    Thanks for the comment! :). Now that I look at it I should have covered the base of the tree with a few more presents so the base doesn't look so fake.

    Oh and the noise I see is in his hair, but that could just be me.
     
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    I think the lighting looks really good as well. I also see no noise.
     
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    Thanks for the comment! I guess I might be the only one that sees the noise lol.. I don't like editing on my laptops screen because it makes me see noise where there isn't any.
     
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    Open the picture in Photoshop (or any other software) and zoom in to 100%. You should be able to see any noise fairly easily if there is some.
     
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    I think it's just the monitor that I'm using that makes it look as though there is noise.

    Thanks though!
     
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    Great shot. Lighting looks ok to me and no noise here either.
     
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    Great, using the same setup, you could get wonderful shots X-Mas morning.
     
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    Thanks!!

    Thanks!! I was thinking the same thing!!! But unfortunately we are spending Christmas at a different house and the walls are positioned differently :(..The best I could do to bounce is relocate the tree and use a huge mirror that is in the dining room, but I noticed that when I use that mirror the pictures come out a little hot :(.
     

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