Is lighting right?

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  1. sarasphotos

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    I am trying to get lighting and using camera controls to get lighting right. How do these look?

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    I practiced using a watermark on this next one....i'm not crazy about watermarks but I know i need to protect my images.

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    This was a random door downtown...pretty cool, eh?

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    i'm diggin the random door i like those rundown architectural remains although i think it could use a little crop as for the lighting it seems fine to me but i'm sure you'll get better advice than that ....overall i like them
    good job. keep shooting:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks! I see where I could crop it now...the grass is a bit too much :)
     
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    The main issue I see with the lighting of the child is in her eyes; they're very dark and lacking any sort of catchlight. A simple reflector would have helped out greatly here. The door is a very nice image, but I'd like to see a little more of it and a little less saturation.
     
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    Why do you need to protect your images?
     
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    I agree, her eyes are very dark. She has dark eyes though...I don't have the money to afford a good reflector right now. I've been thinkng about trying just a white board. My question would be how to take the pic though......hold white board with one hand and camera with other?? not really possible. Any suggestions?
     
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    Photography is my hobby but I am actually starting to do it for money. I need to protect them so others don't take them as their "own".
     
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    If you don't have an assistant, then use a light-stand or spare tripod to hold the reflector in place. I would submit to you however, that if you can't afford to purchase a reflector, you may not be at the stage where you can undertake photography as a commercial enterprise. Granted you don't need two of the best of everything, BUT you do need a certain minimum kit.
     
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    Where is a good place to get them at? Maybe I could find out something not so expensive. Nothing over $100.00
     
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    whoa! I thought they were way more than that! Of course I can afford that!! lol We are just on a budget, trying to save money to buy some land and build a house. :) But I can spend that amount!!!! Thanks!! I will be getting one!
     
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    There are more expensive ones, but a cheap one will get you by for now.
     

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