Lady in Red

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  1. gizmo2071

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    Hey guys.
    So more playing with lighting.
    I got some white material today to use as a back drop.
    I pinned it to the wall at the top and then let it gradually curve and taped it to the floor at the front.
    Then Swe posed on that :)
    2 flash units. One with soft box and the other with a spill kill. One on either side of the camera.
    Minor editing on all. (mainly curves and channel levels)

    lenses used:
    50mm 1.8
    18~50mm
    10~20mm wide angle.

    here's about 8 from a huge collection which I'm happy with most. :)

    Your thoughts are very much appreciated. :D

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    *I know number 5 looks weird.
    I did think I up'd the whiteness on the background it it made it look very flat and kind got rid of the slight shadows that gave it some shape.
    And the stroke from the border went onto the text >_<
     
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    i like #2 and #6

    #6 is just lovely though :)
     
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    I also like 2 & 6 the best.
    #1 has a little to much light spill around her head.

    My fav is definitely #6. The only thing I don't like about is being able to see part of her black bra. Why...I don't know? Maybe because it's the darkest part of the image in that area. Anyways, it's just a nit. If you have time, I'd be curious to see 6 in b/w too :D
     
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    Thanks guys :}

    It's quite difficult to convert to a decent B&W....
    Theres just nothing to contrast to darken the dress a little.
    Feel free to have a go your self :)

    Grey scale 100% red.
    Greyscale 50% green+blue.
    On seperate layers and then "soft light" on red layer.

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    I see what you mean about the contrast. I tried the opposite. I tried to apply more blue than red.

    This edit was done with the 55mm b/w plugin using a blue filter (my b/w convertor of choice :) )

    I wasn't sure how 'you' would want it to look, so I did one a little darker than the other. Of course, you could still go in and fine tune it later.


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    This one was done with the channel mixer:
    monochrome checked
    r: +30
    g: +10
    b: +60

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    I'm surprised you've put #4 in this series. It seems out of place.






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    Cheers woody!
    I like the second, I think her face is too grey in the first. :}

    Pascal, I did loads of photos ranging from head shots, her posing and then just us having fun.
    I thought I'd just throw it in to show a range.
    So from the shoot there's three seperate series, I just put up a mix here. :x
     
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    Ah ok, I see. Thought you had a complete series here. I really like these pictures. The only thing is the feet in #8. They are distorted and look really big...:meh: (or did you do that on purpose?).
    But again: nice work, nice looking model too.







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    With number 8, I was using the 10mm wide angle lens, so it really distorted her feet.
    But she always wanted to be a penguin so I tell her thats what she looks like haha... she wasn't happy :D
     

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