Lighting?

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  1. jenn76

    jenn76 TPF Noob!

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    I don't have studio equipment yet (not sure if I'll take that plunge, since most of what I do is on-location), but I have been working on trying to set up a "mock studio" in my house. With this photo, I used a black cloth for backdrop (don't have to worry about shadows with the black), and just my canon 20d with 420ex speedlite (and as much natural light as possible). I actually think I used my 18-55 kit lens. Do you think the lighting works in this one? I'm trying to get better at getting images straight out of the camera...
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    Doesn't seem bad at all to me. It might be just a hair bright in the centre of his face, but I'm on a crappy, uncalibrated monitor at work, so take that with a grain of salt. The image seems soft however...
     
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    Thanks. It is a bit soft... I don't have photoshop anymore... I switched from pc to mac, and now I need to find CS2 or better.... I don't have that kind of cash right now!
     
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    A friend (and Mac lover) just sent me that link, and I had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder! I'm d/l now.
     

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