Modeling Headshots: Luke

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  1. NJMAN

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    This was from a recent session. He is trying out for a modeling agency, and just wanted a few headshots. Very nice guy. I tried to mix up the lighting and backgrounds a bit. C&C always welcome. Thanks for looking. :)

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    NJ - These are really great. The best thing about them is how darn SHARP they are!
    How do you get your pics so TACK SHARP!?
    I'm always amazed at your focus!!
    How do you do it?
    What are your settings?
     
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    I agree, great shots! He's a good-looking guy. Nice variety I think for these kinds of shots. The only one I don't really care for is #8. Something about the position of his head and his smile is a little too goofy looking I think. Great job though! And yeah, how do you get them so tack sharp?
     
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    Thank you very much Natalie! The 85mm f/1.8 helps a lot for sharp images. That is by far my favorite portrait lens. Most of the shots were done with the 85, and the rest were done with the 28-135 for a wider angle. An aperture of 2.8 on the 85mm seems to work best for me to get good focus and sharp detail. On the 28-135, the lowest aperture (3.5) works quite well. In this series, the ISO was at 200. I will check the exact EXIF data later today, since I dont have access to it right now.

    Thanks Ajay! See my response above for technical details. :)
     
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    I think he and the agency will be pleased! Awesome shots.

    Two very enthusiastic thumbs up here:)
     
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    Good job on the shots, but your boy has some issues with those lifeless, sleepy eyes. Agency-quality headshots but not an agency-quality model.
     
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    I disagree, this boy is young and as of yet inexperienced but he definately has an interesting look. There are lots of male models out there with that dopey eyed look mainly because girls think it's pretty hot. ;) Perfect skintone and big full lips to boot.
    Great job NJ. I like the crops on these.
     
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    You are very kind, thank you Melis!

    Thanks, I really appreciate your comments.
     
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    Thanks for commenting Kathi. I do want to add that his skin was almost flawless thanks to good genetics from his mom and dad. I did very little processing on the skin, since it was so near perfect. As far as him being a marketable model, I wouldn't know. But I've seen much worse than him. :)
     
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    Great photos. Number 5 his pupils look odd. They are not fully rounded on the bottom. Kind of like you used the fill in and didnt use it small enough and create the roundedness to be taken away.
     
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    Thanks for the nice words Holly. There is an explanation for the eyes in #5. What you are seeing is a speedlite pointed at a small reflector that was sitting on the floor and tilted towards the subject. I tried to have it look like sort of a campfire light coming from the ground and filling the subject's face from below.
     
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    I love the shots, but I think you over did it with the eyes (except for #4 and #9).
     

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