My first flash shoot, 500 exposures and only 1 I want to keep

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    There was a shot I was dying to take but the equipment was too powerful for the fstop I wanted (should've brought a speedlight along!)
    So I messed around with the grid lighting instead, what do you think?

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    Nice shot, mysteriously attractive young lady. I like the photo in general the shadow to lightin ratio is kind of a little too high for my liking. Just IMO it's an okay pose I would have gone a little different use the chair a bit more, need a little bit more expression on her face though.

    keep at it looking forward to seeing more.
     
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    I don't care for the tilt, but I just hate tilt in general. Pretty girl, and a good photo.
     
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    I wasn't really going for a specific expression as I was concentrating that I didn't destroy any of the expensive equipment! Unfortunately there wasn't much more to the set to play with, there was a huge chest of drawers to the left of the photo that was fixed to the floor, and cast a horrible shadow if I moved further back so I was pretty much fixed to that position. When you mean shadow to light, do you mean in post?
     
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    Were you trying to focus on her knee? It looks like the knee is in focus and you have such a shallow aperture that you lose focus on her face.

    Also, what were the camera settings and what flash were you using?
     
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    I think he didn't mean to focus on her knee but thats what got focused by the camera. I've had that problem often till I learned to change focul point through camera.
     

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