My first portraits/fashion

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  1. AlejandroHernandez

    AlejandroHernandez TPF Noob!

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    OK so i got a Canon 350D recently and a monolight kit but i don't have any external flash and/or the hotshoe to pc adapter so the only thing i could do was to use the modeling lights as the lighting haha. Lighting is weak, lots of shadows here and there, i only had a 150watts bulb on each light (there were 2, a keylight and a backlight). I also had a bad time in photoshop with the Liquify tool because the female model wasn't too skinny.

    So here they are. Keep in mind that i'm only 15 years old with almost no notion about fashion photography and this is the first time in my life i do a photoshoot.

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    My honest advice...get something to trigger the strobe(s) and then start over. #1 is way underexposed, #2 is totally out of focus, and #3 is just too soft.
    Then again, you didn't need me to tell you that, did you?

    I don't mean to sound overly harsh here, but why bother even shooting the photos when you know that they aren't going to turn out well with just the modeling lamp? Further than that, after you shoot them with just the modeling lamp and they don't turn out well, why post them? The poses are decent, and the positioning of the lights is good for someone in your position. But you know they aren't good shots. Get the rest of the equipment that you need.
     
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    I like your style, but making excuses for your work is the wrong approach. A million lighting situations will be at hand. The key is too determine which one is yours.

    Love & Bass
     
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    Cause not everybody can afford to get the equipment whenever they need them, Max.

    It's good practice, I'm just not sure about exhibiting them.
     
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    sync cords are $20. That's all you need.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Because maybe that is just what the OP wanted to hear. Just like me the other day who posted a pic which was trash composition and just wanted to hear what people though of the PS effect.

    Although I think in the last one the lights may be too close to the subject. His left side is very hot and it falls off very quickly. May just be over exposed slightly too.
     
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    Aww, you and your poor bleeding heart. That is absolutely absurd.
     
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    I've gotta disagree. This is not any more an accurate gauge of one's abilities with real lights than using a pinhole body cap is an accurate gauge of one's ability to select an appropriate focal length lens.
     
  9. AlejandroHernandez

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    Well i posted them because i obviously need opinion, I didn't notice that second one was out of focus. And the problem with the adapter is that i can't find it here in my country so need to order it again from B&H and it's just a long process.
    Well thank you all for the comments, so far i think i have to get modeling lights with more wattage until i buy the adapter.
     
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    What kind of strobes are they?
     
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    What country are you in?
     

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