My wife helping me with a portfolio project

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  1. jlykins

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    I have had this little project going for a while now. I'm doing tightly cropped face shots. Anyway, my wife was gracious enough to pose for a little bit for me last night.

    Strobist info: 1-SB900 through a softbox (lastolite ez box) camera left about 45degrees and high 1/8. Kicker/rim light is a Vivitar 283 with a HonL 1/8 grid set at 1/32. They both metered at f/4.0. Camera was a D300 with a Nikon 70-200 2.8 190mm 1/100th ISO200 f/4.5

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    Good focus. I guess it's kind of hard to miss when your that tight. I think the lighting is flattering. Except the nose shadow and edge of mouth. I like the idea though.

    I'm jealous of your glass by the way. I want that lens!!!

    What wireless lighting system are you using? I've been looking around and picking brains.
     
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    Thanks. I am using Pocket Wizards to trigger everything. I like the Nikon 70-200 2.8 for most things(sports, etc.) but honestly for portraits I prefer my Tamron 70-200 2.8. The AF is slower, but if focuses closer, and I think it's sharper. Here are a few more from my project, all done with the Tamron:

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    Second picture down from the second group is an awesome picture! There seems to be a lot of emotion in that one! It looks like he's trying to tell you a story just from that picture!

    All of them are nice however. Keep it up!

    Josh
     
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    the lighting on the first three is almost from same angle....however it does not make any difference, since the subjects u chose are worthy to be photographed....i liked the lighting on ur wife face with a kicker from right.

    the fourth a little diagonal is super compo....moreover the special thing is tight cropping and that is the essence. tfs.
     

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