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  1. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Marge needed a new head shot for work, so we decided on a nice blue background and took this:

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    Then a quick change of outfit and makeup and we started to have fun. Here are three that we liked immediately from the session.

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    and this one was fun too:


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    Those look like they were fun to do!

    I'm curious about the focal length on the first one. It looks a little wide to me.
     
  3. Digital Matt

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    Thanks Mark.

    Shot with the Canon 85mm f/1.8, so I don't think it's too wide ;)
     
  4. Digital Matt

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    Btw, these were shot with my new Alien Bees ring flash ;)

    The head shot was done with the straight on ring flash, and for the other three, I used the ring flash with a softbox to the side of the camera. It has a nice large round softbox attachment that works great.
     
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    The 1st one looks to fake

    but the rest i like
     
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    2 is by far the best of these images! It has it all - great color, sharpness, pizzazz!

    I agree 1 (and to some extent 4) look plasticy. I always hate saying that but I think it's so easy to over-blur skin and totally wipe it out. :)

    Great color & I love the light.
     
  7. Digital Matt

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    Thanks for your comments, both of you. I'll just say what I think.

    What looks fake about it?

    Good retouching is essential for fashion photography. While some may think the retouching is too much, you may also think the same when you look in Vogue. It starts with heavy makeup, and is only embelleshed in post production, and was no different here. She wants her skin to look flawless in print. :)
     
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    it might just be me .... but.. i think the hair and the face look to plasticy

    But yes i c your point on flawless skin
     
  9. Digital Matt

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    Thanks for replying Mike. I'll certainly look at the original file again.

    Here is one more I had time for tonight. I rotated it, since it has the feel of swimming underwater.

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    Excellent. Love the vibrancy of the blue background... gorgeous colour and perfect lighting of course. Always love your work... now Marge has 'GOT TO' be a model??? What a beauty!
     
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    I guess not! It must be the combo of the straight-on light and vignetting that's not sitting right with me. I think the sheen of the straight light might also be adding to that plastic look that people are commenting on.
     
  12. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Could it be her all shadow-free features in Photo 1 that give an impression of "falseness" and "plastic" and "flatness"? I am asking ... not critisising. I know next to nothing about portrait photography and lighting for glamour or fashion shots, but the first is strikingly flat as compared to all the other photos of yourself or of your wife that you have posted so far, Matt.
     

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