Not narcissism, necessity

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  1. Adour

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    Hi all,

    Well my long awaited off-camera lighting setup arrived today and with the wife away I was forced to model for myself... Anyway here are a couple of shots from my first foray into off-camera lighting, please feel free to comment / critique as you wish; it is always appreciated.

    Both shot with my Nikon D40 using the 18-55mm kit lens
    Cactus V2 triggers
    Lumopro Flash with white shoot though umbrella about 3-4 feet from subject.

    LJ

    1. 1/30 f5.6 pp in ps
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    2. 1/13 f5.6 pp in ps
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    i like #2 a lot however i think the hazy, grey look detracts from the picture. im assuming that is from the post processing? some more contrast would help the shadows pop a bit more adding to the cool shadows you already have
     
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    Thank you,

    yes the effect you are talking about is from post, it does have the effect of lightening the blacks.

    I am working with it as a style as it is a bit different and works with a range of different shots, I am hoping it will grow on you!

    LJ
     
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    What is your lighting setup?
     
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    I think I like that a little more. I really like the wide images though vs the square ones. So it could all just be my personal opinion.
     
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    agreed^^
     
  7. Adour

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    Thank you all for your replies,

    I think you might be right on the crop, I have plenty of space to expand the original out to the left and I think I may do that.

    As for the lighting setup, it is one strobe about 70 degrees left of camera and approx 3 feet away and on the same level, set to 1/8 power, I had plenty of ambient and the walls reflect well so 1/30 was fine for a sharp shoot. ISO 200, which i forgot to mention in the OP.

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