Spring Session

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  1. SpeedTrap

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    Here are a few from a recent Spring Hair Photoshoot,
    There are my favorite 3 posed out of the bunch.
    As Always C&C Welcome.

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well done.
     
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    Love them. There are so soft and fresh. Great work!
     
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    Wow - only 2 comments? I had to go back looking for this post as I remembered the images and wanted to see them again. Hope this byump lets more people see these fab shots!
     
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    Very Well done and interesting! Nice lighting!
     
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    As shots of the model, pretty darn good.

    As for the hair, I'd say you really missed the mark with the lighting. It's much too flat and it makes the hair look flat. If there's anything you really need to nail in a hair shoot, it's dimension.
     
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    I'm curious: Why a white background when the model is wearing a white dress? I think a strongly contrasting background (or change of dress) using a rich blue, green, or red, with a hairlight might have taken these from really good to ****ing outstanding...
     
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    Way better than I could do. :) (they look great to me) I see the points made by Alpha and tired, so I'm glad they said it, but it never would have occurred to me until they did.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think that would have put more emphasis on the dress, which isn't what this shoot is going for.

    When shooting a portrait, you often want to 'key' the wardrobe to the background because that puts more emphasis on the face of the subject. (highest area of contrast). In this case, the wardrobe and even the makeup, looked to be keyed to the background, putting the emphasis on the hair...where it's meant to be.
    Try blurring your eyes and take a quick look at them....the hair (and maybe the belt) are the areas of greatest contrast and thus attract the viewer's eye.

    I also agree with Alpha that the light on the hair is little too flat, or at least that it could benefit from lighting that gives it more dimension (and more POP).
     
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    Thanks for the feedback,
    This was shot on white with a white dress because it was a spring showcase and was to look clean and crisp, we did not want to detract from the hair too much.

    I agree looking at these that these could use a bit more “pop” to the hair and I may go back in and see if I can bring it up a bit in post.

    Thanks again for all the feedback.
     
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    I love that I keep seeing such great work from people that are local to me.
     
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    Superb. I like the third the best; the skin tones look just right to me. Fantastic, even lighting.

    And speaking of which, how'd you light this?
     

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