Studio portraits - CC much appreciated

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by dbrandon, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. dbrandon

    dbrandon TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pickering, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hey all,

    These are a few shots from a recent session with a friend of mine. Comments and critique are welcomed as i still have a lot to learn about lighting and posing etc :blushing:


    #1
    [​IMG]

    #2
    [​IMG]

    #3
    [​IMG]

    #4
    [​IMG]


    Thank you all in advance.
     
  2. noescape

    noescape TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wow, stalker much?
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Do you have the original of #2? I'd like to see it...
     
  3. dbrandon

    dbrandon TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pickering, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yep, the original looks like this ...

    [​IMG]
     
  4. noescape

    noescape TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2007
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wow, stalker much?
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I like that MUCH better! IMO it's the best one. :)
     
  5. Deadeye008

    Deadeye008 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Utah
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I like all of them except #3. The pose with his hands in his pockets like that looks a little wierd to me. Other than that, they are all great. Very nice job!
     
  6. dbrandon

    dbrandon TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pickering, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thank you noescape and deadeye.

    Noescape, i think i did go a little over the top with the editing on #2, and on reflection i do like the un-edited (less edited) version.

    Deadeye, i will steer clear of that pose in future ! Thanks for your kind words also :)
     
  7. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,454
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Watch those highlights on the left side of his face. I say that because this isn't high-key per se. It's just a tad overexposed. Is this a single light at subject-right? I would have opted for a rectangle or strip at subject-right, but about a half stop darker, and then a separate hair-light at subject-above-right.
     
  8. dbrandon

    dbrandon TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pickering, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thank you Max. Unfortunately i am limited by lack of equipment. You are correct, it is one light at subject-right (firing through an umbrella).

    Currently the only modifiers i have access to are 2 translucent umbrellas (small/medium size).

    The originals (straight out of camera) are not 'overexposed' in these areas (asin blown out to the point of losing data), so i'm sure with a bit more PP i could improve the exposure flaws.

    The hair light is a very good idea. While i'm limited by equipment i might try a fill card subject-left and move that strobe to add a bit of kick to the hair ? I havn't had enough experience to visualise what that would look like, or even if it would work, so i'll have to give it a try !

    Thanks :)
     

Share This Page