Studio Portraits

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  1. indeedies

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    Well sort of. One of the clubs at my university threw an international fashion show and I volunteered my skills to help out. This was my first time setting up all this gear and trying it on someone else rather than my wife. I dropped an SB600 a meager 3 feet and it broke so I was limited to two flashes. I had one SB600 shooting into a 45" umbrella at the background and another camera left (and right) shooting into an umbrella at the subjects.

    Settings were ISO 1000 (I once again to check my ISO before shooting), 1/200 and somewhere between F/6.3-8.0.

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    These are very good. I feel that #1 she looks a little bit awkward, and in #2 and #3 there could be a touch more light on the faces (probably a reflector down low to lift the shadows would have helped). #4 looks excellent.

    Well done I would say, though I'm no expert at this type of shooting. I dare say that the people will be happy with the shot.
     
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    I like these!! Only comment I have is that in the 1st two, near the feet there
    seems to be a wrinkled white sheet - is that what it is? easy enough to fix.
     
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    Thanks for the comments! I know my lighting isn't the best but I'm quite pleased considering the events of the evening (I still get a bit heated when I think of my broken strobe). I'm quite confident that the club will like the images and will be able to put them to good use.

    On the first two I think those wrinkles you're refering to are from the shadows being thrown every which way.

    And the last one is my favorite of the night! He came up and I told him to look like he's in the mob. That's the first pose he did and it worked perfect! I just converted to B&W and I think I like it a bit better.

    As far as the lighting, does anyone have any suggestions? This was the most stressed I've ever been on a shoot. I'm more comfortable with natural light but it was a great learning experience!
     
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    I think they're all pretty good shots. Not sure about the white background on the first two, but it works REALLY good on the last one.
     
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    Is it the shadows? Or does it not look completely white? I didn't notice any disappating light on the background but I may be slightly biased :lol:
     

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