trying out my new alienbee

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  1. JimmyJaceyMom

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    I haev a very daring client who let me play with my new light for her daughters third session with me. I must say I love my new alienbee!!!! I love the catchlights (when I get them in the right place!) and I love the ease of post processing! I literally hardly have to touch them, some cropping and sharpening to taste and I'm DONE! I had over 45 final images to show but I of course still have lots to learn about studio and will continue to try and improve. Here are a few.



    1. the light is too harsh on her right side there. She was actually supposed to stand further back than this and wasn't cooperating but I couldn't pass up this look. With no time to move the light around and get it right I just shot it. Sometimes and expression makes the picture more than having everything technically correct. ;)
     
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    Awesome results!
     
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    Nice job! Really like the second one.
     
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    Awesome results. Too bad she wasn't in the proper spot on #1 it is a really cute one and I love how her feet reflect.
     
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    well, it looks like it works, but they all feel just a tad hot for my tastes. just an opinion
     
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    great shots but yea the lighting is harsh.
     
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    nice
     
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    I think they're beautiful. The lighting doesn't bother me at all! Great shots! My personal fave is the second shot! Those eyes are amazing, and I love the little bubbles around his mouth! If that doesn't say "baby", than nothing does!
     
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    Yea...the light does not bother me either...I think they are bright and happy. The way a child's picture are supposed to be. Great Shots!!!
     
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    Thanks everyone for the compliments and opinions. This was only the second try with these and I still have a lot of learning to do as far as placement and how strong the lights need to be and all that but for only my second try with them I was for the most part pleased with the turnout.

    If anyone that has experience with studio lighting has tips for me please share! :)
     
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    You mean too bright? It's not harsh at all. There's no hard shadows. It's nice and soft. The first is over exposed, but the others look about right.
     
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    I think they're beautiful. You learn quick, huh? What are you using for a backdrop on #1 and what is she standing on that reflects her feet so beautifully?
     

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