Am I doing it right ?

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  1. kc4sox

    kc4sox TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I think I'm getting the hang of OCF

    Photo 1:
    Canon 600ex-rt camera right shoot thru umbrella HSS
    ISO 100 75mm f/4.0 1/1000

    Photo 2:
    Canon 600ex-rt camera left shoot thru umbrella HSS
    ISO 100 70mm f/2.8 1/2500

    Photo 3:
    Canon 600ex-rt slightly above eye models eye level and on axis
    ISO 100 75mm f/2.8 1/640


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  2. pjaye

    pjaye TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    The biggest issue in these isn't the light, it looks like you missed focus in all of them. Especially the last one. Her eyes are not sharp at all.
     
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    robbins.photo Yup, It's The Zoo Guy Supporting Member

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    Try setting your cameras af system to use only one focal point rather than allowing it to chose from a multitude of points, then place that on your subjects eye.

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    You can try to do some selective sharpening of the eyes since they aren't totally oof. I tried a very quick edit to sharpen the eyes on your 2nd shot. I think it is a bit of an improvement.

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    Impossible to overstate this!!!

    Your lighting isn't bad at all; a couple of thoughts for potential improvement. Move the key light around so that it creates a 'catchlight'; that little glint that you have in #s1 and 3, but not 2, and consider the purchase of a modifier; even just an inexpensive reflecting umbrella to increase the size of your light source. This will provide a softer light, gentler shadow transition and larger catchlights.
     

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