Another from the other night. Different look. C&C welcomed as always.

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I tend to like my pix a bit on the cooked side. Not sure if I went too far with this one.

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I love it!! How did you get this look?
spot healed blemishes
then I added a surface blur and masked just the face.
then I copied teh background and added a topaz layer and deleted it off the skin.
 

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As with the other image, the backgrounds are really not working; if it was just the boards, maybe, but the little open area kills it and I think the lighting needs work. Try something like a single gridded strobe up high to give a streetlight sort of effect; that will look a lot more appropriate for a night-time shoot. The light control is good, but it still looks like someone on a street at night illuminated by a strobe.
 
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As with the other image, the backgrounds are really not working; if it was just the boards, maybe, but the little open area kills it and I think the lighting needs work. Try something like a single gridded strobe up high to give a streetlight sort of effect; that will look a lot more appropriate for a night-time shoot. The light control is good, but it still looks like someone on a street at night illuminated by a strobe.
I only have a 7" grid. I think that would make for too narrow of a beam. I'm planning on getting a 22'' beauty dish and a grid. that might work a bit better with that idea.
 
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This is only my 4th time shooting a person. I'm still learning. Hopefully I get better with more shoots.
 

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A 22" BD & grid will make ALL the difference. Keep shooting, for only your fourth 'people' shoot, you're doing well!
 

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As with the other image, the backgrounds are really not working; if it was just the boards, maybe, but the little open area kills it and I think the lighting needs work. Try something like a single gridded strobe up high to give a streetlight sort of effect; that will look a lot more appropriate for a night-time shoot. The light control is good, but it still looks like someone on a street at night illuminated by a strobe.

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too much useless detail that attracts the eye.
and the speaker has too little definition and is too small
 
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As with the other image, the backgrounds are really not working; if it was just the boards, maybe, but the little open area kills it and I think the lighting needs work. Try something like a single gridded strobe up high to give a streetlight sort of effect; that will look a lot more appropriate for a night-time shoot. The light control is good, but it still looks like someone on a street at night illuminated by a strobe.

As with the other image, the backgrounds are really not working; if it was just the boards, maybe, but the little open area kills it and I think the lighting needs work. Try something like a single gridded strobe up high to give a streetlight sort of effect; that will look a lot more appropriate for a night-time shoot. The light control is good, but it still looks like someone on a street at night illuminated by a strobe.

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too much useless detail that attracts the eye.
and the speaker has too little definition and is too small
like this background better?


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don't mind my quick edit. Just wondering if that helps.
 

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The color/hue of the brown background is not complimentary to the color scheme of the subject. We have a classic mismatch of colors here.
 

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