I gave it my best shot..

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  1. TamiAz

    TamiAz Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Here's a picture I took today using my speedlight and umbrella. I didn't bother editing the plant out since I won't be giving it to my friend.. What do you think? How bad? Thanks.

    She has pin lights in her eyes..How do you avoid that?

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  2. KmH

    KmH In memoriam Supporting Member

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    Moved to the People Photography Gallery per new guidelines for the Beginner's Forum.

    Read the new Beginners Forum description when you get a chance.
     
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    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    pretty good
     
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    Don't use an apparently small light source. If you are using your pop-up flash to trigger the off camera speedlight you can use something like a Nikon SG-3IR IR Panel to block the visible light from the pop-up but let the IR light through so the speedlight triggers.
     
  5. TamiAz

    TamiAz Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks!! :) Now that I've actually used it..I'll be practicing more. I'm thankful my little model was patient with me.
     
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    TamiAz Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I used my wireless remote. Will I always get pin lights when using a shoot through umbrella? Thanks for the link..I didn't know they made something like that.
     
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    No. I never get pin lights with the shoot through. Maybe bringing it closer would help...
     
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    You need to look at your picture closely and try to ask yourself what could make it better.

    Note:
    how bright (and pale looking) her skin is
    how bright the background is - close to her color
    how bright the dress is - enough to pull the eye

    If you change all of those and crop to remove space that doesn't do anything, the picture looks more lush and her color look better, I think.

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    Two minor nitpicks from me. First is that shooting down at the subject diminishes and subordinates them. Shooting from the subject's eye level makes it look more appropriate in my opinion. Second is that her smile looks forced and not natural.

    I do think you did an excellent job with the exposure though, better than I could have done. I think Lew's edit looks better because it emphasizes the subject and not the background but it requires a good exposure to start with.

    The pin lights can easily be cloned out.
     
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    I like how you edited the picture..Would you mind sharing how you did it? I'm just learning how to edit pictures. Thank you!!
     
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    Get down on her level... much more attractive that way! It would have been a killer shot if you had done that! :)
     
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    What software do you use to edit?

    Lew
     

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