Las Vegas Portraits

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  1. rexbobcat

    rexbobcat Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I recently went to a meet up with a couple of Instagram photographers/models. It's also the first time I attempted to use the frequency separation technique of retouching.


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    A couple in natural light
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    2. One of the models donning a wonderfully stylish jacket at the shoot.
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    If anyone wants to contact her, her Instagram handle is @emblu. She's a professional model and fairly popular from the looks of it.
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    This one was interesting. It was taken with two iPhone LED lights- one for key and one for the hair light- not ideal but it was what I had to work with at the time
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    Taken with one speedlite off-camera to the right. I was on the High Roller, a large ferris wheel in Las Vegas. The pod I was in was white so I just shone the flash off the ceiling to illuminate the model. It turned out better than expected.
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  2. smoke665

    smoke665 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Interesting set. I like being able to study your different lighting choices back to back like this.
     
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    Nice variety. Some interesting subjects. Like the way you handled these.
     
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    Nicely executed set; some unique challenges, well handled.
     
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    I like the really dramatic lighting you have in #4. Gorgeous model - I love her look. Just a couple of iPhones huh? Super clever.
     
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    rexbobcat Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thank you. It was very much an exercise in experimentation. There were a lot of "Oh, neat" moments lol
     
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    rexbobcat Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks! I don't generally like harsh, direct light but I really like how this one came out.
     
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    No. 4 wins that for me. However those are great pictures!
     
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    Interesting and fun stuff.
     
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    FITBMX Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Great set, I like #4 the best.
    I use frequency separation quite often, and really like it! What did you think of it?
     
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    All of these are great. I think the lighting could be improved a bit in the last shot; it's a bit flat (but still flattering), however a little more depth and sculpting with the light would give it some more dimension.
     

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