Playing with lighting - portrait for CC

enzodm

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Today I finally tested together some totally unprofessional lighting tools I have (two flashes, umbrella, reflector, two recently bought stands). Main aim was playing with hair light.
This is the result I like more.
Things I like less:
  • background is slightly uneven - it was just an open door on a dark room, but at the end of the room a window perhaps reflected part of light.
  • hair light too strong. I used an old Miranda flash driven by an optical trigger, no control on power. I attenuated it with paper towel, but I could have used more.
I did not redo because my wife' patience is limited :) .

 

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Pretty decent overall in B&W. Her shoulders are a bit square to the camera, and I wish her chin had been lifted a bit higher. Lighting is "not bad".
 

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It looks like you got what you were practicing for. Nice job. The piece of hair in her right eye kinda bothers me though.
 
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Thank you both. We always start with her posing, but results too "rigid". When we play and laugh a bit, she moves, and I like results more, but there is always some imperfection - square shoulder, hair... although her hair are more or less this way, except just after a visit to the hairdresser :)
 

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