Discussion in 'People Photography' started by SoulfulRecover, Oct 18, 2015.
Very nice lady that I got to shoot this past weekend:
Love the first and last one. The light has some nice depth and sculpts her features well.
Agree; nicely lit. Good set.
Thank you guys! #3 is hands down my favorite. #2 I had to bring up the shadows a lot in post in the eye area because they were so dark even with the reflector. Im guessing the angle of reflection was off but I did what I could in post. She seemed very pleased with them and Im glad she wanted them in B&W. There were some make up issues noticeable in #2 as well. Her foundation got brushed up along her side burn and ear lobe so the color did not match/look natural in that area. very bronze/warm and Im not sure how I could have fixed that haha
Shots 1 and 2 demonstrate an interesting difference in lighting on so-called facial flaws (I dislike that terms, but that's what the term is...), like the bump on her nose. the 'secret' is always to light the flaw...in shot #1 the bump area on her nose is closest to the light and it is "lighted", whereas in #2, the bump is away from the light, and the shadow makes it reveal more. Shot #3, also my favorite, has pretty much equal light on the nose on both sides, and it maximizes her features nicely!
It's amazing how high-rez your new camera is!!!
Its amazing how much detail you see now. I tried editing a file from the D300 (the black and white chest/shoulders shot on Instagram) and couldn't believe how low of detail it was haha
the bottom catch light in the eyes is bothering me a bit, but lovely overall.
Any particular reason why?
Do you dodge and burn when you edit? This is completely based off of personal taste, but you could even out her skin tone a little bit by doing some careful dodging on certain areas of the skin.
No I don't. Ive tried in the past but Im not that great at it.
They are as bright as the "natural" ones from above, but the lightening pattern doesn't seem to match
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