studio lit portrait

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  1. lauratuttle73

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    michelle, feedback would be appreciated.


     
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    I don't have much experience with studio lighting but to me it looks good. The pose could be refined but that's my opinion. Oh I think maybe a splash of light hitting the backdrop would look nice
     
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    Altho I'm not Michelle, IMO, she is way over-lit.
    Her arms and chest are brighter than her face.
    Her face has a strange blotchiness and blanched areas on her forehead and beside her nose
     
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    I'm not seeing a noticeable difference in brightness between chest and face, but I agree with Lew that she is over-lit and the lighting seems (on my less than stellar work monitor) rather flat. What was your set-up for this?
     
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    Appears you may have used two lights (?) and made her hot in spots.

    Maybe use the edge of the second one instead of dead on aim, or lower the power on it, or move the light back.
     
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    Looks pretty good.
    I'd suggest that your key light could be a bit higher though.

    Also, it looks to have been over sharpened, which shows up in her hair.
     
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    The lights are shining up they need to be shining down. (see the nose shadows pointing up)
    Use a backlight or hairlight from behind to separate her from the background.

    Work with the model to get a nice shot. She has that "would you just take it already" look on her face.

    ...as mentioned, this is quite a bit oversharpened.
     

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