A&P My first shoot with off-camera lighting. C&C

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  1. Jbrown

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    My first shoot with off-camera lighting. C&C *NWSish*

    Alright these are still pretty raw. I use my 285 with umbrella, and 2 Excalibur 1600s with brellas, one low, one on other side.

    My first time ever shooting with something more than an on camera flash, and first time in a studio. :hs:



    C&C the pics , just don't comment on the model, not really necessary. :)


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    How many pairs of underware is that, I don;t really know what to say, lighting looks good?...?
     
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    Equipment is doing it's job. You need to work on your composition.

    For the closeups, try make her eyes more lit up.
     
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    Yeah, I know this for sure :hs: also like I said I need to do some smoothing, and lighten up under eyes.

    I just suck at photoshop :(
     
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    Bring the brellas closer to her face, or open up your aperture.

    Get it right on camera, which will leave less work in the digi darkroom.
     
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    Will try next time
     
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    Updated first post.
     
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    is that your girlfriend?
     
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    Ex, just friends now.
     
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    pretty good work for a first shoot
     
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    i have a crush on your model
     
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    bump?
     
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    Pics of light setup? Those are always nice.
     
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    I wanted to, but studio was tiny, couldnt get it in a shot :hs:
     
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    Studio meaning you live in a studio? Or you guys went to a studio?
     
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    well done
     
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    went to a small one
     
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    the lighting looks random, and thats the part you should be playing with. it looks like you placed the lights on either end of her and then spent a half hour telling her to make some zany poses. theres random little shadows here and there that turn a "cooky" picture into something fairly boring. i think the key is to sit down before the shoot and envision exactly what you want the picture to be. worry less about her poses and more about the look you want.

    and not to be a dick but the 2nd (or 5th?) picture just looks like an excuse to get her shirt off. i dont find it particularly interesting and it took me a moment to even notice she was wearing multiple pairs of underwear. probably because they were almost cut off by the picture.
     
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    Not case at all, the original plan was to do underwear thing, just didnt work out as planned. She didn't even bring any clothes to shoot in lol. She's a close friend of mine, and yes I know I suck at posing. I did mess with lights, it was the first time ever even using them. The 2 excaliburs were not my lights, they came with studio.


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    After you get your fill of playing with the umbrella, move onto restricted light and hard light.
    Your model would be better lit that way.

    Using your underwear shot, since you chose something unusual (multiple pairs) show that with lighting.

    instead of a single diffuse, gridspot her face, and snoot her panties.
    her midsection should be about a stop less.

    for the the background throw a snooted full blue gel up.
    keep it clean white as you've done, but feather the light falloff evenly around her. I don't know if you meant to do the gradient falloff or not, but if you did, put it on both sides.
    finally throw a snooted light onto the back of her head.

    Give that a try & post up when you do.
     
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    haha not trying to bum you out, just giving you my honest opinion. maybe it sounds harsh but i really enjoy it when people ream my photos.

    i also don't like that there are hardly any shadows on her but one giant gradient in the background. maybe next time throw some more light on it? or was that the look you were going for?
     
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    I didn't know BG was doing that. Couldn't tell in tiny LCD :hs:
     
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    Alright. Will know what to do next time :)
     

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