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Used a single square softbox almost on the floor with model looking over. Desaturated colours on clothing and removed skin blemishes. What do you think of the lighting and pose? Not sure about the shadows on the face.

Camera:Hasselblad H1
Lens:2.8/80
Recording media:ISO100
Title:Dragana #4
Username:stevekhart stevekhart
Uploaded:12 Nov 2006 - 9:50 PM
Tags:Fashion, Portrait, Portraits / people
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evap
evap  9223 forum posts England
12 Nov 2006 - 10:10 PM

I like this shot, the shadows on the face dont bother me, the slight blemish abouve her lip does a bit, but then I dont suppose you would want a 100% perfect model - wouldnt look right.

Simon

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Klearose
Klearose  7 United States
12 Nov 2006 - 10:11 PM

This picture is quite good. I think the lighting is quite effective. the only thing im not fond of is the square light reflections in the eyes.
Rose

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ian walker
12 Nov 2006 - 10:12 PM

dont like the highlights in the eyes or on the lip

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214406 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2006 - 10:29 PM

Steve like this very much, I would not worry to much about the highlights in the eyes.

Softboxes tend to do this any way. What I`ve now been trying is attatching two thin strips of material, one diagonal and one horizontal forming a cross.

Has the effect of turning the reflection of the softbox into that of a window, a nice bit of trickery.

I would have cropped the arms just above the elbows, or asked the sitter to maybe having the arms comming in to form a v shape. see mod. Nothing really that I can complain about, a great pic.

Paul

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stevekhart
12 Nov 2006 - 10:57 PM

Thanks for the comments and mods. Paul - that's a great idea for the softbox - something I can try out in PS first and maybe on the softbox next time.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1214406 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2006 - 11:00 PM

Steve my softbox has valcro to fasten the outer cloth, so i also attached valcro to the stips of cloth, no need for sticky tape.

Paul

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stevekhart
13 Nov 2006 - 4:56 PM

Thanks for the mod Noemi, the colour and softening look cool!

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caotiquemind
13 Nov 2006 - 8:37 PM

Ups! I forgot to put the commentary before jajaja.
It seems to me a perfect portrait, I like so much the colors and the light that you use in your photos.
You have worked sometimes for some fashionable campaign? the photos are brilliant.
Im happy that you like my vision of your photo Smile

Noe

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stevekhart
14 Nov 2006 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for the mods Guram - that's some nice skin softening you've done. Are you using a plug-in? I tend to use Kodak's Gem Airbush pro, though I hadn't used it on this one!

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shitzkit
shitzkit  10147 forum posts
15 Nov 2006 - 9:21 AM

i love the lighting you used for the face, kept the eyes nice and lit plus i love her look well done, i gave you a little mod

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stevekhart
15 Nov 2006 - 4:47 PM

Thanks for the mod Anthony - hope it didn't keep you up too late! I love those green eyes!

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Skodster
Skodster  8902 forum posts Ireland
18 Nov 2006 - 5:43 PM

Breaks some 'rules' but it is a compelling shot.

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kombizz
kombizz  9591 forum posts United States1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2006 - 4:06 PM

what a beautiful model
I think it would be better to change the place of light

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stevekhart
18 Dec 2006 - 9:07 AM

Em, thanks Kombizz - not sure I'd get the picture I wanted with it elsewhere - I've got some other pics for that! Wink

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