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I have no experience in studio photography. I also don't have right equipment. I just used one flash gun on the softbox. Could you tell me what I could do to improve the photo, please? Instead of knowledge I used intuition..Smile)

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Nov 2012 - 12:10 AM
Focal Length:24mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.9
Aperture:f/3.8
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Flashgun on softbox
White Balance:Custom
Title:pre boudoir
Username:disi disi
Uploaded:29 Nov 2012 - 7:30 AM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Portraits / people
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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11163 forum postsdudler vcard England390 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 7:53 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I think this has worked rather well, actually.

Good pose, great model, and the lighting and tones are dramatic without being OTT.

A good idea to start using one light (that's al you get outdoors, of course...) - you can add more later, to achieve specific things, but one is often enough for an amazing variety of effects. Reflection from the surroundings will usually provide some fill - though your dark-painted room has not given much.

A white sheet near the camera would fill in the deepest shadows on the model by reflecting a bit of light back - assuming that you wanted that. It's perfectly valid to have deep, blank shadows if you make that creative choice.

My only negative comment is that the model's skin looks rather too processed to me: but I am very much to the "don't tamper" end of the PS spectrum. Quite dramatic lighting tends to bring out every imperfection, so you may have specifically wanted to process extensively. My experience, though, is that what one gains in "perfection" is at the direct cost of character.

Overall, a really good start. I'll watch developments with interest!

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paulbroad
paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 8:24 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

You are asking for comment, so you would be far better putting your image into the critique section where you would get just that. Technically this is nice but I would prefer eye contact personal to make the image more intimate. Sharpness looks good, which surprises me at such a wide aperture. Can't be right - should be more like f8 or f11 with flash in a studio unless the gun is on camera and just a hot shoe unit?

The shadows suggest gun to the right. Might like just a bit more light or a fill as shadows very dark, but a nice image in general.

Paul

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