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I did a shoot for an MUA today, this is her chosen promotional image, do you guys think its ok?
Im shooting again for her tomorrow so any constructive crit, hints n tips are welcome.
She wanted an image of her applying make up, but without her face showing.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:EF50mm f/1.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jul 2011 - 4:11 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Promotional photo for MUA
Username:Angi_Wallace Angi_Wallace
Uploaded:16 Jul 2011 - 10:27 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72144 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 12:00 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like this as a composition.
I think also that the decorative work is nicely illuminated, whilst the area that the mua is working on has the light feathering off, leaving the mua in low light as requested, while still being in the picture.
As an ullustrative shot, it work well.
I might try/experiment setting the key light directly over and in front of the subject as a beauty dish might be positioned, creating a more even facial light, and get the subject to hold a relector below in order to minimise any strong shadows below the chin and lighten the shadow on the lower cheeks which occurs with this light set-up.
This should also keep the mua in fairly low light.
I'm unsure about the bg, but that's a personal thing - if it's part of your design and the mua likes it, go with it.

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lobski
lobski  3 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 4:47 AM

Great composition and very lovely colour tone!

Fred Grin

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Angi_Wallace
Angi_Wallace e2 Member 6172 forum postsAngi_Wallace vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 6:06 PM


Quote: I like this as a composition.
I think also that the decorative work is nicely illuminated, whilst the area that the mua is working on has the light feathering off, leaving the mua in low light as requested, while still being in the picture.
As an ullustrative shot, it work well.
I might try/experiment setting the key light directly over and in front of the subject as a beauty dish might be positioned, creating a more even facial light, and get the subject to hold a relector below in order to minimise any strong shadows below the chin and lighten the shadow on the lower cheeks which occurs with this light set-up.
This should also keep the mua in fairly low light.
I'm unsure about the bg, but that's a personal thing - if it's part of your design and the mua likes it, go with it.

thankyou so much for taking the time to advise - much appreciated Wink

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