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Hired a studio for 2 hours plus makeup by the time we set up and m/up was done we had 55 minutes to shoot, don't think
we did too bad, I wanted to try a rim light technique with 2 long softboxes behind pointing towards Sophie at 45 degree
angle and facelight was a beauty dish with honeycomb above and slightly to the right of shooting position.

Brand:Canon 5Dmk2
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Sophie
Username:paulashby paulashby
Uploaded:1 Aug 2011 - 2:33 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Portraits / people
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franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 4:09 PM

Lovely lighting, tones and great eyes.

Fran

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 4:16 PM

Like the pose, contact and smile but think I would reduce the exposure - some of the skin areas (Eg. left and left upper arm) are a bit bright and slightly burnt out. I think a couple of stops down might have improved the effect of the rim lighting. I am not an expert on this stuff but that is my humble opinion. Have you tried taking it down in software to see what happens? A

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paulashby
paulashby  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 5:03 PM

Must admit I underexposed the lighting by about 1.5 stops and it was very dark, so I thought I'd liven it up a bit in P/shop but see what you mean it has kind of lost the effect I was going for, will have a look at a few of the others to see what can be done, thanks for the comment and yours franfoto

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Aggers
Aggers  5 Guernsey1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 6:04 PM

Your attention to detail certainly paid off, lovely portrait.
Dave

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72359 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 6:23 PM

Rim lighting looks fine - it even looks okay when it's intentionally burned out, if that's the look that you want.
I have experienced similar occasions with MUA taking 2.5hrs but luckily that was a location so I wasn't paying studio time.
I think it's a great shot - the rimlighting lifts the subject off the dark bg which gives the image more depth.

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paulashby
paulashby  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2011 - 9:55 PM

Thanks arhb just checked more of your stuff and very impressed with it, you have some stunning images here, and thanks also Dave for your comment.

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72359 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
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Thanks Paul Smile
My suggestion to you would be to buy a manequin from ebay, that will enable you to experiment with lighting set-ups. It's a lot cheaper than using models/mua's etc while your playing. Then, once you have a couple of light set-ups that you like, go to the studio, use a model with some experience with posing - pay if necessary, and use the mua - you'll get some great results.
Best of luck Smile

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