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A shot from yesterdays hair shoot with Yvonne and Jen.

Taken using a Beauty Dish and Lastolite Kickerlite with silver reflector inside the Kickerlite

Background is a Lastolite Hi-Lite 6x7' using 2x 400w Lumin8 Strobes.

Constructive criticism welcome

Thanks for looking

Iain

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-200mm AF-S Nikkor f2.8G ED VR II Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Jen
Username:Iain_C Iain_C
Uploaded:9 Jan 2011 - 3:23 PM
Tags:Fashion, Flash / lighting, Portraits / people
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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 3:48 PM

Good portrait. A

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 3:49 PM


Quote: Good portrait. A

Thank you Arthur Smile

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debu
debu  4 India
9 Jan 2011 - 3:52 PM

Lovely image.
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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 3:53 PM


Quote: Lovely image.
debu

Thanks Debu Smile

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digital_boi
9 Jan 2011 - 4:08 PM

nice one indeed click

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PauloNascimentoPhotography

great lighting and pose, well done!
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Iain_C
Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 4:21 PM

Thanks Guys Grin

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tomcat606
tomcat606 e2 Member 597 forum poststomcat606 vcard
9 Jan 2011 - 4:32 PM

Hi Iain_C

Great shot’ just the sort of photography I would like to aspire too. Do you specialise in portrait. And do you find the Lastolite Hi-Lite 6x7' a good piece of kit as i have been looking at them and the Lumin8 Strobes.

Ta’ Steve

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 4:39 PM


Quote: Hi Iain_C

Great shot’ just the sort of photography I would like to aspire too. Do you specialise in portrait. And do you find the Lastolite Hi-Lite 6x7' a good piece of kit as i have been looking at them and the Lumin8 Strobes.

Ta’ Steve

Hi Steve,

Thank you for the compliment Smile
I'm still a learner myself buy yes i mostly do portrait and fashion shots in the studio.

I find the Lastolite Hilite an excelent bit of kit very portable and produces the perfect white bacground without any fuss, just make sure your background lights are around 2 stops brighter than your keylight.
I initialy bought only two Lumin8 lights but would always recomend getting the 4, Lastolite say that you can get the perfect white bacground using only one light but i find you have to turn the power up too high which spills light back onto your subject.

The kicker light is an excellent bit of kit as well but much larger than i was expecting.

Hope this helps, if you need to know anything elese just ask and you can find a list of all my kit in my "About" section.

Iain

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robert5
robert5  1381 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 - 5:17 PM

great shot well done lighting good great looking girl.just a few hints this is my thinking clone out the strap and the little mark just beneath the left ear but still a great shot

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 5:35 PM

Thanks Robert Smile

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optik
optik e2 Member 5optik vcard England
9 Jan 2011 - 7:18 PM

hi Iain, I really appreciate the info you give on your shots re the lighting,
you have some beautiful models in your portfolio,

Quote: i've been trying to teach myself photography since the start of 2009, i'm getting better... slowly.

imho you're doing good work, keep it up.
regards
mike

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2011 - 8:07 PM


Quote: Hi Iain, I really appreciate the info you give on your shots re the lighting,
you have some beautiful models in your portfolio,
Quote:i've been trying to teach myself photography since the start of 2009, i'm getting better... slowly.imho you're doing good work, keep it up.
regards
mike

Thanks a lot mike your kind comment is very much appreciated Smile

Re the lighting i put the info on because it's taken me a while to get to grips with it, hope it helps.

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GregorP
GregorP  9 Slovenia
10 Jan 2011 - 7:35 PM

Smile Lovely shot.

Gregor

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 7:37 PM


Quote: Lovely shot.

Gregor

Thanks Gregor Smile

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Robert51  6 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2011 - 10:35 PM

Hi Iain
Great portrait of a very beautiful young lady.
I have uploaded a mod doing as Robert 5 said above and also giving a soft more contrast look to the picture. Hope you like it.
Robert

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 10:33 AM


Quote: Hi Iain
Great portrait of a very beautiful young lady.
I have uploaded a mod doing as Robert 5 said above and also giving a soft more contrast look to the picture. Hope you like it.
Robert

Thank you for the mod Robert i like it, it would work really well if this was a portrait shot for a client as the softening really focuses your eye on Jens face. But in this instance the softening of the hair defeats the intended purpose of the image which is to show the hair style.

Iain

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Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
11 Jan 2011 - 6:46 PM

Stunning, just like the rest of your portfolio.

Len

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 10:46 PM


Quote: Stunning, just like the rest of your portfolio.

Len

Thanks Len Smile

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Phil1958  5272 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 11:43 AM

Stunning,

Phil

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 11:44 AM


Quote: Stunning,

Phil

Thank you Phil Smile

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TonyWatson
12 Jan 2011 - 12:47 PM

Nice portrait ~ good use of lighting
Doc

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 1:05 PM


Quote: Nice portrait ~ good use of lighting
Doc

Thanks Doc Smile

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 1:10 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Iain, the lighting looks good and there is good details and tones. For there are a couple of issues with the pose, the crease in the neck could have been helped be asking her to extend her neck upwards a little more. Not comfortable to hold for long but helps remove those creases.
The main issue for me is the area of the neck to the rhs as we look at it under the chin which has the shadow and makes her neck look wide and a little odd. This would be better pushed in using the Liquify tool and push that area in. Doing that I feel would give that area a better look in that area and help the overall look of this.
Hope this is useful critic for this image.
Regards Richard

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 1:14 PM


Quote: HI Phil the lighting looks good and there is good details and tones. For there are a couple of issues with the pose, the crease in the neck could have been helped be asking her to extend her neck upwards a little more. Not comfortable to hold for long but helps remove those creases.
The main issue for me is the area of the neck to the rhs as we look at it under the chin which has the shadow and makes her neck look wide and a little odd. This would be better pushed in using the Liquify tool and push that area in. Doing that I feel would give that area a better look in that area and help the overall look of this.
Hope this is useful critic for this image.
Regards Richard

It is Richard thank you, i'm doing some similar shots on Saturday so i will take this on board and try what you have suggested.
Thanks again Smile

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 8:55 PM

Done a good job on the creases Iain, and feel the neck line is better, but does need some more work

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2011 - 8:56 PM


Quote: Done a good job on the creases Iain, and feel the neck line is better, but does need some more work

What do you suggest?

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