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Promotional photo for MUA

By Angi_Wallace    
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.

Tags: Photo journalism Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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arhb Plus
9 3.2k 68 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 12:00AM
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 5 2 1 Philippines
17 Jul 2011 4:47AM
Great composition and very lovely colour tone!

Fred Grin
Angi_Wallace 8 172 10 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2011 6:06PM

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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