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Gillian from my first model shoot.

By 66dougie
Pointers most welcome please.

Tags: General Portraits and people

Voters: User_Removed, Chrism8, tony64 and 3 more

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User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 3:32PM
Hi Dougie,
Pretty model. The main bit of crit from me (as you've asked for it) would be about the lighting. The light from the camera flash is very 'flat' and maybe even a tad strong. Ideally for this kind of work you need off-camera flash (that you can adjust the output of), or at least bounce the flash off a reflector, that will help add mood, contrast and texture to the image overall. It will also help you eliminate unwanted backdround shadows - or to use them creatively.


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Chrism8 11 903 21 England
30 May 2011 3:32PM
Like it, really good for your first shoot, a couple of very minor suggestions if I may,

The dress and the model is slightly over-exposed, possibly bracket next time or if you've used fill in flash, reduce the output, the area below and behind the hem-line is slightly distracting, almost impossible to clone out, was their another set of windows nearby with a plain block b/g ?


66dougie 11 15 Scotland
30 May 2011 6:28PM
Thanks guys, I never noticed the shadows off the pillars until mentioned. I used the flash on full instead of say quarter. Her dress in fact was acting as a reflector in most cases and was pretty difficult to take a reading on.
Thanks for your comments, I've jotted them down for the next time. Grin

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