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Stripes on White-ish

By cattyal  
Well I was supposed to be giving the 'studio' a mega tidy up this afternoon but having spent at least 20 minutes steaming this big chunk of white fabric I figured the least I could do was have a go with it.

Not perfect by any stretch of the imagination (both background and my toes are a bit iffy) and I'll have to work on my lighting but maybe with a bit of experimenting it'll do.

Given my current lighting setup I figure I've done reasonably well - see V2

Tags: General Self portrait Stripes Portraits and people

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6 Oct 2009 6:18PM
Great to see the set up in V2. I'm going for that one as my fav' of the two.

John Smile

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Angi_Wallace Plus
11 195 10 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2009 6:27PM
Getting better Ali, I want to see some without bags and hats though Wink
Angi
miptog 13 3.6k 62 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2009 6:40PM
Feel this works so much better against a white background.

Yes, you have done really well with the lighting set up. You probably need another light or two to properly light the background for an even white, and you probably need to be further away so that you can "blow out" the background without affecting the exposure on you.

This really is a very nice shot, and the stripes really suit.

It would be nice to see some shots in which you were wearing the hat, but tilted in such a way, that your face or part of it were in complete shadow. Adds to the mysterious "bag lady" look.
Richsr 12 91 223 England
6 Oct 2009 6:46PM
Good pose from your model and well lit too.
Regards Richard.
Scaramanga Plus
11 57 6 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2009 6:57PM
Superb pose and the stripes are fabulous.
kaybee 15 6.5k 26 Scotland
6 Oct 2009 7:07PM
What on earth are you on about your toes being iffy?


Roy
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
6 Oct 2009 7:18PM

Quote:What on earth are you on about your toes being iffy?


Roy



They're rather fuzzy round the edges - in the photo - not real life Smile

Just going to make a coffee - back very shortly.....
6 Oct 2009 7:42PM
Great shot !

Chris
blackbird 12 159 15 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2009 7:48PM
much better, and I really like mod no.3
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
6 Oct 2009 7:55PM
Back again - thank you all for your comments and excellent mods - I do like all of them Smile As usual it didn't occur to me to try mono - daft really.......

As for the background - I couldn't decide whether to hang the fabric single or double so I doubled it up which leaves not a lot on the floor. As soon as I get my act together I'll drape it in a single layer and give it another steaming. That'll mean I'l have too much trailing about the floor (it's about 7m or 8m long) but will enable me to get further away from the back - well as far as my room allows me to get! I've a couple of smaller lights that I'll add to the mix - when I've located another extension lead!

Oh Angi - no bare-faced ones yet - maybe one day but definitely not today as it was strictly a no makeup day and I do need at least an inch or two of polyfilla Smile
miptog 13 3.6k 62 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2009 8:02PM

Quote:That'll mean I'l have too much trailing about the floor (it's about 7m or 8m long) but will enable me to get further away from the back


Seem to recall that a rough rule of thumb is to be about 2 metres away, and allowing about 1 stop exposure difference from the correct exposure of the model should blow out the background. I am sure you will have a lot of fun trying. Just don't trip over the leads Smile
CSuk 9 7 33 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2009 11:19PM
I actually prefer V2 and as I said yesterday with this image style in your stripe photo's, I prefer the lighter bg.
Thanks 4 the share Smile
Misty56 11 22 1 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2009 9:03AM
not a expert on model photos but looks good to me
cattyal Plus
14 8.8k 6 England
7 Oct 2009 11:46AM
Thanks again everyone.

Sadly 2 meters away is going to push it in that room - I wonder if the neighbours would mind me knocking the wall through to their place?

I'll keep experimenting - tonight I'll unfold the fabric to single thickness and steam it again..... yay

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