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Robyn 2

By franfoto
Another one of Robyn, this time in full colour. the pink in the background was created with a pink gel filter attached to one of the lights which has also resulted in pink fringing around her hair line, not so sure that this has worked but I quite like the effect with the striking pink dress.
I am experimenting a bit more with my portraits just lately, both in the studio and during processing.
Comments and critique are always welcome, good or bad, it's all considered and taken on board and I believe it's what makes us all strive to improve our photography and processing techniques.

Many thanks for taking time to view, comment and vote. Your support is always greatly appreciated.

Fran

Tags: Models Glamour Portraits and people Studio lighitng Fashion and beauty

Voters: SlowSong, Daisymaye, taggart and 31 more

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Comments


SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
12 May 2011 2:39PM
I was just thinking before I read your blurb that I like the attractive pink glow around her hair and on the curtain. Very nice styling and eyecatching image. Love the pose and good use of the curtain.
One small thing, I'm not sure if I like the black corner top right as it doesn't seem to make a statement or add anything and could be distracting.
Chris

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12 May 2011 2:46PM
Beautiful work Fran..............Sandy
franfoto Plus
8 2 32 England
12 May 2011 2:56PM

Quote:I was just thinking before I read your blurb that I like the attractive pink glow around her hair and on the curtain. Very nice styling and eyecatching image. Love the pose and good use of the curtain.
One small thing, I'm not sure if I like the black corner top right as it doesn't seem to make a statement or add anything and could be distracting.
Chris



Thanks Chris, I did wonder about that...it's where the soft box behind the model finishes, I'll have a go at cloning it out and upload the result when I get a minute. Thanks for your comment.

Fran
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
12 May 2011 3:19PM
That splash of color behind/around here makes this image sing!!!
12 May 2011 4:00PM
nice shot something about them eyes thoughGrin
12 May 2011 4:02PM
Well I am in awe.... fab. image in every way
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
12 May 2011 4:36PM
I really do think this is a beautiful portrait Fran and I could imagine editors snapping this up for an advertising project. Its eye catching and original.
Ron
12 May 2011 5:03PM
I think it works and I like it x x
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
12 May 2011 6:12PM
the model looks a bit miserable Fran and the lip makeup is a little heavy, you maybe need to gel with HER more but a good shot
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
12 May 2011 7:05PM
The vivid pink certainly makes this one stand out from the crowd!
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
12 May 2011 8:53PM
The black works well enough against her coloured dress Fran - I don't think the pink light really adds anything.
I do like the style of the shot though.
Brian.
arhb Plus
8 2.8k 68 United Kingdom
12 May 2011 10:20PM
Hi Fran - I like this, and the use of the rear gelled light. The image has an oriental feel about it.
I've done a mod which addresses 2 ideas I had whilst looking at the image;
It's worth experimenting with white balance depending on the colours and tones you have in your image - with the pink dress and rear light, I've simulated a cool white balance of 4000 ish, turning the grey bg to a soft blue which complements the pink tones. A personal choice, yes, but worth considering and experimenting with.
I think it would enhance the image if the rear gelled light were to create more of a rim light to the subject, and whilst it does this partially, could be more even and widespread. It may mean using another gelled light(s) behind the subject and camera right and/or left. I use speedlites for this and they work quite effectively. If you're metering, these need to be set closest to your target aperture for them to show up, with your key light being 1/2 - 2/3 stop lower powered. I then tweak the subject in PostP to get the overall balance right. The rim lighting would also give more depth to the image.
HTH Smile
13 May 2011 9:03AM
great work
PhillipMinnis 5 94 4 Australia
14 May 2011 3:37AM
A striking portrait image! Fantastic colours, and great composition!


Cheers

Phil
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
14 May 2011 12:43PM
A lovely image Fran with a modern feel to it, like the model and colours but the top RH corner (which has been mentioned) could be improved, overall a great presentation, well done,
Geoff xx
15 May 2011 12:56PM
What a superb shot, well captured.
Peter
15 May 2011 4:30PM
Nicely composed and taken image, but I think the position of her eyes let her appear absent-minded, or indifferent. I'm affraid I have to admit I don't think I like that...
Johanna
DerekL 10 155 24 England
16 May 2011 9:30PM
A good modern portrait image Fran.
I personally don't like the dark make-up, but it does work well in this image. However, if you are having dark lipstick make sure that all the lips are dark. At the moment, the model has licked her lips leaving a light central area. Also the whites of the eyes look unnaturally clear white. The dress is ruffled by the hands, which would have looked better with a smoother finish.
All in all, despite these minor nitpicks, a good effort.

Derek
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
19 May 2011 1:41PM
Like the expressiona and lighting Fran, for me the wide angle lens has not helped the image as it has made the forearm the most prominate part of the image and massive compared to the rest of her body.
Regards Richard
Suehh Plus
9 39 6 England
23 May 2011 7:16PM
A very striking and interesting portrait.

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