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By Iain_C
A Portrait of my Fiancée Debbie taken while practicing with some new equipment,

In this shot I’ve asked her to look away up into the corner as she has a tendency to half close her eyes when looking into the camera as if to pre-empt the flash.

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

Background is a Lastolite Hi-Lite 6x7'

Constructive criticism welcome

Thanks for looking


Tags: Fashion Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: RonnieAG, Alan_Baseley, michaelcombe and 19 more

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michaelcombe 8 46 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2011 3:28PM
This works well Iain. You've taken time to set things up right and it's the little details that pay dividends.

Having got a lastolite hilite and studio lights last week I am also learning the ropes!

Really nice shot,


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andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
5 Jan 2011 4:26PM
A lovely portrait Iain.

Iain_C 9 2 3 Scotland
5 Jan 2011 4:26PM
Thanks Michael,

The Hi-Lite is a good bit of kit but i find it works better with two lights in it at a lowish setting otherwise you have to turn the power up quite high an it spills light back onto your subject.

Iain_C 9 2 3 Scotland
5 Jan 2011 4:27PM
Thanks Andy Smile
optik Plus
9 15 1 England
5 Jan 2011 4:35PM
Hi Iain
you are very fortunate to have such a naturally beautiful model in Debbie, good luck with your endeavors.
Iain_C 9 2 3 Scotland
5 Jan 2011 4:47PM
Thanks Mike,

And thanks for the mod,

banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3849 Canada
5 Jan 2011 5:23PM
Better if she had been looking into the lens Ian. heres a trick that works, - get her to look into the lens; tell her to blink; immediately take the shot right after the blink.

Iain_C 9 2 3 Scotland
5 Jan 2011 5:25PM
Cheers Willie

A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 4:17PM
striking portrait with excellent skin tones and eye contact.
Campbell 9 1 Scotland
13 Jan 2011 4:35PM
Nice portrait shot Iain.
Iain_C 9 2 3 Scotland
13 Jan 2011 4:36PM

Quote:Nice portrait shot Iain.

Thanks Peter Smile

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