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Early Days

By michaelcombe  
My first real attempt at high key studio photography with my new lighting studio set up.

Elemental Gemini 250W head in left hand side of the lastolite on half power, octabox / softbox to camera right on half power.

In PP I also reduced the saturation slightly to mute the colours ever so slightly.

I'm still trying to get to grips with this kind of photography as landscape and seascapes are more in my comfort zone - but I'm enjoying the challenge!

Tags: Portrait Portraiture Studio Lighting Lastolite Hilite White background High key Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: HuntedDragon, luckybry, andylea and 9 more

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andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 10:16PM
always good to try somethng out of your comfort zone really like the light wonderful detail and colour nice one Wink
mitchy81 11 1 18 England
3 Jan 2011 10:59PM
I feel you've done well here Michael. It's a section of photography I know little about, yet I feel you could of taken the picture at the same level as the child, similar level as your image 'tunnel vision'. IMO.
michaelcombe 11 46 2 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2011 11:17PM
Good point Phil, thanks. I think the look I wanted to get from this image was of the model looking up to me with the intention being a bit more sense of scale if that makes sense.

I must say, the hardest part I have found is getting people to pose naturally without giving a 'posed feel' if that makes sense!
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
3 Jan 2011 11:35PM
she looks so small and delicate.lesley
NeilWigan Plus
10 17 16 England
4 Jan 2011 12:02AM
SNAP i got a lighting set up as well and have been practising to night with my grand daughter.lovely eye capture ,pretty young lady . I was trying to creat controlled shadow portrait ,will keep at it.
Nothing quite beats a smile from a child and a very pretty one at that, she'll break a few hearts as she gets older with these lovely eyes.
Photographing people is always hard, talking is always a distraction for them, the more relaxed you are the more they will be too.

All the best,

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