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SUBJECT: MARK WOODS.
PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK WOODS, MARKWOODS.DAPORTFOLIO.COM
1/125S, F9.0, ISO 800, YN560-III 1/64 CAMERA RIGHT 7 FOOT HIGH, YN460-II 1/1 BEHIND SUBJECT.
For this style of portrait this is missing an important ingredient. It needs a little catchlight in both pupils to bring some life and sparkle. As it is it looks a little flat and lifeless.
It can be enough to use a small reflector to push some light towards the face and for the eyes to pick up the reflection of the reflector. You can add catchlights in processing quite easily with a small soft paintbrush set to white and low opacity to dot in. Good to get your lighting right in camera however.
Otherwise a worthwhile test. Did you achieve what you set out to do?
Cheers, Peter! Cheers, Paul!
Yes, you're right Paul - I'll try another with a reflector and one with a third flash to compare.
I'm pretty pleased with the results I'm getting. Things are a lot easier with my Sekonic L308S lightmeter - I feel I have a lot more control over the lighting now. Just need to remember to include things like catchlights now!
Thanks for the advice - it is much appreciated!
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