Portrait shots

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  1. Biscuit761

    Biscuit761
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    Have been playing with a three flash light set up plus now a silver / gold reflector. Janet is being very patient with me, and I think is actually starting to enjoy it :clap:

    Shot using three flash units, one from above looking down front, one high up zoomed in as a hairlight and the third just concentrating on the background.

    1- First with a gold reflector

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    2012-01-11 at 22-17-23 by Biscuit761, on Flickr

    2 - Then a silver reflector - much harsher light

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    2012-01-11 at 22-20-52 by Biscuit761, on Flickr

    3 - finally a black and white of the second one

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    2012-01-11 at 22-20-52 (1) by Biscuit761, on Flickr

    Bill
     
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    Bill, try using a white reflector for softer light. If you have PS or Lightroom youll be able to bleach the backgrounds a bit more.
     
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    I quite like the fact that the background is not completely white. It gives these nice depth, in my eyes. But obviously there must be some kind of rule of photography on portraits like this that I just don't follow ;)
    I think these are quite nice. I like the pose and composition :)
     
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    If its meant to be Hi Key, which the image & setup suggests, the background is usually solid white. ;)
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012

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