How am I going part 2
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    How am I going part 2

    by DJT » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:41 pm

    OK the kids volunteered to help out their dad on the weekend.
    Hopefully these are an improvement on my first effort

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    & 1 taken by my daughter
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    by Big Pix » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:27 pm

    your light is a bit high..... shadows above eyes, under nose, with the 3 of the pixs..... the first 2 are heading in the right direction........ move the light more to the right, same hight as the first pix and add a white reflector
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    by Dug » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:47 am

    would it hurt your feelings if I said I liked #4 the best !

    Good work Perri nice shot :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Strong lighting like that suits a male face more than a young female face, I would try a softer light for the kids. No more than 1/2 a stop between the main and fill light and get the umbrella as close as possible to the subject.

    how many lights and umbrellas do you have ?

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    by DJT » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:47 am

    Thanks for the comments guys.

    BP after looking at the photos on the comp I realized my lighting was set to high, when you say move light to right I assume (hope) you mean bring it around towards the front of the model :? I was using a white reflector, perhaps it wasn't close enough or I wasn't using enough power.

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    At the moment I only have the 1 light and an SB800. I just need to get a short male to male PC sync cord so that I can use both of my ebay flash triggers then I will have 2 lights and I have 2 shoot through brollies (1big, 1 small) and 2 5in1 reflectors (1 large & 1 small).

    So looks like with the next sitting I set my light lower & closer.

    Thanks again guys
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    by Dug » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:34 am

    the reflector only reflects so more power is not the solution! :lol:

    if you use a reflector it needs to be as close as possible to the subject just out of the frame is usually the right distance.

    If you have space to store it buy a big sheet of white poly foam ( they are used for insulation and are about 6ft long and 3 ft wide). they make great reflectors and give a nice soft light. They don't hurt if they fall on people either :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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