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#1 Art

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:56 AM

My sister remarried this week and of course ...  <_<  ... 

Mom asked for a portrait.  I like the way this turned out.  Not a fan of the one flash setup, still produces shadows.  But for a quick and dirty capture, I am happy  with how this turned out. The image is not cropped, just sharpened

 

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:22 AM

Very nice, Art! Very elegant photo...

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:41 AM

Art, as you said, the setup was quick and dirty.  I agree with Herman - very elegant.

 

Your options were limited.  One way that you could have got rid of the shadow would have been to have her at least 3 or 4 feet away from the background.  But the pose that you used fits her.  Option 2 would have been to have a diffuser or soft-box as close to her as possible, to make a large light source with soft light.  Even then, no guarantees.

 

My final thought is "job well done".  Elegant pose; no glare in the glasses; and no speculars in the jewelry.  :)   


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:19 PM

Very nice, Art! Very elegant photo...

 

Thank you, Herman!


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:25 PM

Art, as you said, the setup was quick and dirty.  I agree with Herman - very elegant.

 

Your options were limited.  One way that you could have got rid of the shadow would have been to have her at least 3 or 4 feet away from the background.  But the pose that you used fits her.  Option 2 would have been to have a diffuser or soft-box as close to her as possible, to make a large light source with soft light.  Even then, no guarantees.

 

My final thought is "job well done".  Elegant pose; no glare in the glasses; and no speculars in the jewelry.  :)   

 

 

Thanks, Mark.  There was no option for studio toys.  My sister and my new brother in law (great guy, I might add) chose to do this quickly. I don't think I spent 30 minutes in her house before heading off to City Hall.

I was going to bring Gary Fong, but he was AWOL.  Classic!  :rolleyes: 

Best I could muster:

Speedlite 910, used diffuser and reflector and bounced off the ceiling. I was lucky with reflections. There are minor reflections in glasses, but I dealt with them.  A very small amount, easy and quick to fix.

So, to your tastes, this is passable?


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Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:46 PM

Lovely shot Art.


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Posted 24 August 2019 - 10:54 AM

So, to your tastes, this is passable?

 

Very much so, especially given the circumstances.  :)


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 01:50 AM

Good one Art.


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:56 AM

Thanks, Bill.


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:52 PM

Nicely done Art!
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 11:44 PM

Thanks, Jim.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 04:00 PM

Well done Arturo. I agree, very elegant.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 04:38 PM

Well done Arturo. I agree, very elegant.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:58 PM

I might have dropped the camera down to about chin level ala Peter Hurley and if I had a couple VALs I might have set up a white sheet as a reflector just out of frame on camera right, but these are just niggling details. I agree with the others - elegant look.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 08:37 PM

I might have dropped the camera down to about chin level ala Peter Hurley and if I had a couple VALs I might have set up a white sheet as a reflector just out of frame on camera right, but these are just niggling details. I agree with the others - elegant look.

That's a good suggestion, thanks!  Keep it in mind for next time.


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