Originally Posted by TomRobin
Beauiful model, potentially good setting, but photo is severely underexposed. A simple adjustment using levels, for instance, makes a world of difference.
The other problem is the shadow on the background, Is it from an on camera flash or spotlight?
Tom, the flash was off camera, I don't have a production crew to help with reflectors or fill cards so I just live with the shadows. I did move around to reduce the shadows as much as possible, but some times it becomes more work than it's worth.
This was taken at 10:44 pm. The only lights was from the little light behind her and from the apartments above her, and my flash. I liked the mood of the lighting but cutting down the flashes power caused the shutter speed to get out of sync.
The photo I posted was at +1 stop.
This one was at +2 stops, you may like it better, but it's not the mood or look I was trying to get.
I may go back and reshoot with out flash, use my 50mm/1.2 lens to see if I can get it that way.
The big problems I have been getting is pixelation and noise and some wierd color shifts. Printing from a tiff cleaned that up pretty much 100%, but you can't post a tiff. Since you didn't mention those kinds of problems can I assume I corrected that?
There were some pretty interesting shadows coming from the apartment above, but the flash totally removed them. I think if I bump up the sensetivity I may be able to get what I want from the other lens, but it may also introduce a lot of grain I don't want.