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Old 09-13-2005, 06:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A few shots i did of my friend.
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Nice shots but the lighting is a bit off. There is no shadow detail and you've also got areas with no highlight detail. The middle shot has the most even lighting with fewest problems with blown highlights. How did you shoot these?



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light coming from windows... I don't have the EXIF off hand. Resized in photoshop, and used color channel to make it to B/W.
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Your metering is a bit off as can be seen from the blown hilights. Also no detail in the shadows. Maybe turn her face away from the window a bit and use a reflector to fill the other side. Also for the images don't have much of a variation to them so i'd try to have her change up the facial expressions or you change the angles.

 
 
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ditto on the metering but I really like the middle image.... good job.
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Well with window light, you often need a reflector to get some fill light and to even out the lighting ratio. One key for exposure is the eyes. You usually want the eyes to have visble pupils rather than just being one big black ball as you have in the examples. Evening out the light would help, but the other thing is to meter the shot with careful attention to the tonal range. You can try a gray card and the camera's histogram (if shooting digital). For a person with medium skin tones, if a test shot of the gray card (fill the frame with the card), has one spike in the center, then you're pretty close to exact exposure. I often use a black/gray/white target which gives three spikes and then you can see for sure if you are clipping either the shadows or highlights.
It may also be that your conversion to B/W may have caused part of the problem, so you might post the color versions for comparison.


This photo of Brigette illustrates eyes with good pupil defintion from the rest of the eye. Of course, since this was shot with a ring light, you also have the catchlights as a rign around the pupil.

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