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Old 02-22-2007, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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All opinions welcome and appreciated. Thank you!
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Re: New to Glamour Photography, looking for C&C
Old 02-22-2007, 10:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The lighting is a little to harsh for my taste. Its okay to put one half of the face in shadow, but you should leave the eye on the right in full shadow, not in half shadow as it makes that eye look odd. I would not crop off the top of the head. If you're going to do head cropping, you usually do it because you want to zero in completely on the face. Need catch light in the eye. Pink thing on blouse doesn't work with the composition in my view. Two odd white speculars on either side of the V of the blouse should be cloned out as they just distract.

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Re: New to Glamour Photography, looking for C&C
Old 02-22-2007, 10:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Very good points! Thank you for your comments
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As far as controlling the harsh lighting, I had the strobe turned all the way down, using a 36 x 24 softbox placed about 2 - 3 feet from the model. Exposure 1/30 f/5.6 ISO200. Any suggestions for making the light any softer?
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Try adjusting the settings on the camera. If digital you should find a setting adjustment to "optimize" the image ie: normal, vivid, soft, softer, sharp, landscape, direct print, portrait, custom. Play around with different settings till you find what works best.

As far as MO of the shot, the bg could use smoothing just a tad as well as the skin. As well the image seems to lack POP so some contrast adjustment would help. I myself would have removed the necklace as well as it too is a distraction. I'm not fond of the facial expression with her eyes somewhat down, maybe a straight on look or even up to the left (her right) slightly, would work better.

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Old 03-08-2007, 05:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I love Rembrandt lighting and use it for portraits. But it's not glamour. Glamour is a cross between portraiture and beauty. Try using butterfly lighting or loop lighting and see what you get. You can use Rembrandt lighting, I do, but your ratios need to be smaller.

After a while, if you're anything like me, you'll get bored of glam and want to go go back to doing creating more mood and depth - but it can be fun!
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Re: New to Glamour Photography, looking for C&C
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The bigger question I ask everyone who posts their "new to glamour" image is the same, why do you consider this to be a glamour shot? What about this image is glamourous to you? I don't consider it to be glam - but that's just my opinion, which really doesn't matter all that much - however, I would venture to say that this does not meet any conventional definition of glamour photography. It's a great photo. You pushed the limits of dynamic range while still maintaining details in the shadows and highlights, etc., etc, but it's not, to my way of thinking, glamour. So I ask you, why do you think it is?

Like ever form of photography, we first have to start with the conceptualization.
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Re: New to Glamour Photography, looking for C&C
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As far as controlling the harsh lighting, I had the strobe turned all the way down, using a 36 x 24 softbox placed about 2 - 3 feet from the model. Exposure 1/30 f/5.6 ISO200. Any suggestions for making the light any softer?
move the light closer to the model.
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Sadly, that was my first attempt at glamour..and I agree...its not very glamourous I like alot of shadow so I didn't try butterfly lighting but have since taken a second stab at things with this shot


Would it be considered Glamour? I think it could go either way for this one. I have a VERY long way to go until I will be happy with the portrait / glamour work I produce so I appreciate all the input good and bad.
Thanks for your comments and your time
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