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Old 03-15-2009, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Managed to shoot a few last night, comments / critiques always welcome.





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Re: Shadows and curves
Old 03-16-2009, 09:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the idea very much. But my first response was that you burned out the highlight. I realize now that was "an artistic choice" - and I'm not being catty or sarcastic in saying that. You chose to overexpose the high point of each figure. I'm curious about your thinking. I "feel" that the images would be better without quite so strong a highlight. But then again, I don't have any "creds" at this.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for the reply, no sarcasm noted. I had a couple others where the highlight wasn't there but they looked kinda flat. I really want to get a grid spot for my lights. Not sure if it would have make them any better/worse, but maybe have a bit more control over the light. The wife really likes these so it shouldn't be too hard to shoot this again in the future.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What were you using as the source? It seems quite nearly a focused spot.
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Re: Shadows and curves
Old 03-17-2009, 06:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Used a single strobe with a snoot attached. The snoot is a fixed tube so there is no adjustment but it does have a decent spot to it. They make an adjustable snoot for it, just haven't gotten one yet.
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Re: Shadows and curves
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It seems that the light is so tightly focused that too little of the models body is illuminated causing the form of the model to be obscured in the shadows. To me... the transition between shadow and highlight is very harsh.

I'm still having a bit of problems getting photos posted properly... but see one of mine at: http://www.garageglamour.com/forums/...oy-shorts.html

Mine might be a bit over lit compared to what you were going for... maybe somewhere in between would work better.

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I just recently did my first figure shoot and had a bit of a learning curve with that! It's harder than it looks... ok so we'll just use one light... oh that's easy.. ok.. s#!t that doesn't look right.. ok how about.. wtf.. ok...

I think this style depends a lot on knowing angle of incidence and what light modifier you use/distance from the model/etc. For the shot below I used a strip box and we really took our time and tweaked the pose.
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