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D700 studio shot

Postby Geoff_Roughton » Fri 23 Oct 2009 19:00

Quicky studio shot of one of our resident models, Leanne, shot in jpeg and a bit of PP using the 35-75mm F2.8
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Re: D700 studio shot

Postby Leen Koper » Fri 23 Oct 2009 19:28

Welcome to the forum, Geoff.
An extremely flat lighting, in this case it suits the model very well.
I'm interested in your way of lighting. You use a softbox to the right, but what kind of lighting to the right?
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Re: D700 studio shot

Postby paly » Sat 24 Oct 2009 13:34

Eyes look little blueish.
Sharpness is extremely fine.
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Re: D700 studio shot

Postby Geoff_Roughton » Sat 24 Oct 2009 19:09

Leen softbox camera left 1.5m umbrella camera right.....I like flat lighting sometimes with the right pose, model. Yes the eyes are a bit blue even on my uncalibrated PC at home....I'd PP that out for printing.
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Re: D700 studio shot

Postby Leen Koper » Sat 24 Oct 2009 19:20

I thought so, but couldnot figure it out by the reflection in the eyes.
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Re: D700 studio shot

Postby Leen Koper » Sat 24 Oct 2009 20:35

One thing came to my mind.
There are two lights in the eyes, but about fifteen years ago I was told -when I applied for Licentiateship of the BIPP- there was only one sun and thus there should be only ONE reflection in the eyes. For years I painstakingly used my retouch paint to remove a second light in the eyes. And I became quite good at it. When I went digital eight years ago, it was a lot easier and quicker to use the clone stamp to remove this reflection.

The last years I didnot care so much about removing it, but always tried to reduce its brightness by using the clone stamp on a layer and reducing the opacity. In my environmental portraits I noticed there were always a lot of other reflections in the eyes, not just one. So I adapted my style to a reduced opacity for a second light.

What is your opinion - and other members- of this forum about it?
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Re: D700 studio shot

Postby Geoff_Roughton » Sun 25 Oct 2009 16:56

Leen like you I was taught only to have one catchlight in an eye.....and to be fair for formal portraits I will clone other lights out. However its not something I feel I must do now. I tend to light subjects how I want so they look good to me....funnily enough when doing a studio shoot we use a variety of lighting and high key shots using flat lighting sell very well for us.

I think times are changing and what our clients want today is very different from just a few years ago even, but more importantly I tend to do what I want and like rather than working to the rules.
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Re: D700 studio shot

Postby Leen Koper » Sun 25 Oct 2009 17:01

Then we agree. I was just curious to know the way you look at it.
Anyone else on the forum has another opinion?
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Re: D700 studio shot

Postby paly » Mon 26 Oct 2009 09:16

There is only one sun. But each reflection can give a catchlight in the eyes. A white table in front of the model gives a catchlight in the eyes, in a place where the sun normally does not shine.

A square sun doens't exist either. (square softbox)

I don't care if there are more catchlights.
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