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#1 TknoGeek

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:48 PM

I have been considering doing more portrait work and had an opportunity to attend a free portrait workshop. They provided a few models and makeup artist, a bit of instruction, then we had the opportunity to position lights and pose a model. (There were too many photographers for each of us to get to work with all models.)

I was going for a dramatic look, so I spot metered on her nearest cheek to have the rest of the scene fall off rapidly.

I was using a 19" ring light positioned camera left and just a bit higher than her head and angled so that little of the light fell on the backdrop.

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Processing:
1. Color correction.
2. Corrected a touch of conjunctivitis ("red eye") in her eyes.
3. A bit of a vignette.
4. A little skin softening.

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#2 geedee

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 04:53 AM

That is very nice work indeed. The ring light makes her eyes look as if someone has drilled holes in her pupils..!!  Though if looked at from a distance where that effect is lost it would be worthy of hanging on a wall, as opposed to being viewed close up as in a magazine or on a screen...?



#3 Roderick

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:18 AM

Very nice lighting but as Geedee said, the eyes look over done.  What's it look like in b&w ?



#4 David Pavlich

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 08:16 PM

Very nice except for the ring lighting.

 

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:38 PM

Thanks for the feedback, guys.
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