Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by spender, Mar 3, 2009.
And before anyone says it, i know. the BLUE SHIRT. one of those little details you don't notice till you open the files in bridge.
I really like #1
I like the first but maybe a little too much dead space on the right. It is outside of the conventional grad portrait, a good thing I think. The second one he just looks like he is in pain to me.
of course he is in pain, he has to do something with his life now.
I would like to see them a touch warmer. Also a hair light would have been great as well. Since he has such dark hair it kind of fades in to the backdrop as does the black of his gown. Were there other choices for backdrops?
The very first thing I noticed in the first was the wrinkles in the backdrop
Im working with two small flashes, the light coming from his right is from a snoot that was half working as a hair light, and adding some fill. And at the time that as the only backdrop I had.
That's cool. I would like to see the same shot with the subject being light by one light (being short light by the main light was a good choice I think) and the snooted light being used just as a hair light with no spill over on to his face. Either that or perhaps firing from behind or even on the backdrop to create some separation.
I agree 100% with this. It would be more flattering on his skin making it look more even overall without the contrasty shadows falling over his right cheek and then having the sideburn area illuminated.
I would bring the strobe camera right forward a little so you get it to wrap around to just past the outer corner of his right eye, then bring the strobe camera left a little higher and focus it just on his hair.