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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)

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5 years 4 months ago #240 by Bruce Sprague
Shot this today with an SB-900, umbrella, and a reflector. The model held the reflector on her lap. I think it did a pretty good job removing the shadows from under the chin area. Let me know what you think.

Camera Nikon D7000
Exposure 0.167 sec (1/6)
Aperture f/1.8
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash On, Return not detected
Software Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.6 (Windows)
Exposure Program Manual


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5 years 4 months ago #241 by Michael Lamberty
Nice Portrait but 2 things maybe you got better. First of all what is about the white background stripe in front of the shoulder. And better set the Chin of your model a little bit more down so you dont look into her nose.

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Michael

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5 years 4 months ago #257 by Gregory Cazillo
Michael is right, be careful to pose the head in pleasing positions. Her chin down a bit and to the right could have been better. Its not a natural position when the shoulders are turned the other way but people get the hang of it.

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5 years 4 months ago #268 by Andrew Olson
Can I ask why you were shooting at 1/6 at f/1.8 with a flash? Seems way too slow for portraits.

Andy

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5 years 4 months ago #322 by Bruce Sprague
Thanks for the tips. Didn't notice the tilt of the head being up the way it was. The white strip in the lower frame is a chair rail molding on the wall. Didn't have a chair without a back on it so raising the model wasn't an option. I was using spot metering and allowed the meter to direct the shutter speed. Flash set in TTL.

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5 years 4 months ago #342 by Bruce Sprague
Greg,

Not that I disagree with your comments about the position of the head in order to eliminate the "up the nose" shot, but I see that perspective ignored in many professional photographers work. Look at the attached video and comment if you will on when and how this axiom should applied. Thanks again for your insights.

vimeo.com/34418829 .

Bruce

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5 years 4 months ago #343 by Gregory Cazillo
Sometimes it works for fashion but not in this instance.

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