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Critique - Holiday (Christmas) Portraits
Its been a while since I've posted. Hope everyone is doing well. I recently took some test shots of my daughter for some Christmas portraits I'm planning and would love to get some feedback. The set up was fairly simple. I had my daughter sit about 4 feet in front of the Christmas tree. I used window light as the main and the lights on the tree for ambient. Settings are as follows:
Nikon d3200 with 50mm 1.8G
ISO 800 (highest I could get without introducing noise)
1/30 (fastest I could get without underexposing)
Keep in mind, these are test shots. We're going to try a similar set up with more formal dress so any advice prior to would be much appreciated.
Lighting on subject is cooler than the background possibly
Maybe its just too cool for my taste
Lighting is flat
The catchlights look like a window and not flashes which would explain the bluer light spilling in. The fact that you are standing between her and the window puts the light dead on. Maybe move her so the light gives more of a Rembrandt effect.
But I'm just guessing, Also I haven't calibrated my monitor in like 4 months because windows 8.1 told me to go f*** myself
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