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Old 02-19-2008   #11
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There is one thing you would like to consider also and that is to have just a basic foundation makeup laying around the studio. The woman has slightly more "shiny" skin than the rest which could have been fixed with a fairly simple makeupjob.

Usually more a problem with men (since they rarely wear makeup but in this case its the woman who needs it more to just soften the highlights.
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Old 02-19-2008   #12
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If you don't have a lot of room to separate your subject from the background you can do it in the lighting. Use your largest light (softbox works better than an umbrella), place it as close to the subject(s) as you can (so it falls off quickly making the background go dark), angle it 90 degrees across the subjects, and flag it off from hitting the background.

As for the posing, the last one is the one I like best. It looks natural. The middle three (to me) look like they have broken necks and can't hold their heads up.
I'll have another go soon and will try to do something different with the lighting. As for posing..... I'm winging it a bit and will watch for the "brokennecks"

I do have quite a few that are more natural and I wasn't sure what was good/bad (hence my reasons for posting).
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Old 02-19-2008   #13
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There is one thing you would like to consider also and that is to have just a basic foundation makeup laying around the studio. The woman has slightly more "shiny" skin than the rest which could have been fixed with a fairly simple makeupjob.

Usually more a problem with men (since they rarely wear makeup but in this case its the woman who needs it more to just soften the highlights.
Hubba it was only in post processing that I really noticed this! Thanks for the pointer.
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Old 02-19-2008   #14
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EOS JD, while I like the composition, I agree with the others that these images are too hot and the light too flat. Perhaps some repositioning of the lights would help. Cheers, Bill P.
Yes I see what the others are saying regards looking flat. With no room to light the backdrop I struggled to do anything more creative. but with some great advice here I'll try again.

regards being hot, this is all down to me in post processing. I'll have another go at using lightroom to tone it down a bit.

Thanks for the words.
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Old 02-19-2008   #15
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I see two issues: color and exposure. Some of these are overexposed, and I can't fix them. The color issue is different. I see a color cast. I would work with a tool such as PhotoTune's Skintune to try to get rid of the cast.

And sometimes converting to grayscale is your best bet. Check out Rense's black and white photocamel plug-in.
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The RAW images themselves are actually not over exposed. Blame me for being a little excessive in Lightroom. I'll have a go at PP again. i was looking at the histogram and trying to get as much contrast as possible but with very little white in the image I've gone overboard.

Regards colour, I did mean to make them a little on the warm side but again I've toned this down and will repost when I get a chance.

I looked at making a couple of greyscale images but with the dark background it became more of an issue creating separation between the background and the subjects.

thanks for the help.

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