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Old 09-06-2017   #11
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With so much "even light", the flash shadow at the legs cast onto the log is distracting. I think two flashes at 45deg may have eliminated that. (Disclaimer: From my limited knowledge & experience compared to others here).

Off topic, the chest tattoo is... unattractive. (shakes head in wonder)
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Old 09-06-2017   #12
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With so much "even light", the flash shadow at the legs
cast onto the log is distracting. I think two flashes at
45deg may have eliminated that. (Disclaimer: From my
limited knowledge & experience .......
More experience will teach you that a pair of flashes at
45 deg simply makes TWO [symmetrical] shadows altho
each is only half as dark, yet usually still too distracting.

Also, the camera is rotated to portrait format, so even
if a symmetrical pair of lights was a good idea, say for
forensic work, the whole rig of camera and lights would
be quite unwieldy !

A cheap generic foldable soft box, about 12" will feather
the shadows, reduce the weird glistening highlights, and
... acoarst ... requires a taller bracket to accommodate
added bulk [altho no noticable weight].

Considering the "stoplight red" mouth and the shadows
cast to the right, I'm prolly wrong to assume a bracket
is already involved, cuz sticking a flash in the hot shoe
and rotating the camera to vertical format will produce
those shadows. Also, the flash head ends up dead level
with the lens
, so it shines into that kid's mouth.

While the Canon 20D/40D in the OP's sig are certainly
very capable cameras, IIRC they have rather small, low
rez, playback screens. Given the preventable problems
in this image, perhaps a newer camera with larger, and
higher rez, rear monitor panel would be a useful move.
Immediate feedback is the 2nd best thing about digital
imaging, so getting a really good look at that feedback
is a very desirable upgrade.


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