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Old 11-16-2018   #1
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Testing out new octobox and Rim lighting of the hair. Does the lighting look to flat? I am wondering if the lighting needs to create more contour to the face?
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Fine lighting. It looks natural, especially with that background. Highly controlled and dramatic lighting can be distracting.
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Doesn't look too flat to me. Looks well done. Nice shadows. If anything the shadow edges are too pronounced, but I'm being picky to give you something to think about. How far was the light away from her? Maybe move it in along the same line to subject and see if the edges soften or how it changes otherwise.
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Doesn't look too flat to me. Looks well done. Nice shadows. If anything the shadow edges are too pronounced, but I'm being picky to give you something to think about. How far was the light away from her? Maybe move it in along the same line to subject and see if the edges soften or how it changes otherwise.
Thank you for the cc. The lighting was at a 45 degree towards her face to try and get some light across the face to show some depth and contour in the face and not make it to flat. And a strip box at the back of her hair. I try to just kiss the hair with light and not over do it. Appreciate the cc I like the photos but some one mentioned that they looked flat so I was just curious if others thought so to. I don't think they do but I have been wrong before lol. Thanks again
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Doesn't look too flat to me. Looks well done. Nice shadows. If anything the shadow edges are too pronounced, but I'm being picky to give you something to think about. How far was the light away from her? Maybe move it in along the same line to subject and see if the edges soften or how it changes otherwise.
Thank you for the reply if I remember right the light was about 3 feet away. I usually try to put the light distant the same as the light modifier size to start with and go from there. I do use clam shell lighting and raise it higher when I want to sculpt the features in the face and then bring in a reflector from under neath. This shoot was 45 degrees from the face and a strip light along the back of hair. Thanks for the reply.
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I think your lighting looks fine. I'd be pretty happy with it if I were you.


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