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    Researching Backgrounds with Fashionista

    Hi everyone
    apologies for my absence... life & stuff really..
    Anyway it is nearly Debutante Day here again, so I have been out scouting locations... I want to have a 'solid green' background up my sleeve, in case the day (June 1) is grey - happy for the light on a non sunny day - but want to limit or exclude a grey sky from the photos

    I also want it to be somewhere where 7 young ladies - overly excited can get to with their partners & not trip over their high heels!

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    Researching Backgrounds with Fashionista

    Researching Backgrounds with Fashionista

    Researching Backgrounds with Fashionista

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    Re: Researching Backgrounds with Fashionista

    Hi Kay,

    The lighting looks great, but I'm not sure what you've done to the skin on the first one -- looks very "plastic" (and a wee bit of it on the 3rd one)

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    Re: Researching Backgrounds with Fashionista

    Thanks Colin
    Hmm I see what you mean, I was trying for an autumn type processing to match the background - but it's sort of pink/peachy rather than warm.
    I have another place to visit this week, shall try again!

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    Re: Researching Backgrounds with Fashionista

    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    Thanks Colin
    Hmm I see what you mean, I was trying for an autumn type processing to match the background - but it's sort of pink/peachy rather than warm.
    I have another place to visit this week, shall try again!
    Hi Kay,

    It was more the processing applied to the texture of the skin that I was meaning. I tried pushing / pulling the levels a bit to see if it was a levels thing but I couldn't make any difference.

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    Re: Researching Backgrounds with Fashionista

    Thankyou for trying! - not sure what I've done... Thankfully she will come out again, so that's good

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    Re: Researching Backgrounds with Fashionista

    The break in the leaves in the background of shot 3 creates a distracting high-contrast area. Other than that, the backlight that gap provides rims her hair beautifully, and I think the subject stands out best against the dark green.

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    Re: Researching Backgrounds with Fashionista

    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
    Thankyou for trying! - not sure what I've done... Thankfully she will come out again, so that's good
    Do you want to flick me one of the RAW files and I'll take a look?

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    Re: Researching Backgrounds with Fashionista

    Thanks Colin, I need to take her out again to another venue, so we will see how that goes.

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