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    Still working my way through 400 images from last weeks shoot. I've processed this shot with a soft focus ... interested to hear what you all think.

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    I ain't any expert Colin but I love it ... you have some great models and a natural flair for the right angles.
    Soft focus would be good for my crinkled and ageing skin

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    Re: Looking Back

    I love the hair light but I would like some more light to the eyes, possibly with a reflector. Did you use flash or hot lights ?

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    Re: Looking Back

    Hi Colin,

    Just a quicky, I think Elias has a good point on the eyes.

    My contribution, if you can call it that, is that the smile looks a little deliberate, I bet you said 'show me your teeth' or similar

    Cheers,

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    Love the soft effect ^_^

    Colin, why the main light pointed to her hair instead of the face?
    Last edited by Crovean; 30th August 2010 at 03:12 PM.

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    First of all, I want to know how this guy gets all these babes in his studio! He must have a bowl of candy in there or something!

    I like the effect, Colin. The only other thing I can see is that she has a hair across her right eye that kind of looks like maybe it shouldn't be there.

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    Re: Looking Back

    I like it, but all my shots look that soft! I thought it was normal

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    Re: Looking Back

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricko View Post
    I like it, but all my shots look that soft! I thought it was normal
    haha, great comment!!

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    Re: Looking Back

    Hi Folks,

    Thanks for that.

    The reality is that I took something like 50 or 60 shots in that set, and my only instruction to her was "do the model thing" (and she was very good at it), so it's kinda just a freeze-frame shot. The lighting was setup for a "face to the left" pose, but that's just not what she was doing that second. Oh, and that's her natural smile, which I think is nice

    In essence the face still had directional light on it, and the softbox to camera left also ended up acting like a giant hair light.

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    Re: Looking Back

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post

    My contribution, if you can call it that, is that the smile looks a little deliberate, I bet you said 'show me your teeth' or similar

    Cheers,
    I think Dave it might be something the girls of that age group have seen in magazines - my fashionista does it as well - they smile nicely, but seem to have their teeth sort of clenched a bit or something......as you know my understanding of this is limited by my 'tomboy' tendencies

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    Re: Looking Back

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Still working my way through 400 images from last weeks shoot. I've processed this shot with a soft focus ... interested to hear what you all think.

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    I love this pose and the background & the soft focus all just go perfect with her skin tones
    and this square format as well - very very nice

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