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    Same lady, different time.

    Another shot of the lady in the candid snap. Bounced flash, longer focal length this time.

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    Re: Same lady, different time.

    Hi Bill,

    Looks good, but wondering it it's just a touch flat and undersaturated?

    If you're keen to experiment, try adding a levels layer (raising the black clipping point just a couple of notches, lowering the white clipping point to make her a bit brighter) - add a HSB layer and boost the saturation about 10%, and try applying an USM of around 40% @ 2 pixels, and see if you like the improvements.

    What do you think?

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    Re: Same lady, different time.

    Can't afford Photoshop Colin, so did the rough equivalent in Gimp. Definitely a big improvement. Thanks for your advice.

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    Re: Same lady, different time.

    Bill
    I like the way you have controlled the light on this portrait. Is it a single or multi flash set up
    the reason I ask is that every time I use a single on camera flash I get shadows in all the wrong places.
    john

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    Re: Same lady, different time.

    John, I used a Nikon SB600 on camera bounced off the ceiling, TTL mode.

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    Re: Same lady, different time.

    Quote Originally Posted by john w revie View Post
    ... the reason I ask is that every time I use a single on camera flash I get shadows in all the wrong places.
    John, if it helps, we had a discussion of bounce flash a while back ...

    Best Bounce Flash Angle?

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    Colin

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    Re: Same lady, different time.

    Thank for the link to the other post Colin loads of good info there
    john

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    Re: Same lady, different time.

    Quote Originally Posted by john w revie View Post
    Thank for the link to the other post Colin loads of good info there
    john
    You're welcome John

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    Re: Same lady, different time.

    breathing space above is surely more than necesary nice soft portrait! every thing here looks alright to me,except the expression the eyes need some sparkle.......literally too a catchlight! more sexy glint in the eyes would have rounded off well in this composition! backdrops should have been either totally white or cream! not half of each color the subject would love this pic of herself and treasure it for a long time,till another betters this

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    Re: Same lady, different time.

    I fully agree with what you have said Taken but this shot was as per how the lady wanted it, I believe her words were "Here! Now!".

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