New Workshop! Lighting 3 | Advanced Off Camera Flash

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How could improve the picture? I used a v-flat and one soft light camera right as setup
Exif Data
  • Canon EOS 5DS
  • 50mm
  • f/4
  • 50mm
  • 1/160
  • 100

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Matthew Saville

    Very clean image, nicely done Alessandro! I think the skin tones are a bit cold for my taste, and that could improve the feeling of the image if the WB were just a touch warmer.

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    Matthew Saville

    I also notice a few wrinkles down here in the shadows.

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    Matthew Saville

    While the lighter parts of the back of her neck and ear catch a little light and stand out, her hair right here seems to be disappearing into the background entirely. I don’t know if this is intentional or not, but creatively, I think it’s tough to make it work. I might have added just the faintest bit of rim light, maybe just another flat or reflector, to put a tiny bit of light into her hair. I believe that seeing a little more of the texture in her hair might help make the portrait capture herself a little more in general.

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    • alessandro spedito

      Yes the lack of rim light was intentional, but maybe is not working as I imagined, next time I will probably add a reflector to open a bit shadows. I didn’t see the wrinkle!!!! How is possible… :p

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    Crystal Youhana

    Hi Alessandro, this is a very strong shot. The image does seam a bit on the cool side as Matthew has pointed out even though you might have been wanting a more sullen look I think a bit of warmth would not take away from the feel.  I notice in the fold of her arm it seams that she has caused a bit of the skin being stretched a bit awkwardly here. Simply having her loosen the grip and pressure would easily fix it. The light to me overall seams a bit flat. But this image is beautiful:)

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  5. alessandro spedito

    Agree with you… i noticed the arm after the shoot, and I didn’t have without :(. I wanted to give a cold tone, I’ll try to warm up a bit like you suggested, and recovering some shadows on the hair as well. thanks a lot for the useful comments

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