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CC Welcome. Shot this with Godox ad600 with godox p90h on camera left(parallel to the couple) with around 1/4 or 1/2 power and higher... (show more)
Exif Data
  • NIKON D750
  • 85.0 mm f/1.8
  • f/4
  • 85mm
  • 1/1600
  • 100

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  1. Matthew Saville

    Thanks for sharing this image, Dhruv! Very clean and professional lighting, well-positioned on the key light, and fantastic job on the processing of skin tones as well as the light and shadow. Loving the moody feel to it overall…

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  2. A
    Matthew Saville

    I’m not sure if it would have been possible, but I kind of feel like it’s unfortunate that the background bokeh ends so abruptly here. I wish that this background texture could have extended further down, or tapered off more slowly. Again, I’m not sure if that was possible, I understand sometimes we only have so much we can work with in terms of a backdrop…

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  3. B
    Matthew Saville

    I do think that being able to see just a faint outline of her head around this area would have helped give them shape; the fact that her head and arm truly vanish into the darkness isn’t totally a bad thing, but it could be distracting to some viewers. I’d consider adding a faint kicker / hair light from high and to the right-rear of the subjects, with a snoot or grid, with a very low power to just barely kiss some light into the scene.

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  4. C
    Matthew Saville

    I think his pose would have been just a touch more romantic if his gaze were going less towards their arms, and more towards her shoulder or cheek. So, just a slight change in the direction of his face overall.

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  5. D
    Matthew Saville

    The pose of “touching the tummy” is a bit risky, because it can seem like a maternity pose, however it does work in this scene because the hands disappear into the shadows so quickly. Still, I might consider also trying a pose where he is hugging her above her chest, and her arm is folding up to hold his forearm. Alternately, he could just put his hand on her waist.

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    • Dhruv Narang

      Thank you so much Matthew, i will take all the points of posing into consideration :) and for background actually there was no shimmer on this side(the left side) i added it via clone stamp and i know it isn’t that pretty of a job as i was not able to sample the ending. For extra light we actually had very less time to get the shoot done, around 10-15 mins for a variety of the poses and i generally also don’t use much of hair light but will keep it in mind to add it next time. Again thank you so much, really appreciate your reviews :)

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