|Copyright: Miles Herbert (captive-light)
|Date Taken: 2010-01|
|Camera: Cannon 40D, Canon 17-85mm EFS, RAW|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds|
|Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-01-26 1:08|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Shooting for her portfolio, we wanted to do something a little different to Becci in this shoot, so we asked her give herself a Goth Style make-over, with white skin and heavy make-up to give her a little variety in her portfolio. Becci is fast becoming more and more confident, as well as being pretty good with make-up and hair, she could go a long way. |
Lighting was Elinchrom D-Lite 400's through shoot through white brollies to the front, a snoot on the grey background. Probably would have been better to have used a big softbox close in, but the shoot-throughs do nearly as good a job. All lights set to F8 and a shutter speed of 1/125 used. Taken with Andy (Toucan) down in Devon, complete with a fantastic potato salad, quiche and some very healthy do-nuts!
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- [2010-01-26 1:23]
Eye catching portrait, i loved the small detail of catch light in her eyes :)
The pose added to the Gothic look, so do the intentions of doing Goth Style make-over.
The use of non-black backdrop was a good choice, it really helps to avoid merging the black wearing of pretty Becci from the backdrop, otherwise u need to do a addition/change-in-position of light to differentiate the black :)
I guess u might have cropped very tight from the bottom of the frame, isn't it? or its just me :)
- [2010-01-26 5:36]
I like this shot! love the concept and lighting! fantastic sharpness too! well done and TFS
One of the issues with using gaussian blur as a post processing tool is that, if the pixel setting is too high, it creates "shadows" along the edges of pale skin and dark/coloured clothing or background, as we see here. It shows itself on her arms especially, at the end of each glove.
I would've loved to see this without the retouching - but as it is, it's a dramatic and provocative pose with great wardrobe and makeup and fantastic lighting.
- [2010-01-26 13:06]
Your images just keep getting better and better!
There's so much to enjoy about this image - The lighting is so even and smooth, the pose, the make-up and the sharpness are all so well done.
I also appreciate the information you provided in the notes.
Overall this is an excellent, professional image.
Nice portrait with good colours and light!