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Soft Light
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Copyright: Miles Herbert (captive-light) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 84 W: 22 N: 266] (1582)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-08
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 24-105 mm L IS USM, RAW
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-07 3:31
Viewed: 1820
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last weekend we ran a studio workshop with a group of photographers who wanted to learn some set ups and techniques to use in a studio setting.

For this shot we used a 5ft Octagonal Soft Box set to F8 on the right side, very close in to the model to get the soft wrap round light on her skin, raised slightly above her eye level to get the catch light in the corner of her eye.

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2011-08-07 3:36]

Hi Miles,
Superb portrait shot, the lighting couldn't be better imo, pin sharp focus on her eyes with the light sparkling in there and beautiful tones in the B&W - nice work. Best wishes

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-08-07 8:09]
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Hi Miles,
Good portrait shot,I like how your lighting set up, has highlighted her facial area & really made her eye's shine.I do have a negative though & it appears there's a smudging around her top lip to the viewers left side & when blown up a little larger, there is some noise or pixelation on her neck,not sure if this would be a problem if printing an 8 x 10 or larger size? Have removed the smudging with a WS.Sorry no WS I see you don't allow them.

Hi Miles, This really is a beautiful protrait shot, those eyes really stand out and the striped band framing her face works really well.Fiona

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  • DzULA Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 62 W: 19 N: 17] (1362)
  • [2011-08-08 6:26]

Wow! Great portrait, very sharp and detailed, great use of light, lovely shadows


Hi Miles...nice shot...her eyes look a little too sharp but I like your light and tones.


Hello Miles! What a beautifull face. Amazing eyes. Superb cut. Good exposure and capture. Excellent background. Perfect contrast and sharpness. Original portrait in BW. Regards!

Dear Miles,
sweet face, amazing eyes, nice girl, fine black and white portrait, good sharp, good quality, interesting note.

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