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night gore and gothics Iv "prime crop"

night gore and gothics Iv
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Copyright: denis arseno (atomas59) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 746 N: 637] (3826)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-28
Categories: Mood, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D7000 with MB-D11 Multi, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Golden moments, Photos that I would love to be mine [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-02 22:34
Viewed: 4046
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The full version

This time, I did something that I rarely do...crop from a full frame.

When you start serving good wine, you can't go back to less quality wise one..)) Not unless everybody is drunk..)) And as I really like my previous post, couldn't decide what to present next. So I decide to go with a variation of a same pose.

Working with 7 other photographer on location, didn't make my job any easier..on some shot, I've got a few raised arm appearing in the image..:( One of the good one, add to cut off, one of the model's finger. Well good for archieves..

Anyway, when I finally got a chance to get the model for me alone, I first pose her, and a certain angle, like were I want the shoulders, or hips rotation, and then I just let the model move around that pose, here, I'm asking her, to look into the light. I could also, ask her to relaxe her hands and so on.

This time it's a small on flash, softbox. Raise just a "little" 3 inches over her head, but not in an angled position. Parallele to the wall. And here's the reason why.

By doing so, the light don't get disperse all over, the speedlight is at maybe 4 feet from the subject.
You now can play with your ratio.

If you expose for the face, at 4 feet it will get the right amount of flash burst, to render it right, the hips on it's part is at 6 feet from the flash, so less light, so will get darker. Transition is smooth cause of the diffusion of the softbox. If I would have used an unbrella, it would be more difficult to achieve, cause the reflective surface is larger, so kind of speak, more confine if you're using a softbox. Works the same with the background getting less lights at small distances.

Now why position the small softbox, just a few inches above her head, well to created shadows, where I want them to be. First it light up the of the hair, then gives you very faint under the eyebrows, give the eyes that 3d dimention. Under the nose, the shadow surface will have increase a bit more, and will underline the nose and give it shape. Under the chin, the shadow area start to spill drasticly.

The rest you know...second flash on camera, angled at 45 degrees, toward the ceiling "this is important" at 1 stop and half under (-1.5 Ev)

samansarraf, mesquens1, muhammadtariq, Teresat, shelbeesmom, chrisJ has marked this note useful
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Hi dear Denis,
This is a nice shot and I like its composition.
Thank you for sharing

I love this photo
just perfect

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-02-03 1:44]

Creepy...but a good portrait

You got that everyone is reticent with gothic pictures which sometimes you publishes.
What everyone would like to see the beautiful model is showing a half-hidden beauty. WOW, what eyes...
Overdue it, is a very nice picture, produced with undeniable talent and good theoretical foundations.

Another excellent shot, Denis.
This one just jumps out of the screen. It's great to see an image that actually fills the screen too.

Great details, and perfect light/exposure.



Olá denis
Very intense close-up---I like her eyes movement...she is from another world or wish herself anither world.
this is a fantastic serie....a fantastic play.
It has a great impact and the quality is very appealing.
Photos with no time.
Um abraço

WOW! You are stretching out there and doing some REALLY cool stuff!! Love the super close crop here and all the DRAMA! Super shot, love the splashes of red in an otherwise BW shot!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-02-17 1:36]

Hi Denis

I think this is the strongest shot in the series because of the very effective tight framing, with no part of the screen wasted. Good sharpness & color, with excellent reflections in the eyes. The strong graphism suits the Gothic theme too. Tfs!

Dear Atomas59,
fine face, fine paint, nice eyes, superb portrait, good quality, very interesting info.
Thanx for sharing.

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