2 More from Portrait Shoot


McGregNi

Link Posted 29/06/2016 - 12:14
A couple more from the garden shoot with my eldest daughter, fortunately in cooperative mood (not sure exactly what bribe was used ! ) ... Pleased with these ones in terms of the light and there's less distraction in the backgrounds .....

Pentax K7 / SMC DA18-55 AL WR / ISO 100 / F6.7 / 1/90th sec
Cactus RF60 Flash in softbox / Pentax AF-540FGZ with Powersnoot / Both Flashes with 1/2 CTO gels














This pull back shot shows the flash positioning ....




Thanks for your replies and feedback
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08tiger

Link Posted 01/07/2016 - 05:04
Nicely done, I guess you would have to set the gear up before asking her to pose?I know what short cooperative moods kids have.
C&C welcome.
Don.

MrB

Link Posted 01/07/2016 - 16:36
I think you're right about the light here, Nigel - nothing too bright in the skin tones, in my view. There are no distracting objects in the background, but I might turn down the saturation of the greens to make it more muted. Just as a matter of interest, curiosity, and understanding, do you have a reason for pushing your model close to the left of the frame?

Cheers.
Philip

McGregNi

Link Posted 01/07/2016 - 19:18
08tiger wrote:
Nicely done, I guess you would have to set the gear up before asking her to pose?I know what short cooperative moods kids have.

Thanks Don, and yes, it pays to spend the time fiddling and tweaking with all the gear well and truly before the star comes into the scene

Thanks also Philip, with Don you have really saved the day with this thread ! Yes, you're absolutely right, I have been forced into the framing by the intrusion of the wooden fencing (an extension to what you see in the last pull-back shot') . I have a very narrow 'window' through which to shoot with only the greenery in the background unfortunately, as there's a trampoline on the right as well !

I know I know, next time I should really try a twilight shoot with the Manhatten skyline in behind ... wow, I wish I could try that one day . But with lighting setup sorted (and this configuration can work for HSS up to 1/8000th sec as well if needed) then I am able to try out different locations .... its just the time and effort of the set-up and finding some privacy somewhere. But there's loads of potential I feel.

Many thanks again guys for your comments
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Last Edited by McGregNi on 01/07/2016 - 19:20

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 01/07/2016 - 19:51
Lovely natural lighting effect, Nigel. Really brings out her skin tones.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Blythman

Link Posted 01/07/2016 - 19:54
No issues with the light Nigel. However, straight on isn't the most flattering pose. A slight turn of the body would have looked so much better.
Alan


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MrB

Link Posted 01/07/2016 - 20:02
Blythman wrote:
No issues with the light Nigel. However, straight on isn't the most flattering pose. A slight turn of the body would have looked so much better.

And if your little model turned slightly to her left, to me it would seem to justify having that extra bit of space (i.e. visible background blur) on the right of the frame.

Cheers.
Philip

McGregNi

Link Posted 01/07/2016 - 21:07
Thanks Andrew, really glad you spotted them .... Thanks Alan and Philip as well .... a good point, perhaps this was more what you had in mind ?





It changed the angle of the light of course, and I Iiked both effects, the softer spread of the turned one and the more angular, contrasty look of the straight ones.

Well, I've got plenty of poses to try out in Manhatten now
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 01/07/2016 - 21:10
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