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Old 10-31-2005, 01:02 PM
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Your set up 1 is good as far as it goes. The 2nd reflector should be behind her right side and higher than her head, so the light reflects onto her hair. Place it just out of the cameras view. Remember with reflectors, the intensity of the light falling on the subject can be controlled by adjusting the distance between the reflector and the subject, the longer the distance, the weaker the light.

In the image with the lighter background, how close is she to the back ground? I would suggest a distance of at least 6 feet. This should give you room for that 2nd reflector and keep your main light off the background so you do not get a shadow of her. If the background goes to dark, one can use most any light back there as the color temperature of the light is not a factor on the background, just make sure none of the background light spills unto the subject.

Maybe you could say something funny to make her smile???
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Old 10-31-2005, 01:52 PM
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Vikki, can you comment more on why you suggest changing the layer mode to color for the Hue/Sat adjustment?
Replying for Vikki.....

When you are in RGB Mode, the Hue and Saturation are just indirect values calculated from the RGB values and are not controlled directly.
This means that when you adjust Hue and Saturation, PS will juggle the RGB numbers any way it sees fit to get something that will suit your adjustment.
As Red, Green and Blue have different perceived luminosities you end up with an image that attends perfectly your H/S numbers, but the luminosity may have got messed up.
So if you set the mode to color, you can be sure that the original luminosity will be left unchanged and only H/S have been altered.

If you were using L*a*b mode, H/S would be directly controlled and you wouldn't have to worry about affecting the luminosity.

Cleared up, or more confused?

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Old 10-31-2005, 06:03 PM
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Ah, perfectly cleared up. I recall reading on the TheLightsRightStudio that HSL will adversely affect luminosity, and that you can avoid that by editing in LAB mode. I did not know that using the adjustment layer in color mode is another solution - and a much easier one.

Thanks once again Rô!
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Old 10-31-2005, 09:59 PM
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i have only one comment (boy, that's gonna surprise a few folks), get the girl to smile next time

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Old 11-01-2005, 05:12 AM
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Suprise isn't the word Craig, I needed to kick start in my pacemaker I was so shocked (LOL).
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:31 PM
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sorry gary, it was halloween and i felt like scaring a few people

but seriously, sometimes a photo is good enough for what it is trying to be and the purpose for taking it. they dont all need to be 'art' or 'studio quality'. and i think this one qualifies.

Craig
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