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Old 03-25-2007, 12:56 PM
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Re: Developing a style.

Originally Posted by admirer
Thanks for all your help.

I can see that I did my post proccess all wrong. I should have taken the faults out of the image BEFORE i styled it. I was also being lazy and not painting with light and trying to cheat using blending styles. Nancy yes that is closer to what i want to get good job. Enigma....WoW.... thats just about what i want to get great stuff. Superkoax, I chose this picture from the set as the rest were full body shots and i did like the way the srong light on the face worked but the shadows i should have corrected better.
Thanks again all.
No problems and thanx. I've been working on this technique for a few months now so it's good to hear it's working.

I think if you use a lightsource to the front too about 1 to 1 1/2 stops less than the side key lights you'll nail the lighting. Jill Greenberg normally uses a large ring flash for her front lighting if that helps any. Not sure about her side lighting, but probably small softboxes or diffused beauty dishes.

Using this front light source will get rid of harsh shadows as well as putting nice catchlights in the eyes.
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Old 03-25-2007, 04:13 PM
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Re: Developing a style.

Ok i gave it another go.
I dont think i can get it as good as Enigma.
I think i need to make some better source pics also.
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:02 AM
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Re: Developing a style.

thats better....but the source light is way too soft i think....try something a bit harsher to really make it pop
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