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On-camera flash retouch - help please

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Old 03-02-2012, 04:42 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

No diffuser... yeah right. Pretty obvious that a diffuser is used.


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Old 03-02-2012, 05:12 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

Really, and just how exactly have you come to that conclusion?
Why do you feel the need to revisit this and post different images to the OP's original links?
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:19 AM
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It's the same photographer, that's why.

By the reflection in the glasses. I've seen a lot of flashes and none of them have a square outlet.

I didn't mean to offend anyone. I think these shots look great.
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:02 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

skoobey, it is the same photographer but if you look through his portfolio you will see the tell tale signs of an on camera flashgun on a great many of his images. The clue is in the way the shadows are generally very close to the lens axis and are pretty harsh and relatively small on that axis enlarging as the subject distance increases.

Shikuro stated this to be the case and I certainly believe it to be so. I also believe the ones you posted were done in the same manner.

On the left hand image look at the very slight shadow under the arm and shoes - typical of on camera flash and the rather flat lighting lacking modelling of the subject.

The right hand image reflection. Flash heads are rectangular but this does not mean that the shape of a caught highlight mimics this. The light is too intense and basically it clips well before any shape is revealed - the angle of the sunglass lens also effects shape with slight distortion.

Once again this image has traits of on camera flash, in this case flash mounted camera right above the lens axis. Models left shoulder throwing a small well defined shadow on the neck and small nose shadow. IMO this a much better image as the photographer has been able to use the natural reflector in the wash bowl which has thrown a little light back giving some added fill.

I do not think you have offended anyone, certainly not me and your opinion and views as welcome as the next person.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:37 PM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

hi guys,

Thanks for all your response.

The other thing i'm learning as well is to do D&B on skin so that the hotspots on the skin are much smoother. The other thing i noticed is that his shots don't look like on-camera flash to some people because his hot spots are very smooth.

Am i correct on this Tony?
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:37 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

I believe you are correct.

D&B can be very helpful to tame the hotspots. In the image I posted once I had adjusted the contrast the hot spot on the forehead was to me too much so I took the easy way out and used the patch tool to tone it down .

Skin types vary and of course direct flash can give a shiny skin unpleasant hot spots. He may use a pro. make up artist to help with this prior to the shoot and also work in post processing.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:43 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

Don't think it is D&B you mean but just filling the hotspots on the skin with skinstructure.
Here is a nice tut on howto
http://www.sproutphotography.co.uk/b...shop-tutorial/
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:24 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

i reminds me some of the work of Terry Richardson...try a custom bracket to separate the flash from the camera...use a 50mm lens...
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:53 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

thanks all. That link is useful.

I am using a custom bracket it's awesome!
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:01 AM
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Re: On-camera flash retouch - help please

i Had the pleasure of assisting him once and yes he uses a bracket and speedlight and never uses a diffuser.
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