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Old 06-25-2009, 09:04 PM
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Help .. Want to recreate this ..

I'm doing a shoot next Tuesday and the model is almost like the one on this picture, plus the wardrobe is very similar

http://modelmayhm-2.vo.llnwd.net/d1/...b90504758c.jpg

the idea that I had for the shoot is basically something like that aswell .. I'm wondering if I can get that type of lighting just using natural lighting or can I also achieve it using flash?

Any help will be appreciated ...
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:05 PM
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Re: Help .. Want to recreate this ..

Sini, I think your link is broken.

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Old 06-25-2009, 09:17 PM
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Re: Help .. Want to recreate this ..

you are right

http://modelmayhm-2.vo.llnwd.net/d1/...b90504758c.jpg
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Old 06-26-2009, 04:08 PM
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Re: Help .. Want to recreate this ..

From what I can see, it looks like the photographer used both: natural and flash.
Specially the bottom left photo.

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Old 06-26-2009, 04:28 PM
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Re: Help .. Want to recreate this ..

I have to tell you that you can create much better, no offense. Judging from the shadows he is shooting in open shadow with a single strobe as can be seen by the catchlights in the eyes on the bottom left. He is backlighting but not so well as you can see also in the bottom left image, what appears to be at attempt at softening and muting the tones is actually a lens flare. If you look real close you can see a green "circle of confusion" on the bottom area of her hair. Open shadow and backlighting is great and I do it a lot in my work but you have to have to use a lens shade or scrim. Just that little thing would increase his saturation and contrast. The work is also underexposed but obviously not on purpose for effect. Well once again I have picked something apart but you can do better. If you need some ideas, let me know.

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Old 06-26-2009, 08:43 PM
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Re: Help .. Want to recreate this ..

I see no flash used at all... maybe a white building or something in front of the model to create the catchlights or they were added in post... It seems to me that all the pictures are just natural light with an application (and sloppy usage) of the Dodge Tool set in shadow mode at maybe 25% on the hair and face in the lower left picture applied in Post

Other than the strobe, I agree with Sweetlight... You can/will probably do a much better job with the proper exposures and a lens shade
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:37 PM
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Re: Help .. Want to recreate this ..

Actually Baldy, I swear too God that Photoshop has never even touched those images....I can't imagine if so....... I swear they look like they are straight from the 70's and they look like faded C-prints. He may be attempting to capture that look but if so he has done TOO good of a job.

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Old 06-27-2009, 01:54 AM
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Re: Help .. Want to recreate this ..

K... I agree... the bottom left pictures face and hair might just be faded out from 'Old Age'
But it still looks bad
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