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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Seojong-Dong, Republic of Korea
Date: Nov 24, 2007
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 24, 2007

My poor wife is forced to model now that I have a lighting setup.

We shot an image similar to this a week ago. I used to Vivitar flashes and some umbrellas. There were some things we didn't like about the shot, so now that I have some monolights we wanted to reshoot it.

Each of the shots have individual elements that we like, but I think this is a better shot overall. I never imagined that lighting would be so difficult to learn!

I put a circular polarizer over the lens so I could keep the narrow depth of field, yet use the lighting. Overall I think it worked.

Place: 135 out of 393
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Votes: 156
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01/18/2008 03:59:30 PM
Very nice pov and lighting. Good job.
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12/21/2007 10:40:13 AM
I've made a pact with myself, since I screwed up the order of things in the thread, I'm leaving some comments...This being the first.

I really like this photo, and if you have this model on a continuous basis, you should work with her more. Having said that, I think her hair should have more light or dodged PP, I don't like it fading into black, but of course that could just be personal preference.

I like her form, stance, or posture it is well thought of, and her lipstick has good flash, and you seemed to of executed the right tones, and the light seems perfect aside from not enough on her hair.
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12/07/2007 07:07:47 AM
I think if you had her sitting up more and shot from above her looking down, it would have brough the focus better to her eyes and... other areas.

Nice pic though, but doesn't grab me like it should.
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12/05/2007 11:50:37 AM
Different and sexy. The sepia with just a touch of red on the lips is nice.
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12/03/2007 05:45:58 PM
interesting pose & composition.works well
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12/03/2007 03:27:57 PM
It's always good to see a different perspective in a pose and this is different and interesting. The model looks a bit uncomfortable, as though the blood is rushing to her head and her missing right arm is a bit disturbing. I hope you keep working like this and trying new things :)
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12/02/2007 06:57:16 PM
good work with the light, I don't know if I like the red tint. Very cool pose.
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12/01/2007 07:39:56 PM
nice job with the lighting
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12/01/2007 12:06:49 PM
well done -7
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12/01/2007 03:11:04 AM
really nice lighting and tones...
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12/01/2007 01:39:09 AM
I don't get the title, but it's a unique and pleasing image.
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