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Ms Mini Arch-Angel

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Arch-Angel, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Arch-Angel

    Arch-Angel Member

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    Posted this in the Dads & Bubs thread too (seem to post more pics in there than here these days :p ), but thought I'd share the love.

    Haven't taken too many pics lately, so Mrs Arch-Angel put her foot down and made me get snap happy. Plus I desperately needed to practice for a coming shoot...

    Introducing the many faces of Charlie!
    (6 months)

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    For the tech heads...
    Twin strobes:
    Key light beauty dish, above camera left. (she was just climbing out of range in that last shot)
    Fill light was a smallish softbox camera right behind her, and pointing at the shadow cast by the key light (I didn't want a harsh shadow)

    Haven't done any proper processing just yet, but I just reduced saturation a touch in Gimp on my work computer.
     
  2. matt-chops

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    They're awesome. That last one especially is a cracker. :thumbup:
     
  3. c.leong

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    Nice one, Steve. :thumbup: I loved your jellybean series too!
     
  4. Craggles

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    Shots are nice a sharp.

    On my monitor though the skin tones seem a little orange? Someone else might be able to better confirm that, I'm on a work monitor.

    To minimise that shaddow you could have pulled her further away from the back drop. Some kind of reflector would have helped a bit too I think.

    Doing these kind of shots with ur little one is very difficult though I know, I've done a few with mine and getting the lighting right on a moving target just doesnt work :p
     
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    Arch-Angel

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    Thanks mate!

    Thanks buddy - haven't seen you around these parts in a while! Glad to see you still lurk ;)

    Thanks mate – Flickr’s resize algorithm applies a pretty aggressive sharpening filter… so I can’t take all the credit. :(

    And yep, a bit too orange for my taste as well.
    I quickly tried to edit with Gimp, but it only has red or yellow values, so I just did a global desaturation. I’ll play some more in Lightroom and adjust only the orange channel when I get a chance! :)
     
  6. BuD

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    great pics. is that a white or off white backdrop
     
  7. Munkiboy

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    great pics arch - a little too high key for my liking, and there is a magenta tone in the white balance on my screen (uncalibrated), but inspiring stuff for the impending babimunki
     
  8. cuzbruz

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    Agreed with the comments on colour and high key highlights. I would make the background white (like white white) to eliminate the inconsistencies with dark areas from vignetting.

    But most importantly, Ms Mini Arch-Angel is adorable and captured with plenty of personality and camera engagement. Thats the hard part. The rest is easy :D
     
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    Arch-Angel

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    hrmm, some good food for thought there...

    Paper was pure white, but there is a fair bit of colour interference from my orange/blonde floor boards (she was right at the front of my paper).
    It always happens when i shoot anything close to the ground... :upset:

    Doesn't look high key on my monitor, but granted I'l looking on an uncalibrated budget work monitor.
    Are ya'll saying it's too light overall? Or that there are just some areas that are nuked?
     
  10. chamellieon

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    beautiful work as always!
     
  11. cuzbruz

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    Id be pulling back just the left side. Especially her face, bits of her arm and some of her shirt.
     
  12. Deftone2k

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    Yep work + home dell's lead me to the same conclusion.

    Nice shots none the less :)
     
  13. BuD

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    yeah i see the same here to bright on teh left side of the picture as mentioned above
     
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    Awesome, thanks guys!

    I'll try to get it fixed up before the weekend :)
     
  15. cassius

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    Always love your photos, but I could just be a little bias :p

    Great Work!
     

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