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Posted By: Deiberson, 03-22-2012, 03:50 PM

One more from this shoot.
4 lights on the model. 2 mono lights for the rim light shot bare with reflector grids @ 45's. one behind to separate from the wall prior to extracting for the composite and one speedlight into a beauty dish directly in front for fill.


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03-22-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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Yep like this one, I bet your model was pleased too, plenty of "street cred" in the face.
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Sensational pic,but it's been post edited right ?
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Yes. This was heavily post processed. The background is from an elementary school hallway. I took five exposures of that and merged the over exposed and underexposed together. I then took a picture of the subject in a different room of the school and extracted him from the scene and placed him in the hallway. Each pic was edited separately before they were merged.

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Nicely done. Some people are purists and don't like photos that are manipulated or composited, but I'm not among them. I would watch out for contrast and feathering though, as too much makes the subject more noticeable that you've done a composite. It's noticeable around his legs and near the bottom of the shorts. You've made some nice progress from some of your earlier senior portraits though.
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I think you've been a bit heavy-handed with the image manipulation. Perhaps a different technique or background would work. Right now it's a bit too busy and almost abrasive with regards to the micro-contrast.
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