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07-17-2019, 02:07 PM - 17 Likes   #1
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Just a pic to share, and my usual boring technical talk

Hello,

While I wait for the V1 or the X2T to be available for Pentax, I look for opportunities to take some pictures of the children, and so I use and enjoy my 'outdated' equipment . I really don't post a lot of pics on the forum, but here are one of my daugther Teresa, taken this morning.



My daughter was distracted watching tv, and I took advantage of it to set up a quick lighting (key and fill). She was wearing a hat, so I though that I could use fill the same way is used in clamshell lighting, from below, to fill shadows under the hat. As key light, I used a round softbox in a typical position (45 degrees side, 30+ degrees above, etc). I measured the fill light with my photometer to make sure it was 1EV below the key light.
A third light (rim) could be added to add separation from the background, but I had no time for more.

This is a BTS of the shot, you can see my big studio :



To create the fill light I used my AD360 pointing to the floor (quick to set up, I used a big translucent umbrella on the floor if I had time). Unfortunately some light from the AD360 is hitting directly to Teresa (I noticed later, you can see some hard shadows on the neck). My AD200+AD-B2+round softbox (Raja 65cm) was used as key light.

A photometer was used to measure the lights, my SpyderCube to get the neutral grey and middle tone. K3II + Samyang 85mm. Basic editing in C1, and I think this is all about the photograph.

I hope you like it. Regards.


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07-17-2019, 02:32 PM   #2
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Fantastic job, thanks for the details!
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Nice portrait! What a lovely model, Dad! Thanks for the setup details.
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Great picture and explanation

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Very nice portrait.

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QuoteOriginally posted by morenjavi Quote
Unfortunately some light from the AD360 is hitting directly to Teresa (I noticed later, you can see some hard shadows on the neck).
I guess you could still locally soften the hard edge of the shadow on her heck and forehead with your image processing tool. The shadow won't catch eye's attention then.
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Wonderful portrait. And thank you for the very educational setup description.
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Beautiful portrait great work
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QuoteOriginally posted by morenjavi Quote
but here are one of my daugther Teresa, taken this morning.
Super natural looking portrait and thanks for the detailed explanation of setup.

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Thanks for the kind comments and suggestions .
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