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04-24-2008, 10:50 AM   #16
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Ben, thanks for posting these unretouched impressive and instructive. Will there eventually be "final" versions online as well? It'd be interesting to compare.

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Thanks for sharing Ben. Beautiful shots.

Can I ask, on samples 4 and 5, how you achieved the "negative" rim light, i.e. the crisp dark outline on the edge of the model? It's striking, and I'm at a loss how you would create that. Very strategically placed flags?
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Ben, thanks for posting these unretouched impressive and instructive. Will there eventually be "final" versions online as well? It'd be interesting to compare.
Of course...Just wanted to share the RAW captures before starting the Post Production.

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Thanks for sharing Ben. Beautiful shots.

Can I ask, on samples 4 and 5, how you achieved the "negative" rim light, i.e. the crisp dark outline on the edge of the model? It's striking, and I'm at a loss how you would create that. Very strategically placed flags?
That is a topic that could take hours of explanation. I will say this though. I worked with three different lighting types or sources, that being HMI Cinema lights, Mandarine Tungsten and Broncolor Flash...

It has more to do with the choice of what to light and with what light source. The time and the movement is also a big factor.

Ben


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Teach me oh great one, teach!!!
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Teach me oh great one, teach!!!
I may try to post some of the video footage that was shot during the shoot. You will see the lighting set up. But that may still not answer the query.

I may be setting up something in the future to respond to these and many queries I have had through out my career.

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That would be great Ben. Studio work is interesting. I just took a weekend course and as you said the Pro shot only in M. As he said A (or P) mode is for Amateur Photographer and M was for "Master". Btw he was also a native Montrealer. Must be something in the water there (or the wine)...

Studio lighting was simple and complex all at the same time. Anything you care to share would be great. The series gets better and better from the first shot on.

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Great work Ben, I esp love the last photo, the panoramic looking one in pink. I love how her shadow is cast ever so slightly in the flowing material, for some reason it just looked awesome and stuck out to me.

Maybe you should host a 'Mentor Series' in Paris next season, or in the off-season in Paris. I am sure some of us would thouroughly enjoy that. A chance to see Paris and to learn some impressive lighting techniques.

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WOW!!!,WOW!!!, amazing stuff BK, no PP and no blown highlites, I SALUTE you, many of us here are just salivating for your pure talent and thanking you for sharing some tricks.

Cheers,

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I'm impressed.

Ben,
could you please elaborate on what you mean by "Raw off the camera not yet retouched". Do you mean that these pictures are converted from raw with default settings in the converter? If so, in what converter?

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Ben,

I love the stark feel to these. How did you keep from blowing out all of the facial detail?

Truly impressive results!
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I'm impressed.

Ben,
could you please elaborate on what you mean by "Raw off the camera not yet retouched". Do you mean that these pictures are converted from raw with default settings in the converter? If so, in what converter?

MaritimTim
I use ACR "Adobe Camera Raw" 4.4.1

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Spring 5 Raw NOT Retouched

K20D and the DA*16-50 f2.8 Lens.

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Now that is exceptional... great shot Ben.

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Benji, I really liked the Sample 2 and 5 shots. Good combinations of flow, definition, and color with model's form and expression.
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Wow! Great shots Ben.. Hmm. when will I be able to get shots like that? Wahahah
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