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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Location: My studio
Date: Jan 31, 2009
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Fashion, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2009

Fun with a model from a recent session. Used a huge octabox for main light camera right, hair light camera right and background light camera left. Also used a reflector to light her other side of her face!

Place: 221 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.6025
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
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Views since voting: 1061
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 161
Comments: 7
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03/05/2009 04:13:51 PM
I think the lighting is done well, my critique would be the position of her left foot, it looks completely cramped and uncomfortable.
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03/05/2009 04:01:34 PM
Under-rated. A very good picture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 05:18:50 PM
Very moody portrait with the reds and greens...well done!
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02/03/2009 07:55:50 PM
The red really pops and there is an air of mystery about it, nice image
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02/02/2009 10:33:34 AM
Great setup. I might have toned down the highlights on the legs, though, or cropped up. The position of the couch in the frame is also distracting to me in relation to her positioning. I would almost prefer her being left or right of center and the couch dead center. Also, I'm thinking that the hair in the face was a stylistic choice, and that's fine, but not being able to see any part of her left eye feel weird to me. Maybe sweeping her hair the other way so you're lighting that side of her face with your key. I don't know, I've gone on too much. I do like the image, though ;)7
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02/01/2009 01:29:29 PM
Red fabric and bare skin hold the eye well. Might consider placing her less directly in the center and letting a little more light in where the left eye is currently shaded. Her eye position and arm position seem to communicate uncertainty (perhaps, "am I doing this right") a bit stronger than the invitation suggested by the title.
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02/01/2009 10:08:17 AM
Yeah, I look like that every morning when I get up. :~P

I like the light and shadow. That pop of red works well. If it were mine, I would have not had her centered, but that's just me. :~)
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