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Jan 01 2010
Jan 01 2010
JaimeVinas


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2010

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Comments: 22
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Since it was requested I will from now on explain the setup of each and post processing:

Photo specs:
1) done in a studio setup with a white backdrop
2) I used 4 strobes. Two infront at 45 degrees and two behind above her at 45 degrees.
3) Used a chinese umbrella as a prop from Party City (custume and party store)
4) I shot this at F-11 and a shutter of 125 at 100 ISO

Processing techniques used:
1) did levels at each channel (RGB)
2) DId curves to find true whites and blacks
3) did selective Coloring and darkened the reds a little
4) Dodge the face and hair to show more of the lighting on her face and highlights on her hair.
5) dodged the eyes
6) Burned the surroundings of the umbrella to that it stood out more.
7) Did selective saturation
8) Sharpened the eyes, and lips

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01/22/2010 03:47:52 AM
Looks like red heads are very popular models in January! lol! Very nicely done, and thanks for posting the lighting info.
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01/12/2010 01:38:39 PM
Nicely done and thanks for sharing the Strobist info.
My only concern is about the eyes dodging, compared to the teeth, they look overdone, when over done, the teeth tend to look a bet yellow. I think having the teeth and eyes dodged at the same degree would add.
beside that, it is simply amazing and super great,
Cheers,
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01/05/2010 06:23:38 PM
First impression:
What a gorgeous shot. The red hir, lips, and umbrella just giv ethis shot the wow factor. I love how the lines of the umbrella bring your eyes to the models face. Well done.

Suggested improvement:
Nothing I can think of now.
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01/05/2010 10:57:28 AM
It seems like everytime I see a portrait on this site and open it, it is your work. I guess I'm attracted to your style? The colors in this one are awesome and thanks for including your PP steps in your notes. I may PM you with questions or to take a look at my work as I am trying to get more into potraits myself this year. That is , of course, if you wouldn't mind.
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01/04/2010 10:50:30 PM
Awesome shot and thanks for sharing your processing techniques.
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01/04/2010 07:12:37 AM
really nice shot. Even though her face does look a bit unnatural (compared to her shoulders) being so pale I like it as it reminds me of the Oriental white face paint they they used to use a lot. I personally feel that he head is tilted a little bit too far. In the head of the moment its always hard to look at the details but there is something white in her hair and there is a smudge (i think) above her left eye.
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01/04/2010 12:12:09 AM
Love the pretty colours and your model has such a nice smile.
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01/03/2010 08:59:44 PM
I really like the colors in this - so very pretty!
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01/03/2010 12:14:39 PM
Ooooh, I love it Jaime. Its so exotic looking.

Thank you for posting your lighting set up. Not that I have all those strobes to easily get such a great effect -- but its nice to know so I can put those things on my wish list :)

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01/03/2010 01:42:55 AM
just beautiful is all i can say! a great portrait all around!
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01/02/2010 07:56:32 PM
I like the intensity of the colors and the smile and the placement of the umbrella to drive our eyes to her face (but it really doesn't need any help!). Well done.
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01/02/2010 02:57:35 PM
the umbrella creates a perfect background-very expressive!
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01/02/2010 12:57:00 PM
I really like this shot - bright, punchy, powerful - and happy !
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01/02/2010 09:05:47 AM
Excellent lighting, colors, use of the umbrella, posing, composition, DOF, smile. Awesome!!!
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01/02/2010 08:48:52 AM
Fun red theme. That is a wonderful parasol. She has great hair.
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01/02/2010 05:10:19 AM
Like this one Jaime. The processing is great as usual. I have been learning quietly from your shots and post processing tips for a while now. Keep them comming.

Message edited by author 2010-01-02 07:47:31.
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01/02/2010 01:40:29 AM
Love the processing & use of umbrella , nice portrait!
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01/02/2010 01:35:32 AM
Terrific lighting and colors! It almost looks professional! :P
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01/01/2010 11:47:20 PM
beautiful model, and wonderful color pallette here, i love it. Her eyes pop for me, and I am really going to appreciate your specs seeing as i need to get better doing studio lighting.
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01/01/2010 11:18:21 PM
Jaime you always have such gorgeous models!

love the red of the hair and lips, love the umbrella, almost seems like a backdrop, the crop is well done and thanks for providing light set up on this. it always helps to know how the light is done.
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01/01/2010 11:04:34 PM
beautiful lighting. perfect!
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01/01/2010 10:46:13 PM
AWESOME! Great lighting, love the umbrella and the colors and light shaping are out of this world!!! AMAZING! Can you give me a little insight into your setup? I would love to improve.
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