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    Default A new look for me

    I tend to underexpose a little most of the time and after todays shoot, I found myself upping them in LR2 by almost 2 stops sometimes to get a more high key (ish) dramatic effect for a change....mixed wtih B/w I came up with a cool preset and kinda like the results. Feel free to critique.
    These two were natural light, but others in the group were flash(es). Its been so long, I almost forgot how to use the E3.
    both with 12-60...can you guess which was the E1? I couldn't. Had to look at the exif.

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    Default Re: A new look for me

    I really like the second image.

    I personally wish the hot spot on the background on the model's left on the first image were not quite at hot.
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    Default Re: A new look for me

    Thanks...I can fix that...I vignetted them to reduce the distraction..not sure which way I liked it more though.


    this was the normal exposure before pushing it

    http://wisertime.zenfolio.com/img/v8/p1022043118-3.jpg

    and the B/w version (no vignette)...I think its less distracting there.

    I was kinda bored of the same old look, and wanted something different.
    and curious what others though.
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    Default Re: A new look for me

    The second one looks good. I think maybe the first may be pushed a little too far for some monitors regarding the (camera-)right side of the face--the line of the nose is getting lost in the cheek highlight. I can see a little hint of it on my regular desktop screen, but on my laptop screen that side is just a blob of white. If you're showing a print, you can probably make it work, but with variations in monitors and calibrations, I'd imagine it will look funny on-screen to many. See how it looks with a little more of the highlight recovery slider. In the original picture, you can see how the highlight on the side of the nose separates it from the slightly darker highlight on the cheek. I think it would be better if you can maintain a little more of that.

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    Default Re: A new look for me

    This last b+w you just posted seems to be a little too washed out. You lost the whole left side of her face.

    I love the b+w one of her looking up. The tones are high enough to make it interesting and you can still make out her face and nose. Simply stunning
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    Default Re: A new look for me

    ...call me old fashioned if you wish, I know that high key shots are all the rage right now, but I still think its a current fad, one that will be around for a bit, then we'll go back to properly exposed shots. I was at a workshop recently where we were all shooting models with everything set for the high key look, during one of my sets, the rear flash didn't fire, with the resulting shot showing a light gray background as opposed to nothing but white. Surprisingly, many thought the 'mistake' looked better than what we were aiming for...
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