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Candie in the O Lounge

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by jambaj0e, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010
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    Hope you guys like it! Please let me know what you think =)

    Model: Candie Sripipatana
    MUA: Shiver Feliciano
    Hairstylist: Octavio Solis
    Wardrobe: Lindsey Larsen

    UPDATE: I changed it to 16x9 format: See below

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  2. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Great concept and model. The brightness seems a little flat maybe? Just missing some dynamic pop.

    Curious -- where's the lighting coming from? Upper left? A diffused spot with barn doors? I'm a real amateur with lighting, so I'm always interested in learning.
     
  3. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010

    The lighting was somewhat hard to achieve because it's all gridded. The key is an Einstein monolight with a gridded 7" reflector coming from the upper camera left and splitting the difference between her body and her face. The fill light is another Einstein with a gridded beauty dish coming pretty much directly from the front. I have taken a photo of the city background without the fill light reflecting back in the window glass, which I then layer mask back into the image with the model.
     
  4. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Thanks for sharing the details!
     
  5. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    The key light in the gridded reflector was so close to the circle window that it was actually in frame. I had to remove it in post =)
     
  6. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    Any opinions? Would love to hear more =)
     
  7. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    CC from me here: I feel overwhelmed by her legs, and like there is not enough attention drawn to her face. But I don't know if that's a result of the lighting or her position.
     
  8. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    Not there's anything wrong with being drawn to her legs, haha, but I see what you mean.

    I think a lot of it is her position, with her legs being in the center of the window circle, while her face is on the edge of the circle. I can, perhaps, lighten her face a bit more, but I think your sight will continue to go to her legs because of the aforementioned reason.
     
  9. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 18, 2011

    I like the lighting but I'm completely over women with ink.
     
  10. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    I look at your shot and can't help but think it's almost 9 o'clock! :wink:

    Kidding aside, do you have any other shots? I can't help but think she seems a little awkward in her pose. Maybe if she was tilted slightly more vertical, she would look a bit more natural. In terms of lighting though, looks good to me!
     
  11. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Nice shot! I wonder if the pose would look more natural if she were sitting up a bit more though?

    Also, I feel like the arm ink could be involved more..it's a detail that attracts the eyes but ends up in the darkness.

    /2cents
     
  12. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

    816
    Aug 31, 2010
    I definitely think this photo looks better widescreen:

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  13. Gerald

    Gerald Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 20, 2011
    I like it. Feels like a well balanced, lit and nicely colored photo to me. I wouldn't change anything about it. Well done!
     
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  14. jambaj0e

    jambaj0e Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Thanks! I do feel that it is better balanced w/ the widescreen and the negative space works well here =)