Kara up close

Bit of a different style for this one, stood on a chair, got really close with the 17-40L @ 36mm.

Three light setup - two monoblocs into shoot-through umbrellas in Butterfly configuration, top at 1/2 power, bottom at 1/8th power, third monobloc snooted with barn doors rear and to right to act as a hair light, also at 1/8th power.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 4th October 2009, This photo: 4:18pm

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  • frednaut said:
    Kara is very patient with you David :)
    DOF is great!
    This light configuration has potential but watch the highlight on the nose and the hard shadow under the left eye.
    Sorry - nitpickers of the world unite!
  • SkattyKat said:
    In my eyes, very nicely done David - no nit picking from here - because I know nothing lol
  • Rom├ín Emin said:
    Wonderful portrait, stunning eyes, really beautiful.
  • looby88 said:
    Kara is lovely, as usual !
  • Thea M said:
    Beautiful eyes. Lovely portrait.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Geoff. You are correct about the shadow, I think it's caused by the hair light at the rear. Obviously I needed to move that around a bit - d'oh!
    'twas a fairly informal session, but I should have noticed that.
    Thanks Kath :) Geoff has a very valid point, but then you do too, in that you didn't see anything to nitpick. ;-)
    :-) Indeed.
    Thanks Thea :)
  • teejaybee said:
    Great shot!
    I've always wondered if there's some sort of trick people use to make pupils constrict just before a shot...
  • David de Groot said:
    Well if you want smaller pupils, shine a torch in them before you shoot ;-)
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    I like the concept. Much prefer informal shoots.
    I actually like the larger pupils, and don't think the nose overhighlighted.
    Beautiful tones on Kara's right cheek, but she looks a little flushed overall?
    Is she charging you modelling fees yet?
  • David de Groot said:
    I think the pink tones are because of the different lights, I'll replace it with a corrected version shortly as I've had a puddle with the whitebalance some more and managed a more realistic skin tone.
    As for fees - she get's a room and fed regularly ;-)
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Yeah, mine too. And he's not even a model!
    Don't they get automatic room and food for being born?!?
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh that only works when they're small and can't look after themselves. At this age, they need to work for it ;-)