Uploaded: October 31, 2004


1/60 sec, f3.2 ISO 400 - 1 soft light boz


Dave Tilley October 31, 2004

Great shot. I noticed, however, a lack of contrast. The images appears somewhat flat with a strong yellow cast.

I edited the image to show a comparison. First, I used the Levels to create a corrected white balance. Then, I used the Selective color tool to draw back some yello, and balance the reds and blues respectively.

Just one man's opinion. #184039

Rob Hambly October 31, 2004

Thanks for your comment Dave - You're right, this image does appear flat after downloading - The original is actually warmer than this, which was the effect I was going for - Nice Lunar eclipse photos be the way - I entered one myself yesterday.

RH #881068

Protacio Serna October 31, 2004

Hi there...Rob...sorry to interrupt here, you said that you used one soft box, but there are three catch lights in her eyes. Did you use something to bounce for fill lights?

Lighting after adjustments looks good...great job Dave...actually the problem was the light temperature, or white balance setting.

It is her head position what I think looks strange to me. Many times is better to tilt the camera than asking the subject to move her head.

The pose is good at first glance...but after seeing it a little bit longer my neck start to feel…I don’t know….strange?

See you guys
PSerna #881151

Rob Hambly October 31, 2004

You got me - Soft box you can buy at IKEA ;-)

Regards to neck - my advice, don't look at it too long...

RH #881170

Danielle M. Danford October 31, 2004

How much was the soft box from ikea I cant find it?? #881187

Rob Hambly October 31, 2004*10270

This was actually just an impromtu shot taken last night - No real thoughts were put into it.

Happy Halloween :-)
RH #881201

Protacio Serna October 31, 2004

:D it Rob. #881203

Protacio Serna October 31, 2004

Now I can see where the three catchlights came from.

PSerna #881207

Darren Smith October 31, 2004

Personally, I like the original over Dave's edited version.

It has a nice warmth to it, and as for the pose, I like it. I think is a beautiful portrait and shows of the gorgeous model beautifully. Great work Dave. #881516

Rob Hambly October 31, 2004

Ddiolch 'ch Darren!


Mandy Hambly October 31, 2004

I have to agree with Darren -- Rob's original is warmer and easier to look at. That and my hair is not gold and my lips are not purple ...
But thanks for your attention and time Dave!

Mandy #881670

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