Little teapot

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I'll try anything to get her to stay in front of the camera for more than 10 seconds. Here it was the old teapot song!

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Mitch... You must be jealous that she has all that hair!! :biggrin::biggrin:

That is the first thing I thought when I saw your avatar next to her.

She is GORGEOUS!! Great shot...
 
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Mitch, great exposure...I see your key at camera right, but what is that kicker? Is it pointed at her, or is that lighting the background, and the spill acting as a kicker light? Did you light the background? It looks like a pattern, but with extra light thrown on it...
 
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Mitch, great exposure...I see your key at camera right, but what is that kicker? Is it pointed at her, or is that lighting the background, and the spill acting as a kicker light? Did you light the background? It looks like a pattern, but with extra light thrown on it...

John,
I'm embarassed to say that I threw this together in about ten minutes while waiting for my wife to get dressed. Samantha and I were already dressed to go to temple when I decided to grab a quick shot of her in her new dress.

I threw my white muslin up over some chairs. I put one SB800 in an umbrella on my right (as you noted). I then threw one SB800 on a small stand on the floor and pointed it at the background. The texture you see are the wrinkles in the muslin. Normally I would have used two lights for the background to help avoid the shadows in the wrinkles, but I had no time.

The spill was an unfortunate effect from the poorly placed background light. Haste makes waste!

The spill was much worse in this shot.
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Mitch, thanks...maybe move her a little more forward to keep some of the spill off...

She gets cuter by the day...
 
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If she takes requests, I want to hear "Inky Dinky Spider".
Yes, that one is in her repetoire!!

Mitch, thanks...maybe move her a little more forward to keep some of the spill off...

She gets cuter by the day...
Thanks, John. I just need to pay more attention to those little details and not be in such a rush. I usually use a small piece of cardboard as a flag on the background flash to try and prevent the spill.

I've done better with this setup in the past when I've taken my time.

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