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Ms. Mary Pacheco

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by srwatters, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. srwatters


    Feb 27, 2006
    Plano, TX
    Another model and different set from the "How's About a Beer" Dallas Invitational Shoot.

    Model: Ms. Mary Pacheco
    MUA: Lindsay

    Nikon D3, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S N
    ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/160 @ 70mm

    Nikon D3, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VR
    ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/160 @ 102mm

    Comments appreciated as always.
  2. Scott, big fan of your work.

    #1 is my favorite. Is this one strobe straight on and high?
  3. Great work Scott!

    I love the pose in #1, but I like the separation from the background in #2.

    Beautiful Lady and awesome dress. The 24-70 did a great job also.
  4. srwatters


    Feb 27, 2006
    Plano, TX
    Thank you. I'm just an average hack trying to get better.

    Image 1 was shot with a single Hensel 500ws Integra Pro Plus. On the front was a 3x4' Photoflex Multidome softbox with an eggcrate grille attached. It's positioned high and aimed down.
    Thanks Tim.

    The second shot was really fun. I used my 22" Hensel beauty dish on the monolight. A second strobe was bounced off the ceiling to get the BG fill to approximate ambient and provide balance. There was a mirror wall just to the models right (camera left) that reflected the main light and provided fill and a hairlight. Sneaky way of getting out of using a third head :biggrin:
  5. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Wowzers! Talk about POP :wink: :biggrin:. Did you just use 1 large softbox up high? Interested in how you avoided any wall shadow on the 1st image, with her being right up against it.

    Whoops, just saw your replies to the other inquiries. Great shots!
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2008
  6. nice shots, scott
    i like #2 more.... because, the way she is standing....
    her augmented LEFT breast looks much HIGHER and LARGER than the RIGHT

    THAT asymmetry detracts from this image, IMHO, of course
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 14, 2008
  7. Scott, did you get carried away with the liquify tool? :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

  8. LOL
    that is hysterical
  9. Excellent work Scott!! Great job with lighting. I'm also wondering how you avoided the shadows on #1 with her right up against the wall??
  10. srwatters


    Feb 27, 2006
    Plano, TX
    No liquify tool guys... I probably accentuated any asymmetry with my choice of camera angle and focal length... :redface:

    As for the lack of shadows; two contributing factors, big light source very close to the model and camera angle close to on axis. There are shadows, but they are soft because of the size of the source and partially hidden by the camera angle. There you have it. All my secrets revealed :biggrin:
  11. BarkisPhoto


    Jul 20, 2007
    New England
    Hi, Scott -- excellent images. I always enjoy viewing your work...

    Best Regards,
  12. papa85

    papa85 Guest

    All I can say is OHHHH Mary.
  13. Awesome work. Love #1. Good job.
  14. Zee71


    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Augmented or not, well done! I like number 2.
  15. srwatters


    Feb 27, 2006
    Plano, TX
    Here's a more 'balanced' shot of Ms. Mary...

  16. Something seems uneven in the first shot... 'can't quite put my finger on it... Oh yeah, it MUST be her shoulders... ;) 
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