The Brides Maid..

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I wish I was better at this, but I try. This was a very serious young bridesmaid, absolutely didn't like pictures of herself smiling.. no... she had perfect teeth. I shoot they way they want me to..., or I try to... :)
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Jarrell
 
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such beautiful skin

What great skin tones and light, Jarrell. I have photographed our priest several times in recent years. She's 54 and has had braces during this time. It's always been a challenge to do the non-smiling portrait. Now, for this woman there's no excuse, exept her own sense of self.

Next time you see her, tell her how beautiful we think she is.

Tom
 
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Jarrell,
Beautiful image. Great color, light.

Her dimples make up for, I don't want to smile.

Wonderful job.

You are an ace.

Regards
gale
 
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Thanks Tom and Gale. Tom, I use a plug in called Dfine Selective, a noise removal tool to help smooth out the skin. It's advantage is that it is done on a separate layer so you can reduce it's effect by reducing the opacity of the layer. Most people, especially women want their photos retouched. Just how much is up to you the photographer and the subject.. some like a lot... others just basic blemish removal. Anyway, try the plug in... I think you'll like it.
Jarrell
 
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Jarrell said:
Thanks Tom and Gale. Tom, I use a plug in called Dfine Selective, a noise removal tool to help smooth out the skin. It's advantage is that it is done on a separate layer so you can reduce it's effect by reducing the opacity of the layer. Most people, especially women want their photos retouched. Just how much is up to you the photographer and the subject.. some like a lot... others just basic blemish removal. Anyway, try the plug in... I think you'll like it.
Jarrell
Thanks, Jarrell. I'll definitely check it out.

Tom
 
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That is a stunning photo, great light as well. One key light to her right, a hair light and a background light I assume. I am a noob to lighting, trying to learn as much as I can :)
 
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Excellent lighting Jarrell. You did the most with what the model was comfortable with - congrats.

BTW, what is the bg - canvas or muslin? I'm looking for just about that exact color, would you mind sharing your source?

Thanks,

Joe
 
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I appreciate it! Obelix, you are correct with the lighting except for the bg light, there wasn't one. I don't use one with this particular backdrop because it is painted a very light color in the center area and I found I can get by without using it.
Joe, the backdrop is a canvas one I bought from B&H Photo years ago. I looked through the makers (Studio Dynamics http://www.studiodynamics.com/shop/index.php?rec=0&shop=1&cart=101343&cat=2&keywords=&match_criteria=) website but didn't see it listed. They do have some that are very close to it though.
I hope that helps a little.
Jarrell
 
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You wish you were better at this? Are you serious? This is a great image. Great lighting, great hair light (on top)...did you use a boom? Nothing wrong with this image. Do you mean generational transition?
 

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