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The kids on a black background...

Discussion in 'People' started by the Pond, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. the Pond

    the Pond

    767
    Jan 5, 2007
    Canada
    These are done with a 24*36 softbox and a pringles can with an sb26 as hair light (yep, i do them on the cheap):

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    3....and this is what happens to the photographer if he keeps the subject posing for too long:
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    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. 3LPCPhotography

    3LPCPhotography

    467
    Oct 30, 2008
    Canada
    Great portraits. Amazing how the eyes are so clear. Well done. Can you tell us more about your setup for these?

    Tom
     
  3. Omar great shots of the kids. Tom is right the eyes really draw you in. What type of background / background stand do you have?
     
  4. Cool Omar..... very cool!

    G :cool: 
     
  5. Very nice shots Omar! i love the detail in the eyes in all of them. And the black background was a great choice for it.
     
  6. Debbie H

    Debbie H

    Aug 23, 2007
    Missouri
    Very nice Omar!!
     
  7. the Pond

    the Pond

    767
    Jan 5, 2007
    Canada
    Thanks for the comments. The background is black muslin hanging on a copper pipe 10 feet wide. I use my background stand for a white backdrop which i always keep setup in the basement. The subjects are a good 10 feet in front of the background.

    2x3 softbox is basically inches outside the frame as you can see from the size of the catchlights. I used a pringles chip can which is lined with black construction paper as a hair light; an sb26 fits nicely inside and the pringles can makes a great snoot.

    I didn't use a reflector on either of these because i wanted some darktones blending into the background (i think it was Joe Mcnally who said if you want a portrait to be interesting don't light all of it).

    Kids make great subjects because they have great skin. In my case they have their mom's eyes, lucky for them.

    I almost always use my nikon 80-200 2.8 for portraits or my 90mm tammy but in this case I used a 70-300 vr lens at about 100mm.

    Thanks for your comments.
     
  8. Hola Omar,

    Great light.

    arthur
     
  9. photobrad

    photobrad

    Oct 1, 2008
    Florida
    funny what you can do with basic houshold stuff huh
    nice shots
    bb
     
  10. the Pond

    the Pond

    767
    Jan 5, 2007
    Canada
    Thanks Arthur and Brad for your comments.
     
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