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Featured The Volleyball Player

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by gnagel, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. While photographing the players from my 12U baseball team last weekend, the sister of one of my players asked if she could have her portrait made.

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    Thanks again for looking...
    Glenn
     
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  2. daveg

    daveg

    Jul 14, 2008
    UK
    Great lighting and B&W .

    Does she smile at all? :) 

    DG
     
  3. That looks like one tough competitor. Nice portrait!
     
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  4. Thanks Dave...she was definitely going for that intense competitive look.
    Thanks Andy...that's the look she was hoping for.

    Glenn
     
  5. That BG , your lighting and processing add to the image a lot Glenn. A very nice portrait and a beautiful lady of course!
     
  6. Thanks Binnur

    Glenn
     
  7. daveg

    daveg

    Jul 14, 2008
    UK
    Glenn,

    Would you consider sharing your lighting setup?

    DG
     
  8. Of course...

    This is the most complicated lighting setup that I've tried so far.
    • Main light- Einstein strobe in large 47" octabox position camera left
    • Rim light- Einstein strobe in strip softbox positioned behind subject to left
    • Rim light- Einstein strobe in strip softbox positioned behind subject to right
    • Backlight- Nikon SB-900 fired into an umbrella to light the green screen
    • Hair light- Nikon SB-800 hung over the subject with a bungee cord
    • Diffuser- positioned camera right to partially fill in the shadows
    The main light was set for a good exposure at f/8. The rim lights were set about 1/2 stop brighter than the main light.

    I hope this helps.

    Glenn
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2019
  9. daveg

    daveg

    Jul 14, 2008
    UK
    Thanks - it does!

    I only wish that I had a room available that I could leave set up for a similar arrangement.


    DG.
     
  10. Me too. I set it up in my garage and then had to pack everything away when they left.

    Glenn
     
  11. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
  12. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
  13. Thanks Wade...much honored and appreciated!

    Here's the lighting diagram for these shots:
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    Glenn
     
  14. This works really well in every way. Very captivating!
     
  15. Thanks Mike...it was also a way for me to get some use out of every piece of lighting equipment that I've owned over the past decade! Fortunately, everything still works.

    Glenn
     
  16. The young lady has an angry look. But it is a good photo.
     
  17. svalley

    svalley

    69
    Jun 27, 2009
    Oregon
    Good light. well done!
     
  18. Thank you...she was definitely going for an intense competitor look.
    Thank you...it was fun playing with the lighting for this one.

    Glenn
     
  19. So glad this one is featured! It’s so good!
     
  20. Thanks for sharing this. She certainly looks a determined competitor and you managed to really catch this.
     
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