Two SB flash units and an 85 1.4...

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I'm new to off-camera flash (three sessions)--so any constructive criticism is appreciated.

This was a photo I captured a couple of days ago of a daughter of a friend. For my main light (camera left), I fired a SB-800 through a Photek Softlighter II. For fill, I shot a SB-600 through a white umbrella (camera slightly right). The camera was my D300 and I used a 85 f/1.4 lens.

1/160th @ f/8, ISO 200

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Thanks for looking...
Glenn
 
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This looks pretty good Glenn

It looks as if you used a hairlight also -- did you? What height was your main
and you fill light ?
 
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This looks pretty good Glenn

It looks as if you used a hairlight also -- did you? What height was your main
and you fill light ?
I didn't use a hairlight.

I placed my main light about a foot over the girl's head and I had the fill light positioned quite low (about two feet below the girl's head. I cloned out the catchlights from the fill light.

Thanks,
Glenn
 
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I didn't use a hairlight.

I placed my main light about a foot over the girl's head and I had the fill light positioned quite low (about two feet below the girl's head. I cloned out the catchlights from the fill light.

Thanks,
Glenn
Well it looks like you had a good plan and set up.

Well done Glenn!
 
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Hey Nick, I like this. You have decent separation between the subject and the background thanks to the positioning of your main and the overall lighting looks good. Cute little gal.

I did look at your histogram and can assure you that if you would go to levels and drag the right slider to the left a bit it would brighten up your image some and in my opinion, improve it a lot. Try it and see what you think.
 
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Hey Nick, I like this. You have decent separation between the subject and the background thanks to the positioning of your main and the overall lighting looks good. Cute little gal.

I did look at your histogram and can assure you that if you would go to levels and drag the right slider to the left a bit it would brighten up your image some and in my opinion, improve it a lot. Try it and see what you think.
Thanks Gordon...

I'll try moving the slider right now. Thanks for the suggestion.

Glenn
 

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