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Wife Portrait

Discussion in 'People' started by isayx3, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. isayx3


    Apr 12, 2008
    Corona, Ca
    Stobist setup with some ebay triggers and had my wife stand in. CC encouraged. This is probably my 3rd or 4th time in a studio type setup..so still trying to figure out what these lights do :) 

  2. StefanosL.


    Sep 5, 2006
    very nice shot & light setup
  3. Nice lighting, pose and exposure of your subject. However her dark hair could use a bit of hairlight. For me, the background is very busy and she is a little close to the background. Still a very good photo, she really 'has the look'.
  4. LindaZ


    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    I don't know anything about studio's but I like this photo. Do your wife give fashion advice? I could use some. :biggrin:
  5. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Something tells me your wife has done some modeling as she really knows how to connect with the camera.

    To critique, the detail in her hair is almost completely missing. I agree with Charles on the need for a hair-light, or if shot RAW, maybe a masked Curve or Levels layer with some selective brightening would do the trick. I am also in agreement with Charles on the BG - just a bit too bright, but I do love the way the BG colors compliment her shirt.

    IMO this is a very good image - nice work by the "model" and the photographer. :smile:
  6. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    You are too modest, my friend! What an amazing shot! The background rocks, the lighting is spectacular and your wife, if I may say so, is stunning! I really like what you did.
  7. isayx3


    Apr 12, 2008
    Corona, Ca

    I agree about the hair...afterwards I thought I should have added a hairlight. It's all about experience :) 

    I'm sure my wife will give fasion advice if you want. I think her secret is that even though she is mid 30s and has had 2 kids she still shops in the Junior section.

    She has actually never modeled before. I did shoot in raw...I will go back and try to fix the hair issue. The backdrop is pretty busy..I was trying to simulate vintage wallpaper. Thanks for the comments!

    Thank you....she is half PhillipIno if you didnt know :) 
  8. drdrew


    Dec 28, 2007
    cut off some of the headroom for a more pleasing compo :) 
  9. I love the backdrop! Great job.
  10. LindaZ


    Jul 29, 2007
    Wilmington, NC
    There's hope for me then? I felt kind of silly being a mom to 2 and near mid 30s and be shopping in the Junior section! I'm relieved to hear that's it's okay not having to look like a tent with flower applications once we mature. lol
  11. isayx3


    Apr 12, 2008
    Corona, Ca
    How's this one? I cropped in a little more

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