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Publicity Shot
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Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-14
Categories: Humorous, Event, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed], Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/30 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-24 13:41
Viewed: 1251
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was a publicity shot for the musical comedy, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," that I also produced and directed in the Fall of 2009.

The actors were shot against a chromakey backdrop. A full studio lighting (monolights) set-up was used with a softbox, 2 umbrella and a hair light.

As with most publicity shots of this type, the lighting is intentionally flatter (usually 1:1 or 1:2) than a standard portrait with the final use aimed at Web and print media.

The background was added from Royalty free images showing Roman architecture.

RAW / PS processing just to remove any blemishes, plus sharpening, basic balancing of color, contrast, and tone. ISO was 200 (sorry the EXIF data did not upload).

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To jimmyjimmy: The Curse of Green Halosbrech 1 01-25 06:52
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Hello LArry

I see you have the same problem as I with the green halos or color in the hair from the backgrounds. I have yet figured out how to eliminate it. I do like the pose of the models in the image.


Hi Larry...I like your image..nice expressions and light..perfect focus. I would suggest not going so light on the eyes..no more than .3 stops (in my experience)...I like your shot though.


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