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Studio Black and White

Studio Black and White
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Copyright: darren sharp (darren4) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 94] (1239)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-06-15
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Nikon D3X, Nikkor AFS 35mm prime f1.4
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-15 22:47
Viewed: 1978
Points: 8
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Hi guys tonight's image is from my Studio ,i did half in colour and half in Black and white .
I used 1 600w key light with a octagonal and two 300w set at f13 for the back wall and a hair light to here hair.
the floor i have a clear plastic for reflection .

Thanks all DK

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Hi Darren..nice studio shot..excellent balance of your light with nice tones...good work.


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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-07-16 20:43]

A fine portrait with excellent use of your studio lighting creating very good tonal balance. A nice simple pose of your model.
Very Effective

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  • Roly Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 4 N: 64] (587)
  • [2011-07-16 21:34]

Beautiful image with a great pose and a very high standard of quality. It is very difficult for me to find any details that could be improved. Maybe the white stripe in the cleavage... is it the bra, is it supposed to be visible? Given that we don't see much of it on the other side, the image might be cleaner without it. But this is nitpicking and, given the quality of the image, probably something you've pondered on before the shot. Not so the large watermark, which really detracts from the picture and it is placed in a spot where it could be easily removed anyway. A smaller version on the bottom right would do just as well for advertising purposes.

As far as lighting goes, this is an A+ one..))) Love the contrast of this photo, high but but not "over done".

Your white background and floor merge all together, no seem nore "corner". And just the right amount of light, no light bleeding on the model contour, which edge remains crisp and sharp. Now about the main light, the angle makes the shadows fall at the "right place" the angle is nore too low, nore too high, specially around the neck and shoulder area. I like the posing very much. Fine looking model, the whole styling look in it's overall great.

Now my dislike....the brand name...))) even if it's done with taste, and in light tones, it does interfere with the composition and the overall picture. To me it just doesn't look right, should be place higher, or maybe crop some of the overhead white area.

Nice work.

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