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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · First time with the Hasselblad C+C


I am trying to do a combination of my school project and my wife's makeup portfolio.
Here's my first attempt at it, and I personally feel it's unsuccessful.
Using a HB 503cw with digital back and 3 lights.

Here are what I think are the best for the day.





I used a beauty dish for the main light, and a bounce umbrella for the fill.

I was very pressed for time to try other options, but I don't think that time would have made a difference.



Sep 17, 2012 at 02:31 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · First time with the Hasselblad C+C


Why not try a simple butterfly lighting.
if your trying to showcase make up then lift the hair of the face an let the makeup really take centre stage



Sep 17, 2012 at 03:16 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · First time with the Hasselblad C+C


Thanks for the tips.


Sep 17, 2012 at 04:51 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · First time with the Hasselblad C+C




Here is one from yesterday. I'm just going to keep practicing.



Sep 17, 2012 at 06:03 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · First time with the Hasselblad C+C


Hi,

Howdy,

First...my standard intro to anyone "new" to me on this forum...
My comments or suggestions below are not a criticism of you, your model, your talent or skill. I offer them in a friendly tone of voice and with the sole intent to help you with a second POV and set of eyes. If you read sincere questions and simple suggestions as "criticism" of you, then you will miss how I am trying to help you.

Of course this may be your own "style" or your own "vision" and I suppose we can assume that the images look just like they do because that is exactly how you like them. That is OK too. It just shows that there are differences of "opinion" on what looks good. IF these are exactly what you want and like, then by all means continue making your images look like that and have fun doing it. As I always say: "Follow your own muse."
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She is pretty and that always helps a photo.

At a glance, it appears that a large amount of skin "smoothing" or something like that has been done in post.

The first image looks better (of the skin) than the second image.

I hope these comments help you.



Sep 18, 2012 at 09:24 PM
 



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · First time with the Hasselblad C+C


Way too much postprocess.. with tones, fixes, colors and sharpening.
Posing and cropping is a bit.. strange as well. Pick an aspect ratio and stay with it.
As others said, try butterfly lighting, usually works best for beauty portraits.



Sep 19, 2012 at 05:51 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · First time with the Hasselblad C+C


Smile for sure, the other one looks like she is pissed at the world,unless that is what you want to convey.


Sep 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · First time with the Hasselblad C+C


Gotta love the 'Blad!

If I may offer some CnC...

1> Lighting - Love the direction of the lights, but for glamour portraits go with a softer light - either two lights at a 45degree angle to the model or my preference, one above and one below at 45 degrees.

Soft even lighting will smooth the skin out for you. Hard lighting makes it harder to smooth in post.

2> Post - too contrasty, too sharp and too much skin work. All the pores stand out in her skin which is what women generally try to hide. Also what happened to her hair? The Blad has a massive DR to pull the hair back if you wanted to.

I think you have got some lovely images here that just need a few tweaks to make them great!


Tim



Sep 22, 2012 at 09:20 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · First time with the Hasselblad C+C


I really like your lighting. I do agree that for a beauty image a little softer would help. My big concern though is the depth of field. I personally prefer facial portraits to have the nose and the eyes in focus (with exceptions of course).


Sep 22, 2012 at 04:38 PM





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