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Wow, there is so much to reply to. So I'll do my best to just go over a few things.
First off, I know that the compositions and shots aren't the most creative or ntriguing, again, as I stated in my original post, it was freezing outside! So I had planned to do a lot more in depth angles and shots and explore several different "story line" elements, but it just wasn't happening. We were out for all of an hour and about died. So that is why they are what they are. And for that same reason, that is why the ax looks out of place. It's because I was wanting to explore the idea of having parts of the "wolf" hanging out of the basket or scattered about, to make it look like she had exacted her revenge or whatever on it. But the cold again was getting the better of the both of us, and we snapped a few and said, "too cold, let's go!"
Now as far as lighting goes for the ones that were strobed. It was just a simple two cross light set up. Had a medium gridded softbox to camera left and a strobe with a 20 degree gridspot to camera right and behind subject.
As for PP. Again, it is just my style/philosophy as a photographer to do as little post as possible and get the image I want in camera. I'm not against photoshop or anything like that. I just am not one to manipulate my vision in post. I do agree though, that the strobed ones should've been done more dramatically to make the ambient less and darken the mood. That was my fault for grabbing my B400's instead of my B800's. I didn't have enough power to kill the ambient as much as I wanted to. Again, had it not been so damn cold, I would've run back to the car and switched to the B800's. But I didn't.
The red is not clipping at all in Adobe RGB files. It must be from the color conversion, and low ressing of the files.
Okay, and lastly, as far as the cloak goes. Her mom made it. I bought 3 yards of red jersey knit fabric and gave it to her and she did the rest. I don't think it was too difficult to do.
Thanks so much for all the feedback. I always do appreciate it!