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From a test shoot I did over the weekend.

The first shot was lit using direct sunlight filtered through the diffusion disk from my 5 in 1 reflector, and I positioned the white side of the reflector skin on the ground between use to reflect some light from below and add a second catch-light.
The second shot was lit using direct sunlight (not diffused) and a white reflector. Photographed using an original Canon 5D with a standard Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro usm lens.





Mar 07, 2022 at 08:56 AM
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Daniel it is so nice to see a naturally beautiful young woman with the least amount of makeup applied.
Your first composition is just wonderful! You did her very proud! She and the camera are one!
Dan

PS The 5D produced some of the best images I ever have!



Mar 07, 2022 at 10:51 AM
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Well done Daniel,
When I look at number 2 my mind says smokin' hot.

I like the fact that you don't use such a large aperature that blurs out the rest of her head.



Mar 07, 2022 at 02:08 PM
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Well done Daniel.. Love the first one. Those eyes.
Voted!!!



Mar 07, 2022 at 02:19 PM
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Stellar images Daniel.

Derek



Mar 07, 2022 at 02:52 PM
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She keeps me coming back! Such beautiful skin, eyes, hair, lips.....Hautnting! YGMV!
Dan



Mar 07, 2022 at 04:08 PM
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Nice images.
I am a hobbyist interested in people photography. I like to know few things from experts. Isn't her skin a bit artificial without the natural texture even with little make up? Another thing that is bothering me is the stark difference between the natural skin texture of neck/upper torso and face in 1st image. Am I missing something?



Mar 07, 2022 at 08:48 PM
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Danpbphoto wrote:
Daniel it is so nice to see a naturally beautiful young woman with the least amount of makeup applied.
Your first composition is just wonderful! You did her very proud! She and the camera are one!
Dan

PS The 5D produced some of the best images I ever have!


Thank you Dan. I was really happy with the makeup as well. She applied it herself, and luckily is very skilled.

The original 5D is such a great camera. Sadly I'm coming to the realization that it's time for me to move on as I'm starting to book better jobs, but I don't think I'll be amiss by upgrading to a 5D MKII or MKIII. I really do love the simplicity of this camera though.



Mar 08, 2022 at 01:05 AM
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Doc25 wrote:
Well done Daniel,
When I look at number 2 my mind says smokin' hot.

I like the fact that you don't use such a large aperature that blurs out the rest of her head.


Thank you so much Doc. So far that's my favorite from her shoot as well.
I just love the crisp detail you get from these primes when you explore away from the wide open aperture settings. I think so many photographers limit themselves by only exploring the wide open settings and never learn to appreciate what else these lenses can do.



Mar 08, 2022 at 01:08 AM
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airfrogusmc wrote:
Well done Daniel.. Love the first one. Those eyes.
Voted!!!


Thanks man!



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Dneufarth wrote:
Stellar images Daniel.

Derek


Thank you so much Derek.



Mar 08, 2022 at 01:09 AM
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Danpbphoto wrote:
She keeps me coming back! Such beautiful skin, eyes, hair, lips.....Hautnting! YGMV!
Dan


Haha thank you. I'm really glad you like it so much!



Mar 08, 2022 at 01:09 AM
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skamaraju wrote:
Nice images.
I am a hobbyist interested in people photography. I like to know few things from experts. Isn't her skin a bit artificial without the natural texture even with little make up? Another thing that is bothering me is the stark difference between the natural skin texture of neck/upper torso and face in 1st image. Am I missing something?


Thank you.

I might have gone a little overboard. Sometimes it's very difficult for me to tell exactly where to draw the line for retouching.

Here's a before and after to illustrate the difference from start to finish. I did my best to retain the natural texture, while only removing blemishes from the skin and using some dodging and burning to blend the tones together a little bit. To me the difference isn't that big, but everyone has their own preferences when it comes to retouching. Out of curiosity, what are you viewing these on? Also just noting that the two spots on her neck are dust spots on the camera sensor, not marks on her skin.




Mar 08, 2022 at 01:14 AM
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Beautiful lady, well captured. I prefer the 'original' version, without the retouching.



Mar 08, 2022 at 06:06 AM
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DanielScott wrote:
Out of curiosity, what are you viewing these on?

Thanks for your reply. Viewing them on iMac 27inch 5K.



Mar 08, 2022 at 07:33 AM
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Your lighting is so even, Daniel! Well done! You really know how to bring out the subject's beauty!

Best regards, David



Mar 08, 2022 at 09:09 AM
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Rajan Parrikar wrote:
Beautiful lady, well captured. I prefer the 'original' version, without the retouching.


Thank you Rajan.



Mar 08, 2022 at 08:57 PM
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Starfire8 wrote:
Your lighting is so even, Daniel! Well done! You really know how to bring out the subject's beauty!

Best regards, David


Thanks David. That's always my number one goal when doing a photo shoot.



Mar 08, 2022 at 08:57 PM
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skamaraju wrote:
Thanks for your reply. Viewing them on iMac 27inch 5K.


Odd that you wouldn't see the skin texture then. As you can see in the before/after, the editing was done with subtlety. Regarding the difference in texture between the skin on her face and her neck, that would be because skin texture on the face tends to be different from skin texture on the neck.



Mar 08, 2022 at 08:58 PM
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Beautiful images Daniel, #2 for me love the pose and with the blowing hair.

Dave



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