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    Lighting crit on these please.


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    For #1, probably 1/3 stop less on the left side and 1/3 stop more on the right. Another nit pick is watch out for glasses causing uneven lighting on the face- see shadow and highlight on the cheekbone on camera right.
    For #2, probably need the light closer and more on the hair and right side.

    I think having more flatter/frontal lighting will minimise wrinkles and furrows. But somehow I don't think that is what you are after.
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    Paul

    I wont critique the shots, really I dont feel qualified to do so.

    But there is always a but

    You are obviously a serious photographer, a profession I suspect you are making of this (Appologies to yoda)

    Your choice of subjects is interesting and causes me to make my Yoda comment.

    I like the style, I like the subject choice, but as I have not got a fully developed eye for photography and find the monochrome approach not attractive. In my mind it is down playing the subject material...... bugger I have just critiqued the shots

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    Athur;

    Critique anyones photos you can.

    Money I do not make from photography (therefore can never be a professional).

    Yoda this is not

    Thanks for your 2 cents, appreciated


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    Quote Originally Posted by sooshee View Post
    For #1, probably 1/3 stop less on the left side and 1/3 stop more on the right. Another nit pick is watch out for glasses causing uneven lighting on the face- see shadow and highlight on the cheekbone on camera right.
    For #2, probably need the light closer and more on the hair and right side.

    I think having more flatter/frontal lighting will minimise wrinkles and furrows. But somehow I don't think that is what you are after.
    Ooh that uneven light from the glasses really is small print, nice spot, doesn't appear in #2, really difficult to compensate for that, other than taking the glasses off. If I alter the light ratio as you suggest, I will be tilting towards a flatter light profile, losing the wrinkles and the shadows, which is not what I want (as you have said in the last line!)


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