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Linda_Gregory
06-25-2008, 10:53 PM
Okay, this is early. This probably also isn't a go but it's one I keep coming back to. It's majorly cropped because her elbow was coming right at me. There's been NOTHING done to this but conversion to jpg and a crop.

Thoughts?

http://www.delanocolor.com/sarahd001.jpg

D._Craig_Flory
06-25-2008, 11:01 PM
Hi Linda;

I have a problem with the lighting. It's not split lighting nor is it Rembrandt ... but it looks like it was trying to be. I'd like it a lot more if you had that nice Rembrandt triangle under her eye. I'd like to see you try rembrandt lighting again.

Mark_Levesque
06-26-2008, 01:29 AM
Linda-

I would like to see you move the light forward so you get a touch of it in the far eye, making it a true Rembrandt pattern. I'd also like to see you move her forward away from the background.

KristiSanger
06-26-2008, 03:48 AM
Hey Linda,

First off I love the background. What did you use?

The image looks like you maybe caught the background in focus and the subject is just a bit out of focus. IDK for sure, but I have done that on accident a few to many times.

Kristi

Linda_Gregory
06-26-2008, 09:15 AM
Thanks all, for your critique. I knew that, I just keep going back to it despite it's faults. I have one with perfect rembrant on her face but as Mark noticed, to do that, her face is not positioned correctly with the camera. Back to the drawing board and as early as I'm, starting, I'll enter as late as possible next year.

Kristi, this is paintable wallpaper I found at Lowes.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=88936-12013-SF084918&lpage=none

One roll was one strip short on two boards, 4 x 10. I used a metallic spray paint on it.

D._Craig_Flory
06-26-2008, 01:44 PM
Thanks all, for your critique. I knew that, I just keep going back to it despite it's faults. I have one with perfect rembrant on her face but as Mark noticed, to do that, her face is not positioned correctly with the camera. Back to the drawing board and as early as I'm, starting, I'll enter as late as possible next year.


Hi Linda;

Rembrandt lighting is usually used on portraits of of guys. I'd rather see her with a loop, modified loop, or a butterfly.

Linda_Gregory
06-26-2008, 01:55 PM
I have plenty of those. We were going with something harder, meaner. This isn't for her walls, wallets or other daily type portraits, this was for an ad. She was wet, cold and loved my lace black shawl. The magazine actually chose one with this lighting of the other girl with black hair and a yellow swimsuit but it's more of a profile.

I liked this one as did she but her elbow kept popping out at me in the full length. That would have been fine for the tv commercials she usually does but not for still images, darn it. We both have a lot to learn.

For lighting, I used the setup Jackie showed last year at Camp Howe. I had to move fast so put my umbrella on the light and closed it down, narrowing the beam to a hard, harsh light.

KristiSanger
06-26-2008, 09:46 PM
Kristi, this is paintable wallpaper I found at Lowes.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=88936-12013-SF084918&lpage=none

One roll was one strip short on two boards, 4 x 10. I used a metallic spray paint on it.

Thanks. Sounds like you and Jackie are on the same wavelength. ;)

Kristi

Jackie_Haggerty
07-02-2008, 04:23 AM
Kristi-

How did you know I have the same wallpaper in my studio? :)

Linda_Gregory
07-05-2008, 03:56 AM
C'mon people, let's GO! We've only got 11 months to go!

Thoughts? No, it's not on a step mount, not going to bother until I know I've got one worthy. ALSO trying to make all of you think and prepare!

http://www.lindagregory.com/cella-cape.jpg

D._Craig_Flory
07-05-2008, 07:23 PM
Hi Linda;

I'm sorry but ... this has too many problems to overcome. Her expression is as if her dog just died. It is way too dark. I don't like the hair but expecially the hair across her mouth.

The concept, and the outfit, can work if executed a bit differently.

Tim_Babin
07-05-2008, 07:47 PM
Hey Linda,

On the first one, I would ask myself some questions. What impact does it have before it is retouched? What story is it trying to tell? Do you have a great name for it that makes the story come out? You can have problems in an image if, to me, if it has impact, story and the problems sort of help to tell the story. So I throw out the rules if I can do all of that.

However, in this one, those that have talked about the lighting are right.

On the second one, you may have some story here. The eyes have some impact but the over all image needs a bump in exposure, the catchlight in the eyes looks like they may have been put in after. The harsh lighting does not add to her beauty imo. But you could have something if you played with it and can tell a story with it.

Linda_Gregory
07-05-2008, 09:01 PM
Yeah, the first one is a good idea gone wrong, no doubt. The second on, printed (I did a small one) is okay under comp lights but awfully dark here, I know. The catchlights are original although the eye tone is lightened quite a bit with just the dodge tool.

I know, title, etc. That's coming but I was going for a dark, moody image.

It was kind of fun to have it so unbearably hot out and have heavy tapestries and velvet inside.

Thanks for the thoughts, I love feedback.

Don_Chick
07-06-2008, 12:01 AM
C'mon people, let's GO! We've only got 11 months to go![/IMG]

Ok, you've yelled loud enough, I'll comment.

You have a beautiful subject, with very nice hair; however, I don't see this print meriting. The biggest issue for me is the hair through her eye. I see a disinterested look on her face; not very engaging and I find the white of the cape takes away from the center of interest.