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    Default So early it HURTS!

    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?

    Linda Gregory
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    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.

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    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.
    Mark Levesque, CPP, M. Photog., Cr. Photog, A.C. Ph., CPP Liaison, PPCC Judge

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    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
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    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?actio...918&lpage=none

    One roll was one strip short on two boards, 4 x 10. I used a metallic spray paint on it.
    Linda Gregory
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Gregory View Post
    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.

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    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.
    Linda Gregory
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Gregory View Post

    Kristi, this is paintable wallpaper I found at Lowes.

    http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...918&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
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    Kristi-

    How did you know I have the same wallpaper in my studio?
    Jackie Haggerty
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    I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going to. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you're going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you.

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    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!

    Linda Gregory
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