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Soft siren

Second photo of the series on Miss Soares. This one was a bit hard for me to achieve as it involved two lights. One for some back lighting and the other to illuminate the subject in the front. I also decided to crop it for a bit more impact. What do you think?

One thing I love about portriats and something I always wanna bring out is a part of the subjects personality (hence my personality postcard phrase............had to plug it). Yesterdays shot showed Antonias tom-boyish traits, today I try to show her lady like softness.

On another note I think its time I get a new camera, lately I have been pushing my camera to its limits and sometimes it falls short, alas the mistress has her limitations. Time to get a 5D.

Soft siren

Second photo of the series on Miss Soares. This one was a bit hard for me to achieve as it involved two lights. One for some back lighting and the other to illuminate the subject in the front. I also decided to crop it for a bit more impact. What do you think?

One thing I love about portriats and something I always wanna bring out is a part of the subjects personality (hence my personality postcard phrase............had to plug it). Yesterdays shot showed Antonias tom-boyish traits, today I try to show her lady like softness.

On another note I think its time I get a new camera, lately I have been pushing my camera to its limits and sometimes it falls short, alas the mistress has her limitations. Time to get a 5D.

comments (22)

  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 00:23
The use of space really works Asiko, lovely image. Mal
sk: THANX Mal
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 23 Nov 2006, 06:25
i light the backlighting and framing asiko.
sk: thanx very much Nev
  • E Etomi
  • My new office
  • 23 Nov 2006, 08:21
Nice shot...There are some white squiggles next to her hair and forehead.
sk: squiggles??? whatever do u mean madam?
  • potential old camera buyer
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 10:08
How much will u sell your 350D for ?
sk: sorry the 350D is not for sell, if I buy a new camera I couldn't sell her, she would be mighty upset
I think Bimbo should have been on the right of the frame and with a 4 x 3 crop not a 2 x 1 crop.

Otherwise it's a lovely shot.
Oh! I don't think this is the fault of the camera. You shot this at ISO100. I think you want a better lens. You would have achieved the same thing with a 5D.
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:27
do you have a circular white reflector? I think you need to invest in one..it really makes the differences...

Photography Monthly November 2006 issue is a studio special... you might want to pick it up or you can read my copy.
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:31
I would never have cropped it like this. I really like this, I might have to copy it. Asiko, why have the moon when you can have the sun, why not the 1d MarkII?
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:32
in terms of the positions I think the lady is absolutely fine.. but you ould of varied the neck position slightly more i.e move the right shoulder away from the camera.

A beautiful book you should definitely read is " Professional Posing Techniques for Wedding & Portrait Photographers by Norman Philips
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:33
in terms of the positions I think the lady is absolutely fine.. but you ould of varied the neck position slightly more i.e move the right shoulder away from the camera.

A beautiful book you should definitely read is " Professional Posing Techniques for Wedding & Portrait Photographers by Norman Philips..I have a copy if you want to read it...very small book to read thru very quikly
  • Blacktinkerbell
  • At work
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:46
I'm playing safe and sending my comment to you alone. I like the shot and think the crop works just fine. Only niggle is of course, the squiggles. Around her hair, it's looks like some shadow type thing only light instead of dark. ya dig? Wedding photography? hmmm...thinking about it.
  • Blacktinkerbell
  • At work
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:46
I'm playing safe and sending my comment to you alone. I like the shot and think the crop works just fine. Only niggle is of course, the squiggles. Around her hair, it's looks like some shadow type thing only light instead of dark. ya dig? Wedding photography? hmmm...thinking about it.
  • Blacktinkerbell
  • At work
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:47
I'm playing safe and sending my comment to you alone. I like the shot and think the crop works just fine. Only niggle is of course, the squiggles. Around her hair, it's looks like some shadow type thing only light instead of dark. ya dig? Wedding photography? hmmm...thinking about it.
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2006, 13:52
Title: The battle for copyright is not yet won
Feature: news
Date: 22 November 2006

It seems that any sigh of relief upon last week's news about orphan works was premature. A BJP reader from the US, Cathy Sachs, who also happens to be executive director of the American Society of Picture Professionals, warns us in her letter (published below) that the fight is far from over.


The ASPP, alike the Stock Artists Alliance and the American Society of Media Photographers, is galvanising its members in the belief that Representative Lamar Smith, the sponsor of the Orphan Works Copyright proposal, is not going to back down. He, like many non-photographers, believes that works for which an author cannot be found after a 'reasonably diligent search' should be free to use by whoever wants to use them.

It is worth adding here that if the proposed bill goes through, even if the author (or photographer) does appear, they will only be able to claim 'reasonable compensation' for the use of their work, which will, most importantly, not include statutory damages or the attorney's fees they may well have had to incur. For many, fighting will just not make financial sense.

Meanwhile, in the UK, the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property is being penned as I write. In the summer, more than 400 UK picture libraries and agencies wrote to Mr Gowers to voice their concerns. Now it is a case of waiting to see if these concerns have been taken into account. Let's hope that UK photographers have had more of an influence than US politicians.

- Katie Scott, News Editor.
Beautiful shot. Not much I can say except it makes me want to shoot portraits.
Very nice shot
  • Sorcha
  • Canada
  • 23 Nov 2006, 18:06
hi... i really like everything in this photo. The framing is very unique to me. She is realy stunning, which doesnt hurt, but the angle and the way she seems to glow is quite breath taking. ~S.
  • PhotoSam
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Nov 2006, 18:18
fantastic crop...great lighting...8.25/10

go for the 5d...
  • flag'
  • France
  • 23 Nov 2006, 21:28
I do like this one, asiko. Nice framing and composition helped by a very natural and cute model!
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  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 23 Nov 2006, 22:12
I like the unusual crop and the pose is very nice too.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 23 Nov 2006, 22:43
Sweet shot bro, sweet shot.

Suby
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 24 Nov 2006, 15:18
Nicely done. This really does show her feminine side. She is lovely and the tones are very nice.

I just discovered that my camera and speedlight have wireless capability built in, it was a duh moment. But now I have so much more control when I'm not shooting with studio lighting. I don't know how many cameras have that capability built in, but it is awesome! On mine the commander mode requires the pop-up flash to control the the other speedlights. (it doesn't provide light it just controls the other speedlights). The 5D doesn't have the pop-up flash and it isn't environmentally sealed. Also since the 5D is full frame your lenses may not work with it. Just something to keep in mind when shopping.
sk: thanx Laurie, that was very useful

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