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edG
06-28-2011, 07:19 PM
In my other post about shooting a portrait with one large light (http://www.photography.ca/Forums/f21/one-light-portrait-75-umbrella-15218.html) source Marko had commented that my white tee shirt was most likely adding some reflected light and indicated that a black shirt would possibly add more drama by lowering the overall brightness by eliminating the added reflection.

Shoot Through version
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6015/5882003255_bc8e60bf8b_z.jpg

Full Size Image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bounced_light/5882003255/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

Reflective version
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5192/5882003229_3a9cb53ea1_z.jpg

Full size image (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bounced_light/5882003229/sizes/o/in/photostream/)

From the results above I have to agree with Marko. Thanks!

Bambi
06-28-2011, 08:36 PM
very nice Ed!

edG
06-29-2011, 07:02 AM
Thanks Bambi!

Richard
06-29-2011, 09:42 AM
very nice Ed, these seem to have more light in the eyes. great portraits.

Marko
06-29-2011, 12:30 PM
I like these too ed - quite nice tones. The position of your face in these shots does not exactly match the previous shots so the lighting pattern is slightly different which makes judging them side by side more difficult. I like both sets but i do think the black shirt works better as a whole and the shot is slightly more dramatic with the black shirt.
Certainly from an "eye guiding" P.O.V. imo, the black shirt is far superior as it zeros my eye right to your face.

Iguanasan
06-29-2011, 09:13 PM
I like your results and I agree with Marko, the black seems to work much better than the white.

asnow
06-29-2011, 11:40 PM
I like thses much better than the white shirt. I think the black works better.

edG
07-02-2011, 06:53 AM
Thanks Richard, Marko, Iggy and asnow!

Hillbillygirl
07-03-2011, 08:40 AM
Have looked at both, and both are very well done, but have to agree this black shirt set does tone down the reflections and brings more detail into the portrait.
Very well done on both accounts Ed.

edG
07-03-2011, 02:28 PM
Thanks HBG!