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Richard
05-20-2010, 04:43 AM
I've been trying out the clam-shell lighting technique for lighting children, since the soft wrap-around light seems to work well with their 'good skin'. This was one of my favourites from lasts nights experiments.

Marko
05-20-2010, 10:29 AM
Wonderful portrait! Dig the lighting, skin tones, expression, overall sharpness :highfive:

Bambi
05-20-2010, 11:45 AM
what a beautiful little boy. I especially like the catch lights in his eyes-they look like stars

Iguanasan
05-20-2010, 02:20 PM
Great portrait of a cute little kid. Nicely done. The catchlights are interesting too!

Mad Aussie
05-20-2010, 06:26 PM
what a beautiful little boy. I especially like the catch lights in his eyes-they look like stars
That's the one thing I didn't like. To me it looks wrong and distracting.

Bambi
05-20-2010, 09:28 PM
That's the one thing I didn't like. To me it looks wrong and distracting.

well I see your point but to me it added to his personality.

JAS_Photo
05-21-2010, 03:09 AM
Very cute image! Are the catch lights from flourescent photo lights and umbrella? Or pp? I like them in the little boy. In an adult I might find them too "cutesy" but in this one it suits the little guy. Very appealing portrait for sure. :)

Richard
05-21-2010, 04:27 AM
Hi all, thanks for the comments, personally I'm not a big fan of the catch-lights I caught here, they didn't come out at all how I expected but didn't have much time to change the se-tup before Andrew got board.


I was using a new silver/black umbrella (bought cheap on ebay), I found it created really wired unusual catch-lights, that look to much like spiders. I probably could have fixed it to a more conventional catch-light shape in post processing, but I'm really trying to get as much right in camera as possible.


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5VXBKWV6nyA/S_TYwjr7xZI/AAAAAAAAAYM/Hr25Wow-4jw/s1600/ClamShell+LIGHITNG+SETUP.jpg

AntZ
05-23-2010, 05:16 AM
Fantastic lighting Richard. The stars in the eyes are cool. The diagram is great for explaining your setup.

Hillbillygirl
05-24-2010, 08:30 AM
Beautiful shot, and excellent work on the lighting Richard.