Shots of My Girlfriend (C&C Welcome)

Started Feb 15, 2008 | Discussions thread
bikinchris
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Re: Shots of My Girlfriend (C&C Welcome)
In reply to KennyS, Feb 16, 2008

Go to WalMart and get the sunshades that you put into the window of your car to keep it cool. The silver ones that fold up real small for about $5.00. They make great cheap reflectors. They are not as durable as the $80.00 ones from the photo shops, but they work. Go outside with a friend as a assistant. Turn her sideways or have her back to the sun and fill the shadows with the reflection of the sunshade. You can vary the angle and distance of the reflector to see the effects on her features.

Have fun.

KennyS wrote:

bikinchris wrote:

In a clumbsy sort of way, yes. Looking up her nose is probably not
her best side! You are lucky that she wants to let you take photos of
her (and that she is so pretty too). So practice a lot. Post here
often with your results also!

Remember that light is what makes an image great. There are several
great books that can help you understand modeling (light, not your
subject). A single flash does not usually make a great image.

Chris, Broussard, LA

Upon further review of the last image, I can see that the lighting
created an appearance of a double chin, so I think I understand what
you mean.

I've been reading lots and lots, and learning lots and lots... but do
not own the necessary equipment yet.

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Chris, Broussard, LA

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