Girls with reflections, part II

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Teemu Salminen
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Girls with reflections, part II
Nov 1, 2011

Hello,

I posted here a few pictures a couple of weeks ago and people seemed to like them. Here are some new photos with the same basic idea. I hope that you like them and comments are welcome again, of course.

Teemu Salminen

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In reply to Teemu Salminen, Nov 2, 2011

Very, very good. The first shot particularly has a 1940s look to me.

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In reply to Teemu Salminen, Nov 2, 2011

Two thumbs up.

Obviously the plastic sheets are working well for you.

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In reply to Teemu Salminen, Nov 2, 2011

nice exposure!!! great

but you need to clean the plexy glass
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In reply to Teemu Salminen, Nov 3, 2011

Thank you for the comments CharlieDIY, Sailor Blue, jjlad and Kartika Sari!

Here is one more picture from the session with the white floor.

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In reply to Teemu Salminen, Nov 3, 2011

Weird. I see nothing, just Zoom in or Zoom out in blue letters. No images at all?

I'm assuming the images were not posted in dpreview and were linked and my browser or AVG has omitted the link somehow?

Mack

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GMack wrote:

Weird. I see nothing, just Zoom in or Zoom out in blue letters. No images at all?

I'm assuming the images were not posted in dpreview and were linked and my browser or AVG has omitted the link somehow?

Mack

Hello Mack,

in these pretty rare cases it usually helps if you click "Open in new window".

Cheers,

Teemu Salminen

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In reply to Teemu Salminen, Nov 3, 2011

Teemu:

These are really quite nice. Thanks for sharing, love them.

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In reply to DBCapybara, Nov 16, 2011

Hi Teemu,

Very nice work...
Are you using Canon gear for your pictures ?

James

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In reply to James First 007, Nov 16, 2011

James First 007 wrote:

Hi Teemu,

Very nice work...
Are you using Canon gear for your pictures ?

James

Hi James First 007,

and thank you.

Yes, I´m shooting with a Canon 5D Mark II, and in the studio I´m using most of the time the 70-200mm f/2.8 IS and 85mm f/1.2. Cheers,

Teemu Salminen

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In reply to Teemu Salminen, Nov 17, 2011

Hi Teemu,

I took another look at your web site.
Quite frankly...the best studio photos I have seen yet.

Your skin tone colour are always Perfect.

I am just a hobbist... I do have a small studio in my house...
I am currently shooting with a Nikon D700...

I would be curious to know if after you have shot your picture and have added some PP work to them, if you are using a specific software to achieve those skin tone colours ?

By specific, I mean other than the software that is distributed with the Canon 5D mark ii and CS5 etc...

Thanks,

James

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In reply to James First 007, Nov 17, 2011

It's all about the position of the key light, not the PP. See the fall-off.

That's the key.

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In reply to Tihomir, Nov 18, 2011

Hi,

I was wondering, if for instances, Teemu was using a software called Imagenomic Portraiture or ?????

In search for answers to my lack of experience...

James

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In reply to James First 007, Nov 18, 2011

Nice set, great job.

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James First 007 wrote:

Hi Teemu,

I took another look at your web site.
Quite frankly...the best studio photos I have seen yet.

Your skin tone colour are always Perfect.

I am just a hobbist... I do have a small studio in my house...
I am currently shooting with a Nikon D700...

I would be curious to know if after you have shot your picture and have added some PP work to them, if you are using a specific software to achieve those skin tone colours ?

By specific, I mean other than the software that is distributed with the Canon 5D mark ii and CS5 etc...

Thank you for the comments, James, Tihomir and VivaLasVegas.

James, when I´m shooting in the studio I use a Whiball card to get the colours right (or the way I want), but that´s only a starting point. I shoot raw-files, use Capture One Pro for the tethered shooting and making some adjustments for the pictures. For the final work I use only Photoshop CS5.

By the way, my website is not a tight portfolio, it´s just a collection from the dozens of sessions. There are too many pictures to call it that. Cheers,

Teemu Salminen
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In reply to Teemu Salminen, Nov 18, 2011

Hi Teemu,
Thanks for sharing. Very impressive.

If I might ask, what is your approach to lighting? More specifically, how do you arrive at your exposure settings and how far away (and how high) from models do you place your softboxes.

Sorry I have some many questions. Just trying to take my lighting technique up a level.

Thanks for any help.

-Rod

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rtrice wrote:

Hi Teemu,
Thanks for sharing. Very impressive.

If I might ask, what is your approach to lighting? More specifically, how do you arrive at your exposure settings and how far away (and how high) from models do you place your softboxes.

Sorry I have some many questions. Just trying to take my lighting technique up a level.

Thanks for any help.

-Rod

Hi Rod, usually I use a handheld meter and take the incident metering separately from the main and fill light. Just looking at the histogram from the back of the camera is not accurate enough for me. When shooting with a white background the metering is important. I take metering also from the background and put the power about 2/3-1 of a stop above the reading in front of the models face. Very often the BG is only 2/3 of a stop above the main lights not to get spill light from the BG and to get the colours pop. Also black walls are needed beside the model to help with this. Some cleaning work is needed afterwards with Photoshop of course.

Well, I can´t give any numbers of how high the strobes are or how far they are from the model. It depends of the model and of what kind of picture you are trying to achieve. If you want harder light, you take the lamps further away and vice versa, for example. Also it depends on what kind of modifier you are using.

I usually try to keep the model pretty far from the background (often about 3 meters). I hope this helps a little bit. Cheers,

Teemu Salminen
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In reply to Teemu Salminen, Nov 18, 2011

Hi Teemu,

Many thanks for sharing with us and have a good day !

James

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In reply to Teemu Salminen, Nov 22, 2011

1 - Hmm, don't like it so much; in a triptych like this I would expect to see three very different poses, these are all extremely similar.
2 - Nice light, but the pose is a little blah.

3 - Looks great, nice light, but next time take the time to reset her hair on the plastic, and to wipe the plastic down, as it looks REALLY dusty.

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