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Old Mar-18-2012, 07:31 AM
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new portrait. One light setup - ring light! Conversion in Capture One and some tweaks in PS.






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Old Mar-18-2012, 10:15 AM
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Old Mar-18-2012, 10:17 AM
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Old Mar-18-2012, 11:04 AM
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I know that everyone comments on the catch lights every time that someone posts a headshot taken with a ringlight, but nevertheless...I'm commenting on the catch lights. Here's my take: particularly on a dark photo like this where you can't see any detail in the model's eyes, the catch lights are really freaky. Imagine looking at this if you weren't a photographer and didn't know why there was a weird white ring in the guy's eyes. In this case, perhaps it works since he looks like a wizard and those could be magical eyes, but normally those catch lights just don't make any sense.

That being said, it's a great portrait (I'd just retouch the catch lights).
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Old Mar-18-2012, 11:26 AM
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I know that everyone comments on the catch lights every time that someone posts a headshot taken with a ringlight, but nevertheless...I'm commenting on the catch lights. Here's my take: particularly on a dark photo like this where you can't see any detail in the model's eyes, the catch lights are really freaky. Imagine looking at this if you weren't a photographer and didn't know why there was a weird white ring in the guy's eyes. In this case, perhaps it works since he looks like a wizard and those could be magical eyes, but normally those catch lights just don't make any sense.

That being said, it's a great portrait (I'd just retouch the catch lights).
Great comment. It is great to read opinions from all the people. I know what you mean about the catch lights - well I used the light for that effect - because I love the catchlights. But that is just my freaky taste :) Still, thank you for commenting.
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Old Mar-18-2012, 03:49 PM
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he looks like a wizard and those could be magical eyes
Oooh . . . ring of fire.
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Old Mar-18-2012, 08:20 PM
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I don't know why, but this puts me in mind of a boxer, so the ring catch lights totally make sense; or it could be that the ring light is what made me think of it either way. The one thing I'm curious about: was the bokeh added in post or was it created in capture?
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Old Mar-18-2012, 08:41 PM
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I know that everyone comments on the catch lights every time that someone posts a headshot taken with a ringlight, but nevertheless...I'm commenting on the catch lights. Here's my take: particularly on a dark photo like this where you can't see any detail in the model's eyes, the catch lights are really freaky. Imagine looking at this if you weren't a photographer and didn't know why there was a weird white ring in the guy's eyes. In this case, perhaps it works since he looks like a wizard and those could be magical eyes, but normally those catch lights just don't make any sense.

That being said, it's a great portrait (I'd just retouch the catch lights).
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Great comment. It is great to read opinions from all the people. I know what you mean about the catch lights - well I used the light for that effect - because I love the catchlights. But that is just my freaky taste :) Still, thank you for commenting.
I love the lighting and mood on these two but I'm in Brett's camp. Personally, I can't get past the catchlights. I know that is my personal thing but it is what it is. I like everthing else about them though
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It is Canon 85 mm f1.2 the dof is from the lens.
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Old Mar-19-2012, 01:10 AM
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The second one is killer!
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Old Mar-19-2012, 01:13 AM
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The second one is killer!
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Old Mar-19-2012, 02:57 AM
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Like both and the ring light. Just amazed at how clean C1 can make files. They seem to be a little more sharper out of C1 than other converters.
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Old Mar-19-2012, 03:07 AM
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Like both and the ring light. Just amazed at how clean C1 can make files. They seem to be a little more sharper out of C1 than other converters.
You made my day Hackbone!! Yes C1 is the best of the best.


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Old Mar-23-2012, 09:59 PM
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The second image is very cool. Love the ring flash catch lights in his eyes. I look at this photo and think, "These are not the droids you're looking for."
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Old Mar-24-2012, 07:40 AM
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The second image is very cool. Love the ring flash catch lights in his eyes. I look at this photo and think, "These are not the droids you're looking for."
Thank you for that comment.


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