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Ballet in Black

Discussion in 'Studio Images Forum' started by stanm, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. stanm

    stanm Always on

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    A couple from a studio shoot this week

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  2. hooferinsane

    hooferinsane EXIF Seeker Super Moderator

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    Achieving the separation of the subject in black from the black bg would always be difficult IMO, but think you have achieved it, probably better in the second than the first
     
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    Look fine to me but the floor creases would be better removed. Good overall lighting on the subject.
    It's good to have access to a studio.
     
  4. tenchy

    tenchy Rain maker Administrator

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    nice model with good elegance. Agree the background could use darkening to lose the creases
     
  5. stanm

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    Thanks guys

    This is the first time of shooting a model in a studio so quite pleased and as said it is very difficult to get separation of the black against black which is why I have not done too much with the background, although I have been experimenting with some of the images, the first I think I used a curves layer to darken the overall image and then masked out the ballerina. Some of the creases still need to be sorted but those on the floor are probably best sorted with cloning or contact aware rather than further darkening as I think some difference in tone is needed to avoid the subject floating in space

    Thanks for the feedback

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    Haripaul Always on Premium Member

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    Well done on your first time in the studio, lighting is good and the model has done excellent poses, I agree with the others on separation of the blacks always difficult to get right.
     
  7. stanm

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    thanks

    I have since spoken to the professional tog at the studio who set the lights up as I wondered if his shots needed much post processing to get separation and he said, no, the lights were set up to avoid that problem and in fact we were all shooting with the same camera settings as well. The difference of course could be the fact the model was not quite in the same position for each shot / photographer

    Here is a couple more where the separation, i think is more even

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    The penultimate in the series is splendid -- As said above, lose the creases on the black matt, but otherwise very nice shots.

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