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A Study of Scarlett...

Discussion in 'Portraits, People, & Pets' started by F2Bthere, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. F2Bthere

    F2Bthere Premium Member

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    Still seeking inspiration from master painters....

    C & C welcomed.

     
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    Looks very close to Rembrandt lighting--and that sure sounds like "inspiration from master painters" to me!

    What was the light setup?

    I'm on the fence about whether a rim/hair light on the dark side would contribute. It seems awfully dark there, but Rembrandt's paintings look awfully dark in the hair of the unlit side. I guess I'd shoot some with and without and pick the one I liked best.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback!

    The light is a Deep Octa set to camera right and a reflector on camera left.

    A rim light is certainly a good option in portraits. I am avoiding it in these images because I want them to appear less "modern" in their lighting sensibility. Caravaggio and the Dutch painters are my inspiration.

    To get more separation, I would be more likely to angle the light so more of it hits the background, as in this image (shot on the same day with almost the same set-up but a different light placement and reflector placement).



    Doing so would change the background from black, since it would be more lit.
     
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    Nice! I think I like this one more because of the separation, it really does look classic. And it is a textbook example of Rembrandt lighting, with the triangle of light formed above the intersection of shadow of the nose with the shadow of the cheek and good catchlight in both eyes.
    Beautiful portraits.
     
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    Thank you for taking the time to look and, especially, to share your reactions to the images.
     
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    Love it, gorgeous.

    But I think taking the table (?) down a tweak might be useful, but like your other portrait.....
    .gorgeous.
     
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    You could be arrested for being that pretty, and your picture "does her justice", for sure.
     
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    these are simply beautiful lighting.
     
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