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Hannah in half-light

Posted by
Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 22 April 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

From our camera club's photo shoot last weekend where one of the members gave up their valuable time to show us different lighting techniques. This time a colour shot, and just one flash in a softbox positioned to the side of Hannah's face.
Models are not my usual photographic subjects, but I must admit to having really enjoyed the topic, while learning a quite a lot about how to light using just one or two flashguns.

Canon EOS 500D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 100 50 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Nice portrait!

22 Apr 2012 5:11am

@Luke: Thanks

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

So when are you setting up your studio then ? Lovely frame by the way.

22 Apr 2012 7:14am

@Nigel: Thanks Nige. Nice to do now and then, but I don't know if I could manage all that fussing for all my images

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wonderful light, superb!

22 Apr 2012 7:17am

@Richard: Thanks

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Now, I don't do portraits at all, so WTF do I know, but just a weenie bit of bounce on the right might be beneficial...maybe...?

22 Apr 2012 7:27am

@CElliottUK: No you are right, but this was early in the day and we were using a single light and moving the model around to see the effect.

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot
Have a lovely day

22 Apr 2012 7:58am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thanks

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Another lovely portrait, seems like a very successful day

22 Apr 2012 8:01am

@Christine: Thanks, it was a fun day and I learned a lot

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb light and a beautiful portrait !

22 Apr 2012 9:22am

@Mhelene: Thanks

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fantastic portrait and it is always wonderful to learn new skills.

22 Apr 2012 9:29am

@kiwisa: Thanks it was fun.

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très beau ton portrait et j'aime beauc oup ton éclairage!!!!

22 Apr 2012 9:37am

@Martine: Thanks

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hätte mir etwas mehr Licht auf der rechten Seite gewünscht. Sonst nicht schlecht.

22 Apr 2012 10:02am

@Heinz: Thanks

tataray from france, France

Wow... jolie !..))

22 Apr 2012 11:39am

@tataray: Thanks

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This pose and lighting really accentuates her beautiful eyes! Nicely captured Doug! ;-)

22 Apr 2012 12:33pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks. It was helpful to have a pretty and experienced model.

Joyce from United States

I agree with Eric. Like the way her hair falls, and great eyes look directly into the viewer's presence. And you do have a good eye for representing the model in her perfect light, and pose. Very good portrait.

22 Apr 2012 12:43pm

@Joyce: Thanks, as I said to Eric it helped that the model knew what she was doing, but it was surprising how just moving the camera model or light slightly had such a change in the final image

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Another good one, the softbox does a good all round job.

22 Apr 2012 1:14pm

@Curly: It was great, just another bit of kit I now need, the question is how do I convince the better half !

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Very good!

22 Apr 2012 1:32pm

@Dimitrios: Thanks

franz from Baden, Austria

just as stunning in colour! love the dramatic light and shade interaction!!!

22 Apr 2012 2:11pm

@franz: Thanks

Don from Spokane, United States

This technique produced a striking portrait. Very dramatic lighting.

22 Apr 2012 2:57pm

@Don: Thanks

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

if I thought yesterday's lighting was a bit harsh...this is spot on and the result is a warm, flattering portrait.

22 Apr 2012 3:19pm

@Ted: Thanks, one more on tomorrow with slightly different lighting again

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous portrait.

22 Apr 2012 4:20pm

@Lena: Thanks

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great lights and colors.

22 Apr 2012 7:25pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I do not care too much the portrait with model ... but I recognize a great value ... in their study of light. I actually served it when studying drawing. It is very important as the light falls on the human body to make a good drawing that has volume ... Nice shot and work! Best regards, Adela

22 Apr 2012 7:57pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Superb and life-like in colour. Great portrait.

22 Apr 2012 7:57pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Fine portrait of and a beautiful girl ;Haleja

22 Apr 2012 8:16pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

so so nice portrait

22 Apr 2012 8:35pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! I really like this one. The light is fantastic! Great job!

22 Apr 2012 10:28pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent portrait, wonderful light !!!

22 Apr 2012 11:02pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

This makes a wonderful companion image to yesterday's post. Nice work, Doug.

22 Apr 2012 11:32pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

ecellent portrait

24 Apr 2012 6:07am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

light on her face is magnificent . this eye is gorgeous !

30 Apr 2012 12:44pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Very much appreciate your comments in this series Doug. Really should take advantage of our local photography course offerings!

3 May 2012 5:11am

Canon EOS 500D
1/200 second
ISO 100
50 mm