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Hi and welcome back.

I’m leaving in a few minutes to run my presentation and workshops at Unique Photo in Fairfield, NJ.

If you are in the neighborhood, check it out.  Tonight is a shooting presentation, tomorrow is a full shooting workshop.  Want to build your portfolio and work with two different models under multiple lighting techniques, then join in the fun!

Link: Unique Photo

The other day I worked with Emily and we did a few glamour headshots.  I love this lighting look as it is clean and bright and just plain old fun.

I shot a Hensel 500 WS strobe into a Phottix Luna beauty dish with diffusion panel.  The silver reflector below is a California Sunbounce Sun Mover attached to a Matthews Hollywood grip arm.  The back light is another Hensel strobe with a 20 degree grid to control spill right behind her head.

Nikon D3, 105 f/2 DC lens

Exposure: 1/125 @ f/9, ISO 200, WB Daylight

Remember, when shooting for glamour shots, you need to overexpose the face by about 2/3 of a stop of light.  The original exposure was 1/125 @ f/11, but this produced a darker image in the shadows.  I overexposed by 2/3 with aperture and went to f/9.  You need to be careful as you need to brighten the image but not clip highlights.  At 2/3 overexposure, you should be just about right.

I retouched and smoothed skin in Totally Rad Actions Portrait Retouch V2, my preferred retouching software.

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_RVH4679_RVH4661That’s it for now.

Till next time, stay glamorous!