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Shooting with the Rollei 6008AF and a Sinar eMotion22 and eMotion54 Digital Backs by Graham Mitchell A diary by advertising and fashion photographer Graham Mitchell. He's based in London and is a featured Sinar Photographer.

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Old May 18th, 2009, 04:28 PM
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For a local makeup school. Both shot using 150mm f4 PQS lens. First at f16, second at f8.



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Old May 18th, 2009, 05:28 PM
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Lovely photos! (The eye makeup, not so much!)
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Old May 18th, 2009, 11:06 PM
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Hi Graham
what kind of PP (specially on skin?) have you done?
I like the lighting of the 1st one
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Old May 19th, 2009, 01:25 AM
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what kind of PP (specially on skin?) have you done?
I like the lighting of the 1st one
Hi Nicolas, I gave both these images a complete skin makeover, which took about one hour per image just for the skin.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 10:10 AM
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very clean, lovely beauty shots Graham and actually I disagree with Rachel. The eye maekup is integral to the look and feel of the second shot.

I wish I could clean up and retouch like you. Excellent
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Old November 20th, 2009, 06:26 PM
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i love the lighthing, wonderful work cleaning up the skin.
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Old November 25th, 2009, 02:23 AM
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It would be interesting to compare raw shots (no pp) to the final product. We could then see what Graham first saw, the camera shot, and his artistry more clearly.
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For a local makeup school. Both shot using 150mm f4 PQS lens. First at f16, second at f8.





Hi Graham,

These are two important pictures since each has opportunities for understanding numerous components of a beauty portrait. I love the look.

I wonder if we could revisit this and go over the take home points.

First the lighting. How did you approach this, with what thoughts and was it the same for each model?

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First the lighting. How did you approach this, with what thoughts and was it the same for each model?
There were a lot of models to shoot that day, and a constant queue. So I set up one look, and used the same setup for each girl, then spent 10 minutes changing the lighting and shooting them all again.

I just needed to pick a few setups which would give me a variety and which were easy to set up quickly. Sorry, I can't remember specifics.
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Thanks Graham!

Now to everyone else, what might you do to the eye brow in the first picture and the nose in the second. Who wants to tackle these or say why not, to make a full medial part of the eyebrow and a smoother contour of the tip of the nose. forget about truth for the moment.

Just use a CUTOUT of the part of the face you retouch. We don't want actually apply the change to Mark's perfectly good picture. So I'm interested in what your approaches might be and in fact would you ever even consider this on your own work. You don't have to actually make the edit but if you do it would be good to see.

I personally don't feel these edits need to be done, but it would ben nice to see what technics you have to tackle these two challenges.

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