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Old July 7th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Hi guys.... newbie here. I just recently had my first beach shoot... a couple of days ago in Malibu, CA. I had to use a friend's strobe setup since I mostly do studio and on location ...... awaaay from water.

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Old July 8th, 2011, 01:59 AM
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Hi guys.... newbie here. I just recently had my first beach shoot... a couple of days ago in Malibu, CA. I had to use a friend's strobe setup since I mostly do studio and on location ...... awaaay from water.

c & c is greatly appreciated.

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Hi Phil,

Congrats on a great first shoot. It already is pretty wonderful, but you start off well with a pretty girl and a great open beach.

I like her pose and the wisp of hair blowing on her face. The reflections on her thigh and top edge of lips seem too strong and distracting. What processing have you done. I'd love to see the face a little softer, perhaps it's the glow on the left cheek that's a bit strong. What about recovering detail in the body of her hair?

I really like the highlight sparkle "detail" receding towards the water. Is it reflections from rocks or water? It's better than just plain smooth OOF b.g.

Overall, a commendable and engaging picture!

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Old July 8th, 2011, 09:32 AM
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Hi Phil,

Congrats on a great first shoot. It already is pretty wonderful, but you start off well with a pretty girl and a great open beach.

I like her pose and the wisp of hair blowing on her face. The reflections on her thigh and top edge of lips seem too strong and distracting. What processing have you done. I'd love to see the face a little softer, perhaps it's the glow on the left cheek that's a bit strong. What about recovering detail in the body of her hair?

I really like the highlight sparkle "detail" receding towards the water. Is it reflections from rocks or water? It's better than just plain smooth OOF b.g.

Overall, a commendable and engaging picture!

Asher
thank you . I really appreciate your comments.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 10:58 AM
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Phil,

The toning here is interesting. This would be nice for a magazine editorial picture at the beginning of an article as there's good space for text. I wonder whether you could open up the face with a large reflector to your right? The super bright water works, but is this much of blow out needed. More light on her would allow you to stop down and control the rather over-bright b.g.

Anyway, what's here name? It's good to recognize her and when you find a subject like her, just do more more! Everything from here on is the lighting distribution.

Where did you find her?

Asher
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Old July 8th, 2011, 02:18 PM
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Phil,

The toning here is interesting. This would be nice for a magazine editorial picture at the beginning of an article as there's good space for text. I wonder whether you could open up the face with a large reflector to your right? The super bright water works, but is this much of blow out needed. More light on her would allow you to stop down and control the rather over-bright b.g.

Anyway, what's here name? It's good to recognize her and when you find a subject like her, just do more more! Everything from here on is the lighting distribution.

Where did you find her?

Asher
thanks Asher... I will keep all that in mind when I do this type of shoot again in similar conditions. I was struggling with the strobe since I was still learning it while I was using it.

She emailed me at my website.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 01:49 AM
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So we should also know what your website is :).

I like the number 3 as well: my favorite second is number 1.

The only thing - to me - is the feet on the number 3, it looks like a hard pose to hold on a shoot. The mood is really nice and the lady beautiful.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 12:14 PM
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So we should also know what your website is :).

I like the number 3 as well: my favorite second is number 1.

The only thing - to me - is the feet on the number 3, it looks like a hard pose to hold on a shoot. The mood is really nice and the lady beautiful.
thank you. I was trying to make her as comfortable as I want her too. I guess she just held that pose because I didn't say anything.... I should always ask if the pose is relaxed and comfortable to her before I push the shutter button.

oh... and thank you for asking about my website... (shameless plug.. LOL)

it's www.philfenandezphotography.com
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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:38 AM
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oh... and thank you for asking about my website... (shameless plug.. LOL)

it's www.philfenandezphotography.com

You can be proud!
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Old July 10th, 2011, 04:38 PM
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thank you :)
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Old November 29th, 2011, 06:24 AM
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As I sit here in my studio looking out the rainy window today I can only think how lucky you are to be in location like that!
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