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i think you got some great cc... i would say i like the second shot better, only because of the definition the shadow makes on her face. and of course her cute smile<img border='0' src='/graphics/mbicons/smilies_v2/smile.gif'>... i've been kind of doing the same as everyone else in studying this. i think this assignment proved to be harder for me. but i love all of your examples....and seeing the pull back shot is great too. it really helps to get a sense of where you are in relationship to the subject....

Thanks Molly for all of the pics. I have been sitting here studying them and the assignemnt trying to get my head around it. Looking at Annie I can see the shadows and also the effect of the reflector in lightening the shadows. I love the pp (if that is your first shot) I really reminded me of the last pic of Annes it the OP for the assignment. SO I dont really have any cc but more thanks for the aha moments!!

I am loving all the diagrams with this assignment..it just makes it so clear. And your stick figures are cute too. I took a couple of pull back shots of my set up for the first assignment (mostly so I could remember for next time <img border='0' src='/graphics/mbicons/smilies_v2/laugh.gif'>)
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You can definately see the difference in shadows from the reflector, no reflector shots. I am really starting to &quot;see&quot; the light when I have something to compare it to.
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And of course I have to add just how cute Annie is. she couldn't have been that uncooperative, when I did my 1st assignment, Coop was so uncooperative that I want with by backup subject - my nephew that can't crawl yet, at least he sat in one spot!

Annie just gets cuter ever day, Molly! <img border='0' src='/graphics/mbicons/smilies_v2/smile.gif'>
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Thanks for posting a pull back shot...I haven't even attemped this assignment yet. I'm scared! lol!
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You've already gotten great cc, so I won't add anything. I would be interested, however, in seeing an edited version of your third image.

Love your drawn in stick people LOL...even tho it was an overcast day it looks like you still got a lot of light coming in. Your shadow is subtle and your edit looks good. I like it. btw...I wish I had a room like that!

OK, first of all:
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1. Love your house...I'm jealous of you.
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2. Love that window...I'm jealous of you.
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Ha! Seriously, that wall color is my favorite color ever. I have two rooms in my house painted similarly as I attempted to get &lt;just&gt; the right shade of Robin's Egg Blue, LOL.
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On to the assignment. Your bay window is fine - great, in fact. It affords you a lot of light, but it also can &quot;wrap around&quot; your subject. It's hard to tell in your pull-back (thanks for that, btw - very helpful!), but if she was more even with the middle window, some of the light would wrap around her left side. If you pushed her back a bit so that she was perhaps more even with where the wall meets the window, you could get some nice shadowing in her bright side, too (because the light would be falling more in front of her rather than on her side and front).
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I do actually prefer the second shot because of the nice shadows, but the first one is in no way &quot;wrong.&quot; Because you have so much room, you could even turn her a bit more towards the window and you wouldn't even need a reflector, because more light would feather around the shadowed side.
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It's funny, I can tell that this is different lighting for you, because as I looked at the second shot, I realized that I've never seen Annie with so much shadowing on her face - most of your shots up til now have been predominantly front/flat or evenly lit. I really like the shadows on her!
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I also have a feeling it's going to be a different feeling for you to pp an image with more shadows. It's a bit more challenging than front-lit shots. I like what you've done here.
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You asked about the placement of the reflector - it does make a difference. If the subject is higher than the reflector, you can end up bouncing light up under their chin and getting a bit of the &quot;monster&quot; effect. If it's too high, it's like having the sun directly overhead - you might end up with darker eyes (but reflectors being too high is a rarity unless you're talking about a baby on the floor and the reflector way up high.
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At the beach house last summer I propped a reflector on a chair and wedged pillows behind and in front of it to hold it in place.
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Great job - I hope you're enjoying shooting in this kind of light.
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Anne
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P.S. It's funny that you said you were shooting in your bathroom - that will come in handy when we talk about &quot;finding light in unexpected places, LOL.

Project - Anne & Molly's NLCC - 45° Window Light: CC Please!
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Project - Anne & Molly's NLCC - 45° Window Light: CC Please!
by Molly C
posted 06/22/09 at 12:12 PM
Galleries: Photography

This was a big challenge for me, but I can really see what a difference the reflector can make. It goes without saying that it would have been easier with a more willing subject {eyeroll}.

Settings: 5DII, ISO 1600, f/2.5, 1/250 with 85mm lens. First is processed, second is SOOC, third is essentially the same shot with no reflector, just to see the shadowing difference, fourth is a pull back shot. Having never attempted anything like this before, except last week when I was practicing in the tiny bathroom I am not sure that I was set up correctly, or if using a bay window was not appropriate.

Would love any and all CC!!!! Thanks, girls!!

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