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AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 13048

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Almost every beauty image I have done is with a single dish so feel free to take a look.  I however process every image I display (or keep for that matter) with at least raw and Lightroom tweaks.  Beauty images are always retouched in PS, I do not however create that plastic skin look smile

Jul 11 13 04:36 pm Link

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Fotografica Gregor

Posts: 4126

Alexandria, Virginia, US

Silver Mola Demi with white grid, straight on,  and slightly elevated

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130228/13/512fd250367a7.jpg


White Mola Setti with black grid, straight on and a slightly elevated

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120327/19/4f727d441e8a2.jpg

White Mola Setti about 60 degees to camera left

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120621/06/4fe31da457a8f.jpg

White Mola Setti 45 degrees to camera left and somewhat elevated

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120708/10/4ff9c029806b5.jpg

White Mola Demi no grid 45 degrees to camera left and slightly high - figure work
18+
http://studio-gregor.tumblr.com/image/54701847286
18+

nuance:  don't aim the light at the model's face - either use it close and aimed below her face with a reflector for fill or use it high or to the side and pointed straight - feather the light for softness or use the falloff distribution in the light cone for even lighting.   Also use the beauty dish pretty close - like all modifiers it becomes "harder" the farther away from the subject.....

Jul 11 13 04:56 pm Link

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-JAY-

Posts: 6744

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Very little post work. One or two blemishes - Orange B/W filter - cropped for boards.

Bare silver 22" dish with a YN460II flash - refelctor underneath.

http://www.jayleavitt.com/links/leticia_ls.jpg

Jul 11 13 05:58 pm Link

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JDF Photography

Posts: 1946

Marengo, Ohio, US

Current avatar. Light slightly off axis and minor tweek in post production.

Jul 12 13 01:59 pm Link

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Jorge Kreimer

Posts: 3029

Los Angeles, California, US

Jul 12 13 02:49 pm Link

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Stephen K Photography

Posts: 148

San Francisco, California, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120820/18/5032ea8ec80bb.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120113/00/4f0ff142e889d.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121113/02/50a22123839d6.jpg

^22" beauty overhead with a grid, nothing else.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120621/13/4fe38938477a5.jpg
^22" beauty overhead with a grid, light fill from a speedlite shot into a reflected umbrella from below.

Jul 13 13 01:27 am Link

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EyeCanShoot

Posts: 1198

Orlando, Florida, US

Fotografica Gregor wrote:
Silver Mola Demi with white grid, straight on,  and slightly elevated

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130228/13/512fd250367a7.jpg


White Mola Setti with black grid, straight on and a slightly elevated

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120327/19/4f727d441e8a2.jpg

White Mola Setti about 60 degees to camera left

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120621/06/4fe31da457a8f.jpg

White Mola Setti 45 degrees to camera left and somewhat elevated

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120708/10/4ff9c029806b5.jpg

White Mola Demi no grid 45 degrees to camera left and slightly high - figure work
18+
http://studio-gregor.tumblr.com/image/54701847286
18+

nuance:  don't aim the light at the model's face - either use it close and aimed below her face with a reflector for fill or use it high or to the side and pointed straight - feather the light for softness or use the falloff distribution in the light cone for even lighting.   Also use the beauty dish pretty close - like all modifiers it becomes "harder" the farther away from the subject.....

This is just gorgeous.

Jul 15 13 07:47 am Link

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EyeCanShoot

Posts: 1198

Orlando, Florida, US

BUMP ITTTTTTTTTT

Feb 25 14 05:17 pm Link

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TIMELESS

Posts: 206

Baltimore, Maryland, US

22" Paul C Buff, Silver with Sock above and slightly off center

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140513/15/5372a3ddebff0_m.jpg

May 14 14 09:54 am Link

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Ricardo Mejia

Posts: 411

Denver, Colorado, US

May 18 14 11:50 am Link

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J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 12221

Los Angeles, California, US

Single gridded 33" deep beauty dish at about 8-9 ft from model.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/100905/17/4c843b9a7df91.jpg

May 18 14 02:23 pm Link

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EyeCanShoot

Posts: 1198

Orlando, Florida, US

BUMP! Revival! Hello, mmers! I know there has to be some new work that can be posted. If you post examples, please post diagram of how you shot it or explain.. to help others! Thank you all in advance!

Mar 08 15 09:44 am Link

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Noah Russell

Posts: 472

Snohomish, Washington, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/141007/02/5433b5ea4c141_m.jpg
16in beauty dish with a grid on the landing kitty-corner from the model.
Larger

Cheers!
Noah

Mar 08 15 03:36 pm Link

Photographer

EyeCanShoot

Posts: 1198

Orlando, Florida, US

bumpidy

Aug 24 15 07:01 pm Link

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rickspix_uk

Posts: 125

Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom

This was shot on sunday with a single BD , 28" but unsure of the make as at a rented studio, but was approx  2ft above the model and 3 - 4 ft away !
http://www.rickspix-uk.co.uk/media/gallery/00153-Edit-2.jpg

Aug 25 15 08:36 am Link

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EyeCanShoot

Posts: 1198

Orlando, Florida, US

rickspix_uk wrote:
This was shot on sunday with a single BD , 28" but unsure of the make as at a rented studio, but was approx  2ft above the model and 3 - 4 ft away !
http://www.rickspix-uk.co.uk/media/gallery/00153-Edit-2.jpg

Whoop... nice!

Aug 25 15 08:38 am Link

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John Fisher

Posts: 2165

Miami Beach, Florida, US

Like Stephen K. I like to use my beauty dish to produce a more dramatic lighting effect. I often use a grid on the dish to provide even more directional lighting. In this picture of Mia Foley a single light was located above and to the camera left.

http://www.johnfisher.com/images/1miafoley5534fscrop.jpg

This is another example but with the model turned so that her face was more directly lit with the beauty dish and a grid. An assistant held a silver reflector under the model's face to provide some fill on her neck.

http://www.johnfisher.com/images/1sara3427fs.jpg

I was watching a video of a Bvlgari commercial featuring Kate Moss where her head was tipped up directly into a hard light. As she brought her face down slowly, her cheek bones exploded into the picture. I was so impressed I started to do some experimenting using the beauty dish on a short boom to get the light directly in front and above the model's face. With the right model (Kate was not available), you can really get some dramatic and beautiful images! (A hint, move the light back and forth in front of the model and you can visually see where you get the best effect.) Again, I was using a grid to make the light more direct.

http://www.johnfisher.com/images/1julia8577fs.jpg
The model is Yulia Laktionova, who in addition to being a great beauty, is an accomplished photographer! Yulia is featured in the 2016 "Beach Babes" calendar published by Zebra Publishing and available in Barnes and Noble as well as through many online retailers such as Amazon.com.

John
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John L. Fisher
700 Euclid Avenue, Suite 110
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 534-9322
http://www.johnfisher.com

Aug 25 15 01:11 pm Link

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Blimey Studios

Posts: 778

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

One light on Model
One Reflector on Model's lap
One light on backdrop
One Amazing MUA
One Beautiful Model

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140430/09/5361293eaa250.jpg

Aug 25 15 01:44 pm Link

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Wicked LA Pix

Posts: 2183

Yucaipa, California, US

One 28" Fotodiox beauty dish with sock, camera left, AB1600. Little or no retouching.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140807/19/53e43a98f2f4c.jpg

Aug 25 15 02:17 pm Link

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EyeCanShoot

Posts: 1198

Orlando, Florida, US

Dear god............. smile

John Fisher wrote:
Like Stephen K. I like to use my beauty dish to produce a more dramatic lighting effect. I often use a grid on the dish to provide even more directional lighting. In this picture of Mia Foley a single light was located above and to the camera right.

http://www.johnfisher.com/images/1miafoley5534fscrop.jpg

This is another example but with the model turned so that her face was more directly lit with the beauty dish and a grid. An assistant held a silver reflector under the model's face to provide some fill on her neck.

http://www.johnfisher.com/images/1sara3427fs.jpg

I was watching a video of a Bvlgari commercial featuring Kate Moss where her head was tipped up directly into a hard light. As she brought her face down slowly, her cheek bones exploded into the picture. I was so impressed I started to do some experimenting using the beauty dish on a short boom to get the light directly in front and above the model's face. With the right model (Kate was not available), you can really get some dramatic and beautiful images! (A hint, move the light back and forth in front of the model and you can visually see where you get the best effect.) Again, I was using a grid to make the light more direct.

http://www.johnfisher.com/images/1julia8577fs.jpg
The model is Yulia Laktionova, who in addition to being a great beauty, is an accomplished photographer! Yulia is featured in the 2016 "Beach Babes" calendar published by Zebra Publishing and available in Barnes and Noble as well as through many online retailers such as Amazon.com.

John
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John L. Fisher
700 Euclid Avenue, Suite 110
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
(305) 534-9322
http://www.johnfisher.com

Aug 25 15 02:25 pm Link

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EyeCanShoot

Posts: 1198

Orlando, Florida, US

stunning.......

Blimey Studios wrote:
One light on Model
One Reflector on Model's lap
One light on backdrop
One Amazing MUA
One Beautiful Model

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/140430/09/5361293eaa250.jpg

Aug 25 15 02:25 pm Link

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EyeCanShoot

Posts: 1198

Orlando, Florida, US

bump

Mar 21 16 05:27 pm Link