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Dasso Photography

Posts: 29

Eugene, Oregon, US

I am looking for thoughts on this image as far as lighting and post process are concerned. I am fairly happy with the lighting, although I may want just a touch more brightness in the highlights. The post processing was VSCO FILM, using the Tri-x 400 preset, then tweaking from there. I don't have a ton of experience with authentic 35mm film (the desired look), so it is hard to say if my goal was achieved.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

The image is my profile picture (not sure how to insert image in this forum)

Jan 10 13 09:11 am Link


Ted Wen

Posts: 60

Sherwood, Oregon, US

I don't see much change needed on the pose. As for lighting, I hope to see a little more definition of the body in the dark area. Either a second light to light up the background just a bit or to the edge of the shoulder and face. I can see the darkness is part of the effect you want to achieve, but I think a subtle amount of light to give the some shape will make this look better.

Jan 10 13 10:56 pm Link



Posts: 12221

Los Angeles, California, US

It looks like you may have tried to somehow simulate film grain. But it doesn't look like film grain to me.

Jan 10 13 11:09 pm Link


The Gross Bite

Posts: 3966

Lansing, Michigan, US

"The image is my profile picture"

This is the image in question.

Something about the size of this image doesn't 'feel' right. Was it cropped? It looks a bit too square for a landscape image. Kind of off the point, but it's what struck me first.

Jan 10 13 11:16 pm Link