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my first ever beauty dish - test shot 1

Some of you may get a laugh from this, after all my critiques of late. This is an opportunistic shot of my daughter, Rebecca. Unusually, she was ready for an evening out, very early. It so happened it was the day I took delivery of my first ever beauty dish. In fact I got two, 44cm and 70cm. My new ELB HS lighting won't be here until tomorrow,...

Advice on contrast

I've been playing around with different lighting setups but I struggle with creating the contrast that I am looking for. You can see the attached image as an example. Does anyone have suggestions on how to go about this? Simply pulling blacks down or increasing contrast in post doesn't seem to give the results I'm looking for. Is it a dodge and...

New Zealand lake

Hi guys
I hope you had a great weekend!

This photo is back from 2014 when I did a tour around New Zealand. I can't remember the name of the lake, but I know that I have seen a ton of photos from this place and the small wooden bridge, which you can't see in this photo.
A quick shot of the lake, not planned or anything. Took...

Advice on contrast

I've been playing around with different lighting setups but I struggle with creating the contrast that I am looking for. You can see the attached image as an example. Does anyone have suggestions on how to go about this? Simply pulling blacks down or increasing contrast in post doesn't seem to give the results I'm looking for. Is it a dodge and...

Gold rush

Hi everyone!
Something from my recent studio session. We tried different things. From a simple one-light set to a more "glamorous" look like this one here. I used 3 lights, one from above the model (big octa) and 2 strips left and right next to the model. Just a little post processing was necessary, mainly some d&b and color grading...

Website Critique

Hey hey fellow Fstoppers,

I'm about to have a new web designer dig into my site and I have a couple of ideas that need fixing but I was hoping my wedding peers here might give it the once over and let me know your first impressions (what you think works and what doesn't).

Web site is http://robandlizzie.com/

Thanks in...