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  • #3028
    dicksforeyes
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    Before copy/pasting I often have to “Convert to profile” and choose sRGB IEC61966-2.1 as the Destination Space.

    #3030
    stef
    Moderator

    I use a browser that supports color spaces, but you should save for web using sRGB and DO NOT embed the color profile. The purpose is to produce images for browsers that don’t use color profiles, so don’t embed it because the old browsers won’t use it anyway, and modern ones will default to it.

     

    As far as using dual key softboxes, it’s a not-so-common technique for headshots. There’s one famous celebrity photographer that uses it, although I cannot remember his name. It tends to create some very flat, bright lighting, so you have to feather the boxes well so the ears are not overexposed, and pose the person well (generally looking like a mug shot). Doing this causes some cool eye effects, much like cat eyes.

     

    #3032
    dicksforeyes
    Member

    Erroneous. Some browsers don’t assume sRGB if there’s no embedded profile and will use the display profile instead. This is why you should convert to sRGB and include the color profile for maximum compatibility.

    #3033
    AndyF
    Member

    “Eyes are motion blurred. Making progress though.”

    That’s not motion blur. That’s DOF. Or rather lack of it.

    #3034
    dicksforeyes
    Member

    It’s possible, I didn’t look that hard. I’m not sure what you would win though as it doesn’t really matter if it’s lens blur or motion blur.

    Maybe if you guys think a little harder, perhaps work together, you could really nail me on something. Here’s a pencil and some scrap paper. Good luck.

    #3040
    AndyF
    Member

    “It’s possible, I didn’t look that hard.”

    Obviously.

     

    #3069
    DavidVRJ
    Member

    Every shoot I get much better; I made her look daamn good https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/391525_4309703536818_1869910956_n.jpg

     

    anything I should change?

    #3070
    dicksforeyes
    Member

    Yes, don’t host photos on Facebook. I can’t tell if something’s wrong with the focus or if it’s just the compression. You can actually just paste photos right into Imgur.com.

    #3071
    DavidVRJ
    Member

    The focus is flawless in that pic; The front eye is perfectly in focus and the back eye is slightly out of focus as it’s further from the camera, as expected. I  took the pic just now and quickly edited the hair, so that’s just a link to her default pic. here it is on smugmug http://www.davidvrj.com/Category/Headshots/i-TtnrkHc/0/XL/damn-XL.jpg

    btw, here’s her most recent facebook pic https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/548513_10150732620322181_1546281514_n.jpg

     

    and this is possibly her best ever photo before mine, taken a year and a half ago https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/225574_10150172572512181_1987505_n.jpg

    for comparison.

    #3072
    dicksforeyes
    Member

    What camera and lens are you shooting with?

    #3073
    DavidVRJ
    Member

    5d mark II with 70-200 2.8 IS lens

    135mm focal length, with a few tweaks here and there of shutter speed 1/200, 2.8 f stop and 200 iso, depending on the lights and subject

    custom white balance and portrait picture style with a little more sharpness and contrast added in camera

     

    the 70-200 lens isn’t my ideal lens, but it’s what I have. I’d like to try out the 135mm prime, but i’m afraid it might be too detailed. Maybe I’m wrong

    #3074
    dicksforeyes
    Member

    I was going to say what you’ve got now is great, but you’d see a palpable improvement with the 85mm 1.8. Incredible lens for the money too.

    #3076
    DavidVRJ
    Member

    I would have to get in way too close with the 85mm for headshots; everything looks much more flattering at 135mm for photos like mine, maybe even 100mm but no closer. I think 135 is the definite sweet spot. for photos like yours, or this http://www.davidvrj.com/Category/Headshots/i-bZGLQcX/0/L/pinup-L.jpg I’d definitely prefer the 85mm as I’d be the same distance away to capture that much of the subject

     

    (ignore the fact that it says “pinup”; a chick challenged me to take pinup photos and I asked her if that counts. I took the photo before she challenged me and just saved it with that name)

    #3080
    dicksforeyes
    Member

    85mm is considered the ideal focal length for headshots by many people. Peter Hurley actually recommends shooting at 85mm as this is the approximate equivalent to his 120mm on medium format. I’ve actually done the Peter Hurley style headshots before with the 85 and the results were excellent. However, in my experience there is no ideal focal length. Everyone’s appearance is affected differently by lens compression due to the varying shapes of faces. Some people look better at 85, 100, 135, etc.

    #3081
    DavidVRJ
    Member

    I’ve experimented with it and noses look a bit bigger with the 85mm. I personally love shooting headshots at 135mm, and on peter hurley’s site he recommends the 100mm f2.8 macro for canon. Can I see some of your headshots?

    http://ph2pro.com/gear/101

     

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