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    Posted: 22 July 2012 at 17:58
Continued from Self-Portrait Thursday 8.

Simple rules:

You're only allowed to post on Thursdays, and you guessed right, one self portrait and one only per week. We encourage you to share any advanced settings and technique!


And for completeness, here is the list of all the previous threads:
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2012 at 15:24
Very impressive. Great eye-contact and expression on you, and your cat got some great light. It's so hard to photograph black cats.

I'm trying to figure out the light source from its reflection in your cats eyes, but I can't see it well enough. Could you explain your setup please?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2012 at 15:36
Originally posted by p_man p_man wrote:

Very impressive. Great eye-contact and expression on you, and your cat got some great light. It's so hard to photograph black cats.

I'm trying to figure out the light source from its reflection in your cats eyes, but I can't see it well enough. Could you explain your setup please?


Thanks!

You are right; photographing a black cat is very difficult!

The key light is a 6 foot parabolic umbrella very close to me, and I also used a softbox as a fill light.
Here is a 100% crop of the cats face, so you can see the umbrella's specular highlight.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2012 at 15:47
Is that a constant light umbrella? It looks like it has a whole lot of tubes in it. Would a reflector have worked instead of the softbox? Sorry about all the questions, but I find this photo very impressive.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2012 at 16:04
Originally posted by p_man p_man wrote:

Is that a constant light umbrella? It looks like it has a whole lot of tubes in it. Would a reflector have worked instead of the softbox? Sorry about all the questions, but I find this photo very impressive.


No worries. The umbrella was attached to a studio strobe - an AlienBees B800. You are correct, a reflector or fill card would have worked in place of the softbox (I had the softbox set to very low power, so it is not adding that much light to the shot).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2012 at 16:10
Thanks for the info

Looks like a nice day ruvy
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Decided to see what I look like with my hair down covering my face now thats starting to get long again.


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