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how to photo girls with this kind of face shapes? thanks (2 images)
These are 2 photos my friend took during a IT event..

The girl in the photo have a little bit too high cheeks. her photos looks not very nice compare to the actual show girl I have seen in real life..

Another problem is, I am normally not allowed to make studio light setup during this kind of very pack events, and no spaces for me to do also.

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Any suggestions? thanks a lot.

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Direct flash I knew it is a problem, my friend only brought his point and shoot camera..

I have a dslr and external flash, so let's not discuss about direct flash problem.

Just focus on face shape, thanks:)2007 Lynx Award;).

Best Lens:za 135 1.8 (lens for dimlight portrait, shutter speed can be very low to brighten background with sony A700).

Hoping: Canon 135 f1.8/1.6 IS USM + Guide Number 80 New Handle Mount Flash..

Comment #1

You didn't say what kind of camera body you have. What is the crop factor? I suspect using a longer lens and standing further away would help. On an APS-C body like the Rebel/X's I'd think something like the plastic 50 f/1.8 or even better the 50 1.4. It's been a long time since I considered Canon gear...

Comment #2

Well, direct on camera flash is never flattering and that is your main problem here. You could try bouncing the flash or using a flash diffuser..

The other problem is the girls are 'posing' for you and giving you that great big smile..

The greatest of mankind's criminals are those who delude themselves into thinking they have done 'the right thing.'- Rayna Butler..

Comment #3

You are just using too small focal length. Use a longer focal length like 70-80 mm (equivalent) or even 100 mm if you find the problem is not solved.VictorBucuresti, Romaniahttp://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m268/victor_petcu/http://picasaweb.google.com/teodor.nitica/..

Comment #4

You've just got yourself a chubby-cheeked model. If you don't like it, open a new layer in Photoshop, remove all the cheekbone shadows with the clone tool (you don't have to be too exacting here), and then lower opacity of the layer to 50% or 60% to add back just a touch of facial modeling. Should take less than a minute. In a crowded exhibition or convention hall, you often don't have the luxury to stand way back with a long lens. Shooting available light usually creates more problems than it solves...

Comment #5

Lynxlea wrote:.

These are 2 photos my friend took during a IT event.the girl in the photo have a little bit too high cheeks. her photoslooks not very nice compare to the actual show girl I have seen inreal life..

Another problem is, I am normally not allowed to make studio lightsetup during this kind of very pack events, and no spaces for me todo also.

Any suggestions? thanks a lot.

Hmm photos of cute girls with shiny faces because of overblown direct flash (as others have noted)..

First, as others have suggested, it would help to know what kind of camera you're dealing with. They actually make flash diffusers for some point-and-shoots. And even if they don't go buy some low-tech tools, say tracing paper (airmail paper if they still make that) and tape and use it to cover the flash) yes, it will cut down the effective distance it will also DIFFUSE the light..

Then you can consider dialing down the exposure so you're not overpowering the available light. Now chances are, if the available light is tungsten it'd make the background orange. If it's florescent, we're looking at green. If you have a WB setting in your P&S (I think they all do) it's possible to remedy that with a little preparation. You can actually buy a gel to tape over the flash to change the color of your daylight balanced flash. Probably won't be perfect but it will put you in the ballpark (photographers at the newspaper where I work use this for fill flash)..

And finally, as others have suggested, posing techniques (and maybe makeup refreshment) can help. Don't get that big wide smile if you're trying to deemphasize cheek bones..

But in reality, the images are fine for snapshots of pretty girls at an IT show. If you and your friend want to shoot models in a controlled environment, an IT show isn't the place..

'Nice pen, bet you write good stories with it.'..

Comment #6

I think smileing less would make the high cheeks less pronouced..

Comment #7

There's nothing you can practically do, using a P&S in that situation. A little retouching/post processing can minimize that problem. Here I've quickly, and sloppily, taken out most of the flash glare. A little more could reduce the cheek shadows..

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