2nd Portrait/Candid Session (C&C Welcome) - 3 Shots

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  1. Samriel

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    Once again I had a friend pose for me. Really have a problem with male posing, and still cannot always get a perfect focus on both eyes... I guess practice makes perfect. I also felt my model needs to work on his facial expressions a bit more. :mrgreen: Comments, critique, impressions - all welcome and appreciated.

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    Again....the first one is my favorite. And again...it's the depth that draws me in.

    I can see what you mean about the posing. He seems really uncomfortable in #2.
     
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    In #2 he looks like he's gonna throw up :p Sorry, just the face expression...
     
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    I like the pose on #3 but left ramp draws some attention and leads eyes to background.

    There seem to be a blueish tint more evident #1 and #3 (look at the white portion of the shirt under the chin in #1, the shadows look a little blue) ... may be my monitor.
     
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    You're right about the tint! I've checked and it seems the white balance is a bit off. I'll get that corrected.

    And on #2 he does look ready to throw up. :)
     
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    In #1, I can't see the blur you mention, so I like the shot. Perhaps you could stop the lens down a little for more dof.

    In #3, in most cases, and this is one of them, I'm not a friend of people pics taken with wide angle lenses.:)
     
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    I really like the third one. I like the way the colors came out.
     
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    Seems this topic polarizes people quite a bit - they either don't like it, or shoot every session with a wide angle from some strange angles... not yet sure where I stand. :D
     
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    There's a lot of that on the link in my sig (my employer). It has an interesting effect on the photos taken, but I'm with you on not picking a stance yet. Sometimes the photos come out cool, other times they just look weird.
     
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    The pose in #1 is good, but the glasses frame is cutting his eyes in 1/2. #3 is a good pose, I would like it better if he were looking into the lens. But that is personal taste. Nice work!
     
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    The first photo is a great portrait! Relaxed, interesting perspective, nice crop - tight but not claustrophobic by any means. The other too suffer a lot from bad posing and uncomfortable facial expressions. You can try a bit of spot-sharpening around his eyes in #1, might help out!
     
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    hehehe... #3 = Super Yanky ;)

    GJ! :thumbup:
     

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