A couple of my first portraits

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  1. fl_chic96

    fl_chic96 TPF Noob!

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    I was wondering if anybody had any thoughts as to what I could do with these pictures. I took these awhile ago with my Nikon P&S. I did a little bit with the color on the black and white one and all I did was crop the sepia one. I know I have glare and some shadow from the on-camera flash, but I'm not quite sure what to do to get rid of it or even if its possible. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks!!

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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There is no way you can get rid of the glare and less even of the shadow line given by on-camera flash. My only suggestion for future portrait sessions with your son is: take them in natural light and don't use the on-camera flash to illuminate the scene at all.
    Only exception should be its use as fill-flash when there is otherwise enough light, only would there be some strong shadows in the face.

    But on-camera flash as your only light source in portrait photography makes the face become all flat (too direct light), gives unwanted glare in near parts (flash too strong there), a quick loss of light towards the background (if it is farther away) or these very strongly outlined shadows as you can see here on the wall behind your boy.
     

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