A Friend's Prom

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  1. hercry1441

    hercry1441 TPF Noob!

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    I'm pretty new to the whole photography scene, and especially to people photography, so when a friend asked if I could take pictures (just as a friend, she didn't know that I'm experimenting with photography) at her prom, I jumped at the chance to get more practice. It wasn't a great time of day, so the lighting is pretty harsh, and I had to use her camera instead of mine, so I had some issues...
    But let me know how you think they turned out and how I could improve them! I need C&C please!

    1. I liked the expression on his face =] [​IMG]


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    4. I just want to call attention to the girl in the silver dress.. yeah..
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    Thanks for looking!
     
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    I really love the awkward feeling of the first shot.

    Love & Bass
     
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    I assume the soft feel and luminesnce is due to these being scanned from prints?
    C&C per req:
    1. Very nice candid capture. Well exposed, overall a nice shot.
    2 & 3. Both nicely composed and exposed captures, but a reduced DoF and selective focus would have helped to isolate the main subjects and give a less distracting, "fuzzier" background.
    4. This one needs a straightening, and loses a little something by the RH most subject being partly cut off.
    Overall, a nice group; well done!
     
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    hercry1441 TPF Noob!

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    thanks to both of you!
    i will definitely take that C&C into account next time i shoot, i do seem to need some work on DoF.
    oh and #4 wasn't really a serious picture, i just thought the silver dress girl's face was amusing =]
     
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    yeah, I definitely noticed the expression of the girl with the silver dress, it looked pretty hilarious.

    Other than that though, I would try to watch your backgrounds as much as possible. #1 has part of the stairwell, and part of the picture frame which are somewhat distracting. #2 has the stairwell, and doors and #3 has the cars and the houses in the background. #4 is pretty good here, with the window for the background though I think it would be better if it was all bricks (and the bricks were straightened)

    other than that if more people in #3 and #4 were looking at you that would be nice.

    Keep up the work, :)
    Nate
     
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    thanks!
    yeah definitely i wish i could have picked the backgrounds myself, but i didn't have too much control over that part =/
     

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