A recent senior

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  1. zelseman

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    Im pretty new at making money for taking pictures, but here is one of my recent shoots. Let me know what you think.
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    I like the last one. The facial expression is great.
     
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    thanks. Any in depth critique is much appreciated
     
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    Very nice shots....I hope to one day make the move into taking senior portraits for money as well. Just a little critique for ya: I really like her facial expression in 8 but the pose seems somewhat awkward and distracting to me and in 5 maybe just a tad bit more lighting on her body would give that pic alot more emphasis. Overall though I thought these were really good. Nice job!
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice shots overall. More in depth critique is usually achieved by posting 3-4 pictures in a thread, so people can focus their critique a bit more.
     
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    :thumbup::thumbup:

    I will note that in general they seem slightly softly focused, all appear to have a yellow/orange cast, and several need to be levelled/straightened.
     
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    I think my sigma 24-60 2.8 is having some slight focus issues. Its extremely sharp when it focuses, but i think its front focusing a bit.
    The photos are exactly how they looked. it was a pretty bright day, with some harsh sun.
    Which one needs to be straightened? I straightened most of them in pp.
    Thanks for the help on these.
    Overall as a customer, paying a lot less than most local photographers, would you be pleased?
     
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    Definitely.
     
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    good. The customer was very happy, but i think im going to send in my lense to sigma for callibration. Its a tad out of whack. Thanks for the responses
     
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    The one i like the least is the 5th one.. The processing on it just does nothing for the image.
     
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    How about this as a substitute to 5.
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    2, 3 and 8 all have major horiztonal or vertical elements which aren't horizontal or vertical. Remember to always look at your subject, and make sure they're not slouching or leaning in a way that will look "wrong" in the final image.

    The bold statement concerns me. Regardless of how much a customer is paying, they are paying. Part of what they're paying for is your expertise. Why would you shoot in harsh sunlight?
     

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