At the park - C/C

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by melography, May 29, 2008.

  1. melography

    melography TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone!
    I've been into photography for a little while, but portraits are such a challenge for me! I rarely photograph people but it's something I'd really like to learn more about. I took these pictures of my sister at the park yesterday:

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    4) (same as above but I tried it in b/W)
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    Please tell me what you think, and feel free to share if you have any general tips on how to get better at portrait photography. :D
     
  2. Wild Style

    Wild Style TPF Noob!

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    I like 2

    Very pretty smile, tighter crop would maybe bring out that smile a bit more. A bit over exposed too.
     
  3. Pleasetakeitkind

    Pleasetakeitkind TPF Noob!

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    To me, your shots are great. Maybe work on the composition a bit and learn more about post processing and you will have very high quality portraits. If you turn image editing on i can show you a few things that you can do.
     
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    Great photos, I too think the face is a bit overexposed.
    Maybe some Post Processing can be done.
     
  5. Pleasetakeitkind

    Pleasetakeitkind TPF Noob!

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    Huh. On my monitor all of the highlight detail seems to be intact and the histogram isn't showing me any blown out areas. I do however feel that the colors are a bit washy.
     
  6. AnnaBanana

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    Your sister is lovely! On number 3 I agree that a tighter crop would bring out her smile more. The light is really pretty and I like number 4 in the black and white. I am sorry I can't offer you much advice, I am new to photography. Maybe you could try http://zibtips.com/Forms/WebinarMain.aspx?WebinarID=17&WebinarContentID=101&Source=TWS for some more tips.
     
  7. melography

    melography TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the feedback guys, I appreciate it! :) Feel free to edit and show me what you would do differently.
     
  8. Emerana

    Emerana TPF Noob!

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    Here was a 30 second edit. I cropped it, adjusted contrast and vibrancy
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    and B&W is just a high contrast b&w conversion. adjusted exposure and recovery
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  9. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Her facial expression in #1 is great! #4 B&W is super awesome. A crop would do good on #4
     

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