Back yard shoot...

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by lockwood81, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. lockwood81

    lockwood81 TPF Noob!

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    I blew out the face on these, but if I underexposed more, the shots would have been to dark....not sure what to do...this was during early morning front light. What about a reflector below the face, so I can expose better?

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    Thank you.
     
  2. kellylindseyphotography

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    Benton, I think you did a GREAT job with these! The first is the best of the series, I think. The second one has a fun expression (love the tilted eyebrow!) but is so dead center. The third is nice too, but I feel the first is stronger.

    I don't think you blew out the face at all, not through my moniter. The blacks have detail, and the light was just right. GREAT exposure, IMO. Good job choosing the right light and time of day because it's not too harsh.

    The only thing that bothers me a bit, is the bottom part of the frame. There are some stubborn grass pieces at the bottom of your leg. Easy cloning though. And you knicked the feet off, maybe just watch for that next time.

    Also, I might add a vignette. It might add, might not.. worth a try. TFS!
     
  3. Dmitri

    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice portraits! I agree with Kelly, the first is definitely the best.


    Good job!:mrgreen:
     
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    He looks like an older Ben Rothlisberger

    These photos are good. I think you did a good job by giving the background adequate blur. Also, the red of the shirt totally looks great against the green background, in my newbie opinion. I also wanted to say that I would like to see some close ups of the subject. I find myself wanting to know what his face looks like with more detail. But this is probably just personal preference, I don't know if anyone else cares or not, and it really has nothing to do with these shots.

    As far as the lighting I REALLY don't know what to tell you, but if I had this problem I would try and lower the in-camera contrast as much as possible and increase it in post-processing. But I don't even know if that's possible while shooting raw, or if it's a good idea. But either way, I'm just trying to help by throwing you an idea.

    Thank you for sharing, sir.
     
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  5. lockwood81

    lockwood81 TPF Noob!

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    Thank you for the input. Yeah, I need to mow my lawn. I'll be sure to include the feet next time...tough framing and focusing on one's self. :)

    Thanks for the comments guys....hopefully better next time.
     
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    I also agree wioth Kelly
     

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