Bored around the House. 1st try at portraits.

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  1. TylerF

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    Been snowed in lately and haven't been able to get some good shooting in. So I decided to give portraits a try. I was waiting until I get a better lighting set up to try portraits, but oh well. I know they aren't amazing and seem dark but any other c&c would be appreciated.

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    that bad eh?
     
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    Yep
     
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    darn.

    edit- looked at your flickr, and would not take advice from you to be honest
     
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    The top photos rather cute hehe, but not a huge fan of the background though.
     
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    I don't think they're horrible... But I'm still a newbie too... So take this as a grain of salt ;)

    They remind me of those horrid school pictures that everyone dreads because they may get a good smile out of you, but it's never really "you"... Know what I mean?
     
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    I'm not experienced at all (see my gear in sig...) but your lighting is screwy on these. It almost looks like a spotlight (albeit a soft one) shining on past your victims onto your background.

    Is that a bed sheet? I'm not trying to offend, its just that it's not doing you any good. Maybe come up with a different backdrop, and reposition your lighting... try again.

    Good luck!
     
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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't know why people think c&c means "Say 'I don't like it' or something else negative and leave it at that." If you don't like it that's fine but give some specific reason or actual criticism..

    Or don't, it's the internet, whatever..
     
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    haha it is a spot light. its a clamping garage light. I hate it but am waiting for my first paycheck from my new job to get triggers for my flash. the backdrop is a big piece of black fabric. i just havent ironed it out yet. thanks for the comments guys. like i said, it was my first time ever so i wasnt expecting anything spectacular
     
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    C&C stands for "Comment and Critique"...

    I mentioned that I am still a newbie and didn't exactly know how to put into words what was wrong with them so I gave an example... I gave a comment.

    Step down off your soap box now. Thanks.
     
  11. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'll say, not bad for cobbling stuff up around the house. I like the back lighting. maybe you could fake some DOF by blurring the background a bit in post?
     
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    i was just thinking that. i wish i had more room in the house to create some distance lol
     

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