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  1. bellacat

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    Yesterday I took some business photos for Ben who is being featured in an upcoming brochure for by his company. These were a couple of his favorites. I am having trouble with his face skin tone. It seems to be washed out and lacking detail in my opinion. I'm not sure if its just me and not sure what i could have done to make this shoot better. C&C welcome


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    I think his head is way to high.

    he also looks very tense.
     
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    i agree. I tried to get him to relax but he was in a hurry to get to a conference call. Talk about squeezing me in for a shoot. You should have seen the other poses he asked me to take with his arms crossed. Really he looked the most relaxed in these two.
     
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    LOL post it!! =p
     
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    as you requested here is another. For some reason in this photo to me he looks like a coach standing at the side lines.

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    if his eyes were open more id like that one better
     
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    This is a first for me but when Ben smiles his eyes seem to shut a little. There were several photos from the shoot where his eyes looked closed.
     
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    Tell him to stop squinting!
     
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    :lmao:
     
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    I have the same problem when taking photos of my husband. When he smiles, his eyes all but disappear. If anyone has any tips, I'd love to hear them!

    I like the 3rd picture the best. It makes him look powerful. :)
     
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    the squinting is a problem and also the "tense" look isnt to great either. but i guess if you were squeezed in then you did the most you could with what you had. i think the first one is the best because you dont have any "white" spots on his suit from the sun.
     
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    the spots from the sun really bother me too. I wasn't sure if photoshopping them out would be better. These photos were taken in his front yard by the garage.

    Wildmaven: I'm glad I am not the only one who has this problem with the eyes. His eyes were not squinty until he smiled for the photos.
     

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