cheerleader portrait question

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  1. DeepSpring

    DeepSpring TPF Noob!

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    My friend was extremely unhappy with the way her official portrait for cheer came out and asked me to do one for her.

    Now if anyone has any advice for the shoot maybe some examples to link to. I googled it but all I can seem to come up with is porn......
     
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    well i guess its fate. porn it is.
    lol
    j/k
     
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    All I can say is think about what you would want in a cheerleading shot.

    I would be in a studio looking up at the cheerleader with the pom poms being shaken right in front of the camera covering up the bottom half of her body. I would use a shutter speed of probably about 1/60th to make sure the pompoms were blurred and i'd focus on her eyes. probably at f/8 or f/11.

    I'd also proabably do a shot of her facing perpendicular to me with her arms stretched out, left pompom facing towards me, i'd shoot at f/1.4-2.8 and focus on her eyes again.

    DO NOT take any suggestive shots or shots that show her crotch or anything like that becuase no matter how good the photo might be, you're just asking to get in a mess.

    Be conservative on what you let the view see.
     
  4. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Find out what she didn't like about her other portrait...and don't do that. Ask her to find a photo or 'tear sheet' from a magazine, web site etc....then you can try to emulate that shot.
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    You've gotten some good suggestions. A while back we did a senior shoot of a girl who had portraits done that she didn't like. We were able to see the pictures before hand and she and her Mom let us know specifically what they weren't happy with. That was very helpful to us!
     

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