Couple of portraits

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  1. That One Guy

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    This is some of my more serious studio work using one light.

    I don't have the final crop on this one yet and I need to clone out a few stray hairs. Very little post work done. Mainly just contrast.This is my little ham btw :)

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    This is the final crop on this photo of my wife. Very little post work done here as well, though she did insist on a blur. Light was set in the butterfly position.

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    c&c welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for looking :)
     
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    anyone?
     
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    Very nice, have you done any PP?
     
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    The second one looks very natural. The face isn't as smoothed out as most portraits are, but it has a very natural look about it that I dig. But some may not. You can see a little bit of color variation on her face, and it seems like all the other professional photos I see totally get rid of this. I like your way, but if a lot of people are doing it the other way, then perhaps its for a reason.

    The first one is cool. The glasses get rid of her cheekbones, but there's really no way to get around that, is there? I think the lighting and contrast is good.

    Truthfully, I like your "less is more" approach to post-processing. Its like makeup, and it seems like people put on way too much sometimes. But your photos look very natural, yet interesting. You could use some cropping on the first one, and maybe a bit more touching up, but I would like it if you kept your "laissez-faire" approach to these two photos, at least.
     
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    I think the stray hairs in your daughter's photo are just fine. She's young and goofy, she's not supposed to have perfect hair. I like the sunglasses--it's playful.
     
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    very little. just a bit of contrast boost is all and a slight blur on the 2nd pic and of course a b/w conversion on the first ;). no sharpening or saturation boosts were done. I try hard to get them right with the lighting and in the camera which leaves me very little post work to do. I honestly hate post work. thank you for your reply:)

    Yes I do prefer the natural look. It is my "style" I guess. I try to do the least amount of post work possible. I like for the subjects to look "real". If a client wants the "everything is perfect" look, I can do that as well. As for the crop, I have yet to do that. Thank you for your reply :)

    I have to say that deep down I like the stray hairs as well, which is why I probably didn't remove them before I posted it here. thanks for the reply :)


    Side Note: 70-200mm F4L was used on both photos.
     
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    The first one is really fun I like it. Color version might work better in this case I think.
     
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    i think they're both very nice.

    i agree with Keeping the stray hairs on the first one.

    I think maybe the second one could do with a little warming up, but that's just personal preference i suppose
     
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    They're great. Nice even lighting, nice color on #2 and good conversion on #1.
     
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    It originally was in color. I think the b&w version gives it a sorta hollywood look ;) thanks for the reply:)

    maybe a little warmer wouldn't hurt. thanks for the reply :)

    Thank you Lacey :)
     
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    I like them both as well, very nice.
     
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    Thank you :)
     

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