Critique Please?

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  1. Kylerood

    Kylerood TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone, here are a couple pictures from a recent senior portrait session.

    I would like to hear your thoughts on composition and the flaws that exist!

    Thank you for your time!

    KR

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    The twig in the second pic pretty distracting.
     
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    Yeah i was thinking the same thing. I actually didnt notice it until post production but the client liked it so i kept it.

    Thanks for the input, keep it coming!
     
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    She doesn't seem very happy. Isn't it supposed to be like a senior portrait, all happy and ditsy? Idk, seems like she just saw her death.
     
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    I agree... and while some people are just like that, use some humour or whatever to try to get your subject to relax for a few shots once you've done the standard serious ones.

    To me, her face seems a little flat too ... maybe using a reflector off to one side, could help add a little depth?
     
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    The background blur is REALLY distracting for me as well. It looks... a bit fake.

    I thoroughly second iolair's assessment that the face lacks depth in both pics.
     
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    Twig is distracting and the subject looks irked. Great though.
     
  8. Kylerood

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    yeah the bokeh is extreme in the second one huh?

    i only played with levels on that image though, its pretty much straight off the camera.

    And for the record i actually slammed my reflector in my sliding glass door before this shoot haha, i was kinda of pissed but oh well i tried to make it work with what i had going on!

    I guess i should have posted some of her having fun cause these do look like she is dying inside haha ill be back with a couple fun ones.

    Thanks again for the comments!
     

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