few shots from today cc please

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  1. RPetterson

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    it was cloudy out and started to rain so it made it even harder... I had a hard time with iso and trying to get it adjusted just right.. would love you imput.

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    I like them. Im not a pro but Ill give you my 2 cents.

    For me photography tells a story. Her facial expression looks like something that she would use anywhere anytime. (Beautiful girl though). Sitting on railroad tracks gives the element of danger, You could have added a lot more depth by having her expression be one of anxiety, fear, " I shouldnt be here" kind of thing. Make the photos say something to the viewer.

    Pic 2 would be great if you were lower and saw more of the tracks behind her trailing off way in the distance with a blurred background.

    As far as exposure, lighting etc, I think you did well in my novice opinion.
     
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    any one else???????? ;)
     
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    #1 is soft.

    #2 is ok, I don't like the position of her legs and feet. Her whole posture just looks cramped and she does not look comfortable.

    #3 is better, but I don't like the position of her hands. I would have had her unfold the hand resting on her leg and put her other hand above her bicep instead of tucking it halfway under.

    Pretty subject though. Is that a ring/piercing on her left eye? I can't quite tell.
     
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    yes it is a piercing in her eye brow :) thanks for the imput.. I will try that next time we are going to shoot more next week :)
     
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    #1, cute expression, too soft for my flavor. background is also too dark for my flavor (I try to keep about under stop difference b/n foreground and background)
    #2 I like the filter, BUT her face is JUST OVEREXPOSED. There's no tonality of color in it, its just plane/flat lit. see if you can boost the contrast maybe or reprocesses it to minimise this FACE-isolation (if you want to :)
    #3 it's #2 with theface again :).

    Something to keep in mind, at least my preference. Pay close attn to your background and distance b/n the background and the subject. For example #2,3 were shot at ISO 100, 5.6, 1/160sec. B/c of the camera's distance to the subject and how much you filled the frame in #2 you isolated her from the background much nicer then it was done with same settings in #3. Thus either open up a bit when coming so close, OR MY LEAST favorite, fix it in PP :)
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    1. The fill flash you used to light her face did more harm than it did good. You should try bringing your exposure compensation down and giving that a shot.

    2. I think this may be the best of the bunch. I don't really know if the flash was necessary, and I am not a fan of the dark sepia. But in terms of over all image quality this was probably your best.

    3. The fill flash plagued this shot too. I think you should try using some kind of diffusing method. For example, today I rubber banded one of my business cards to the extrusion where the canon logo is printed and bent it up slightly and used it to bounce/diffuse my flash. It really did work great, I was really surprised how much of a difference it made.

    No flash, shot at f/ 1.4.
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    And this one using flash diffused w/ a business card

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    Of course, facebook killed the quality. But you see what I am getting at.
     

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