First available light portraits! Go easy

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by tehbuffalo, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. tehbuffalo

    tehbuffalo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Thanks to DocFrankenstein for the inspiration!!!!

    Jake
     
  2. tehbuffalo

    tehbuffalo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bump!?
     
  3. bethany138

    bethany138 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Laurel, Mississippi USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Why are they so blurry? The angles are odd also. Decent start tho. Try getting level with the person..

    b
     
  4. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,646
    Likes Received:
    6
    Good start

    Try to get your subject out of direct sun and into the shadow. There's harsh light, where the source is small and there's soft light where the source is large.

    The harsh light gives you texture and shows wrinkles, pores and all the stuff you don't want in a portrait.

    The soft light hides all that stuff, while still giving the two dimensional image some idea as to what the 3D object is like.

    And if you can, select a clean uniform background to make sure that it doesn't compete with the subject.
     

Share This Page