First CC (Portrait)

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by ohiangel, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. ohiangel

    ohiangel TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rialto
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hey guys, first and foremost Ive been lurking the forums for a bit, now Im ready to throw a shot out there for some advice :D

    All criticism is appreciated. Thanks.

    [​IMG]

    Another shot from last week

    Strobist info:
    AB800 with large softbox slightly above looking down straight infront of the model

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2010
  2. bennielou

    bennielou TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,798
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ok, a few problems here: This shot would dedicate a portrait crop and not a landscape crop.

    There is a weird shadow or artifacting over his camera right shoulder.

    The stray hairs and fly aways need to be removed.

    The blemishes need to be removed.

    The wrinkles in the jacket arm need to be removed.

    The shirt needs to be straightened.

    I hope you take this crit in the friendly manner that it was intended. I would have fixed a lot of this stuff before I ever hit the shutter.

    Hopefully this will help you keep your eyes out for problems in the future.
    Many hugs and thanks for sharing.
     
  3. ohiangel

    ohiangel TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rialto
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks! All taken as friendly<3
     
  4. dom yo

    dom yo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    you got a lot of light on your subject, theres no character to it
    to me it feels like the picture doesnt have any feeling to it, almost like a mugshot
     
  5. white

    white TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    1,131
    Likes Received:
    7
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    What kind of advice are you looking for? I agree that shooting vertical would have helped -- as it is, it seems like the subject is ducking to keep his head in the frame.

    I guess I am curious to know what your goals were with this shot. The lighting and color look fine.

    I don't agree that every blemish, wrinkle, and stray hair need to be removed. This is who he is. So what if a couple hairs are out of place. But then again, this all comes back to what you want. Do you want a sleek portrait where everything is perfect and beautiful? Are you more interested in showing people as they are?
     
  6. bennielou

    bennielou TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,798
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    He's got a flat light going, which works well for the client depending on what they are going for. I'm not disturbed by the light.
     
  7. bennielou

    bennielou TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,798
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    You don't need to turn them into wax figures, but clients expect a certain amount of work from a pro. For instance, I don't think he would be in love with that big honking pimple.
     
  8. ohiangel

    ohiangel TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rialto
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thanks, you guys are awesome.

    I'm going for a more "relaxed" photoshoot so to speak.
    I want the photo to show who the person is.

    And yes, the vertical thing is crucial. All the other shots are vertical.

    More or less, I like my shots to be more "real"
     
  9. ohiangel

    ohiangel TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rialto
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    put another shot up, thanks guys.
     
  10. dom yo

    dom yo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2010
    Messages:
    190
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Richmond, VA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    okay THAT shot is awesome
     
  11. ohiangel

    ohiangel TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rialto
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Ha thanks man! :p
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

ohiangel