First Portrait Shoot.

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  1. Brian L

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    I have only shot nature and landscape so far but wanted to try people. I my friend here was some fall pictures taken so we went to a local park and I took quite a few. Here are two she liked and I would like a little CC on them. Let me know what ya think for my first time...

    P.S. These were taken with a tamron 70-300mm


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  2. GTHill

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    I have zero talent, but I can regurgitate what I have read and seen. Both of these are shot in direct sunlight and that hurts them. The only reason I know this is because I watched the video on www.prophotolife.com. There are videos there that have helped me quite a bit. Keep shooting!

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    should be cropped.. too much open area above the womans head. But not bad at all!
     
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    Agree with both of the above; most pressing issue is the exposure/bright sun, but some cropping is in order as well. Looking forward to seeing more.
     
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    You're doing great for your first time! When you are first starting off in portraiture, hang out in shade - it is your friend. :) Secondly, your bokeh is great and she is well separated from the background, but, there are distracting elements that 'grow' from her head (looks like a fence in the first and the tree in the second).
     
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    #1 has shadow/lighting problems on her face.

    #2 shows potential, with some adjusting of contrast, shadows/hilighting, and cropping.
     
  7. Brian L

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    Alright. Thanks for the reply's and will keep on practicing.
     

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