First Post, First Portraits

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Stez, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Stez

    Stez TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys,
    New to the forum and have been watching and learning for a while. I have had my Canon 40d for about 3 weeks now after being a point and shooter for many years. I decided to take the plunge and invested in some grown up equipment. These are my first attempts at portraits of my wife, taken in our bedroom with just a reading lamp as the only light source. I have done some PP and would welcome any honest C&C please.

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    They look pretty good :) However I think a blurred background would have looked alot better on the second one, just my two cents though
     
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    Very warm almost Boudoir photo's . I like them. They show both the physical beauty and that beauty that lurks behind the eyes.

    The first is superior and I dont know that I can fault it.

    The second seems underexposed and somehow crowded, not intimate, just like I would like to take a step back. Perhaps the models position or the framing with the shoulder.

    In, either case very good stuff. Especially for first tries... woot! Keep shooting. I am not yet a model photographer but working on it.

    You have a beautiful model btw. (wink)
     
  4. John_Olexa

    John_Olexa No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well done for just starting out!!
    One thing, just me but I don't care for the shadow under her nose in both images Other then that very nice job.

    It does also help working with a pretty model ;)
     
  5. Stez

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    Thanks for the comments; they are much appreciated as I am trying to learn. I have sorted out the backgroud now but I am not sure how to deal with the nose shadow. Is this something that can be done now or is there something I should have done in the setup?
    By the way my wife thanks you for the kind comments too!
     
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    Nice work, the softness is nice. #2 needs a bit of time in PS to lighten up the lower half of her face.:wink:
     
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    I actually don't think these need anything- I really love them. You used the light REALLY fabulously, your wife is gorgeous, great expression, great tonality, good sharpness. Very nice, look forward to seeing more from you!!
     

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