First "Real" Portrait Session (no 56K)

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  1. d70girl

    d70girl TPF Noob!

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    Comments and Criticism welcome on these!!!

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  2. JDS

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    These all look great to me - good job! The only thing I'd say about 'em is that in #5 she looks a little scared....or maybe it's just the way she was smiling? :)
     
  3. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think you have some nice shots here. #14 and 15 are my favorite, but I generally prefer b/w anyway. I didn't notice the selective coloring at first in 15 and I would probably make it all b/w as selective coloring draws your attention to the color. The rest are good as well, but I think if you had used a reflector or fill flash for the outdoor shots, it would've eliminated the shadows on the face and made it even better. Cute little girl.
     
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    Very nice series! I agree about the fill/reflector in some of these to help with the shadows. She's a beautiful little girl, I bet Mom was thrilled with these :D
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice series. #14 really stands out for me.

    One note about the ones with the window...great use of natural light but they look underexposed. As mentioned, a reflector would help. Also, if you can use the light without getting the window too much in the frame...it might help. Otherwise you could use positive exposure compensation and let the window blow right out...and have the subjects exposed better.
     
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    beautiful girl! :D
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think you brought out her bright blue eyes as best as you could!
    Lovely little model!
     
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    I love how she is straining to see something in #4, it's really cute! I also really like the interaction between mom and her daughter in #20. One thing that bothers me is that all of the shots where you are above her are tilted. #5 in particular I think would have made a really great shot just straight above with no tilt. (but take the tilt comments with a grain of salt because I'm just not normally a big fan of the tilt! lol) #22 is a little too centered for my taste. I think the shots of the reading in front of the window would have looked nicer if the window was more to the side instead of this bright thing in the background taking attention away from your subjects.
    Good job overall though!
     
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    oldnavy170 TPF Noob!

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    I love #14. I love everything about that picture. Great job!!!!!
     
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    I really like all of these, I think a little curves adjustment would bring these out even better :)
    Great job!
     
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    I would recommend apply a Gaussian blur to the close-up shots and erasing around the eyes especially. You've done a great job making the eyes stand out, but I've always found that to add a little something. ;)
     

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