First red-hot go at Portraiture

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  1. Xmetal

    Xmetal TPF Noob!

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    Alrighty, some of the older hands around here will know me as the Automotive and Landscape junky, Well I got asked to do some human portraiture and it was my first full portrait session with 2 sisters sitting in. :)

    I'll say it now: I was shaking in my shoes! :lol:

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    There are others but I think these are pretty much the better ones of the crop. :)

    C&C accepted. :)
     
  2. cameraman78

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    I think they are fine for your first attempt, I would try next time to crop a little better like the shot sitting on the wall and also sitiing on the stairs. My oppinion and only my oppinion the background was a little distracting.
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    They look pretty good, well done.

    Some of them look a little bright...her face in the last one, for example.

    Also, I think they would benefit from some fill light. In most of them...it seems that both their eyes are too dark. Some catch lights in the eyes would also help.
     
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    Nice job!

    In #'s 1 and 3, a slight rotation would help slim some. Shooting people square to the camera can emphasize their width. Most people don't appreciate that, LOL!! Self included.
     
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    #3 is my favorite of this set. I agree with all the advice given about fill light and background choice, too. Portraits is a big change from cars, I bet you'll have fun!
     

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