First Serious Shoot with model

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  1. JonnyVPA

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    Can you guys gimme some critique on these..... i practiced with a girl a few times but this girl payed me and she liked em.... im just afraid that she didnt get her moneys-worth..... but im too much of a perfectionist....

    I shot these on a Minolta 7xi... mostly with a 28-80 Minolta f3.5? lens(its been a while since i owned that camera) on Fuji 400 film... I didnt think the weather was gonna be that sunny or i wouldve gone down to 100 or 200


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    I don't think they are bad. I'm curious what she was looking for with these? The thing that jumps at me is maybe I would have liked to see some closer up shots. For me I believe #1 and #7 are the best.
     
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    wow...#1 is relly nice... dont be so harsh on yourself, they all look very nice...
     
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    you have a little white balance problem.
     
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    Definately #1 is the fave of mine, nearly all are a bit over exposed, I like the pose in #6 but the grass is way blown out, you might try to convert it to monochrome and play with the levels for a darker feel to it
     
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    I'd say overall this are pretty good. I agree on the overexposure factor. Most def #1 is my favorite also.
     
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    any heavy suggestions on what to keep blown out and what not.... see thats my problem..... i didnt read enough on portrait and modeling when it came to DOF
     
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    I think you have some great compositions here. Just a couple of suggestions from me. Be careful with how you pose her. I don't think the pose is very flattering to her body in either #2 or #7. But, the idea for both of them is good. I think #6 might look cool if you cropped it to just above where the skin of her leg is showing.
     
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    I really like the first one.
     
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    thank you very much everyone... i feel a bit better...... oh and "Finisher" haha i use a Quantaray 28-90mm Nikon D myself

    not a bad lens i must say for someone who usually goes with name brand
     
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    DOF is not really what you need to worry about here when it comes to blowing out the highlights. Since black is a dominant color in these photographs I would spot meter a black area in the same light as your subject, most likely her dress, and then adjust your exposure so that you are under exposing by - 2 stops (for print film multiply by two). This will render your blacks black and all of your other tones will fall into place. I would also bracket your exposures since the light is always changing.
     
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    I'm a super beginner, but I think that the biggest problem was the 400 ISO and the harsh light. Most pics have too harsh a contrast with overexposed portions (skin and sky) and no details. I think a 50 film and a different time of the day would have made a big difference. However, I love #1!

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