First Shoot with My Cactus Triggers: C&C!

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  1. JackRabbit

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    Did a shoot with the two of the most amazing and cool people you will ever meet in your entire life. Never a dull moment when they are around. Also, this is the first time that I took my soft box to do a shoot outside AND it was my first shoot with my new Cactus triggers. I've never gotten the chance to do a shoot outside in broad daylight where I was able to incorporate flashes so it was definitely a learning experience.
    I'm not expecting critiques on all of them as there are quite a few. More just general tips for improvement if you don't feel like leaving critiques for each individual picture.

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    Here's one I picked of Hannah for her eyes. Her eyes are that awesome ALL the time. Like, I didn't do anything to alter her eyes. This one was all natural light.

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    Another of Hannah.

    Strobist: Canon 430EZ shot through softbox, subject left (4-5 feet), 1/4 power

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    We took this one to showcase her new shoes. They are specially made, custom ordered TOMS (*end poncy voice*).

    Stobist: Canon 430EZ shot through softbox, subject left (4-5 feet), 1/4 power

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    Another of Lauren and her cool new shoes.

    Strobist: Canon 430EZ, shot through softbox, subject left (4-5 feet), 1/2 power.

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    Here is one they did together.

    Strobist: Canon 430EZ, shot through softbox, subject left, 1/4 power

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    I liked this one because of how the path looks. It really has that feeling of stretching for forever.

    Strobist: Canon 430EZ shot through softbox, subject left, 1/2 power

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    OK not really a bonus, just ANOTHER picture I took of myself ahaha. On this one, I was real sick and stuck at home and bored so I took this.

    Strobist: Canon 430EZ shot through softbox, subject left (2 feet) at 45 degrees in front, 1/8 power

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    the bottom couple (with the exception of your self portrait) look a bit dark to me. I'd also check your White balance on those they look a bit green.

    Cool shots. my favorite is the third pic. The posing looked a bit awkward in the first pic IMO and her hand in #6 just throws me off the way its stretched out.

    I like them otherwise though. looks like fun. Cool setting too.

    Edit: oh yeah self portrait was cool to. The blue shirt brings out your eyes in a very cool way. Nice job.
     
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    I'm seeing a lot of shadows and the faces in general do not seem to be lit up very well

    4 and 5 are lit well but 6 is sort of distracting because only one is lit well

    your shots are improving though!
     
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    Yes, now that you pointed it out, I can definitely see that the bottom two are a touch underexposed. I fixed that and took a bit of green out of both. Anyone else?
     
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    Do you only have one flash? As mentioned, there are a lot of shadows on the faces. Perhaps if the sun was out, the flash could have been positioned at the subject's right?
     
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    So overall, they are no good?
     
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    No, I have more than one flash. I only have one softbox though. Also, I try to keep my lighting setups as simple as possible so that I don't have to travel with a lot of stuff because I don't have a car to carry everything in.
     
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    Makes sense. If your comment above this one was directed at me, I wouldn't say that they were no good. Reducing the shadows would step up the quality of the pictures, in my opinion.

     
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    I honestly don't see shadows on the faces... I see them in number 1 and number 6 but I don't think that they really detract from the photos too much. At least not in number 1 (I can see how the shadows are a bit strong on the girl standing in number 6). However, overall, I don't think they take away from the picture. I could be wrong because everyone usually thinks their photography is better than it truly is (which is why most people post their pictures up for critiques), so I appreciate the feedback.

    Hmmm, where is Derrel and IgsEMT? They always give such good feedback ahaha.
     
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    Haha. Very true. I'm not one to give advice on improving pictures, I'm just stating what I would like to see.
     
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    Ahh I see. Yeah, at least in these photos, I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with you.
     
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    Wow great pictures, specially 3 and 5th picture are really great, You will have better in future, keep on improving
     

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