First Shot (no pun intended) At Portraits... C.C. Please!

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  1. dtlasky

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    Went to shoot some cars, and got kicked out of the spot by the cops (no problem, real nice guy. I just didn't realize where we were was private property... :( ). Anyways we rolled down the street to a local park to decide what we wanted to do since it was raining, and we came across an empty salt shed where the keep the salt/sand for the plow trucks; It had some interesting graffiti inside so my friend and I both decided to try our hands at some portrait shots since we really never shoot much other than cars....

    I realize the poses are not too terribly interesting (we both are certainly not models) and that the color is off in some of them, but this is what we got. Let me know what you think......

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    You'll get more feedback if you embed them, no one wants to click through a link.

    Shots are pretty good, except the last one not really a fan of it, too much noise. Other then that not bad, not bad.

    Just curious what was your lighting setup? On camera? In the first one it's obvious your light source is coming from the right, but the other two kind of look to me like they might be from an on camera flash diffused?
     
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    Thanks for the embeding! First two pictures: One SB-600, camera right with a homemade soft-box attached (up rather high) set to 1/4th Power I believe, and one SB-28 with diffuser down and bounce card up 1/8th power camera left.

    The third picture is actually just the same setup, but I dunno what my friends settings were on his camera. And the fourth was really just an experiment. I think it would have been a sweet photo if it came out as planned, but we all know that doesn't always happen.....
     
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    For your first shot at portraits they're not to bad. I do like the first two better than the last two. I think the lighting on the first two really makes the shot. I like that the focus was on the person and the it kind of fades into darkness.

    The third is nice, but it just doesn't have the same feeling as the first two. The last one is nice, but I personally would probably just cut the empty right side of the photo as it doesn't add much, and I think you get the same feeling of it, without it.

    Great job especially since you guys don't do it much! =)
     

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