First time in the studio - eek!

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  1. rub

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    I am a natural light photographer, but understand the importance of proper lighting, so I have been reading and practising more. Here is myfirst time in the studio (ever). And yes, I know my WB is all over the map...

    C&C is appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    7) just for fun :)
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  2. Big Mike

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    It's hard to offer real critique on a group of images...plus, if we don't know what you were going for, it's hard to know if you accomplished it...if you know what I mean.

    For your first time in the studio, these are great. The lighting looks very good and you seem to have a good control of your ratios.

    One thing that jumps out at me, for critique, is her hand in #4. It's flat to the light and is thus brighter than her face or anything else. Hand are tough...but maybe it would have been better if her hand (or everything) was rotated a bit, so that only the slim side of her hand was facing the camera.
     
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    There was no real goal, other than practise, working on ratios, and networking with models, makeup artisits and other photographers.

    I agree completely about 4 - and that will be a goal for the net time out, to really work on evening out the lighting. Her foot in 5 is hot too.

    Thanks for the comments!
     
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    it might be my screen but the last four or so seem to have a lot of noise in the background, what ISO where these shot in?
     
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    The light to me is ok n1 n2 my fav
     
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    There were shoot at ISO 100
     
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    I don't think they are as bad as you think. Nice first try.
     
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    1) A bit soft. Seems like you missed the focus a bit.
    2) Not bad. My favorite of the series
    3) I understand that this was supposed to be a fun shot but I will point something else out. See the light that spilled onto the background? You really want to try to avoid that because, at least in this shot, it makes it look like you photoshopped the background into the picture
    4) Don't like the pose but the color combinations are fabulous. And I love the recurring theme of leather.
    5) Oversaturated
     
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    These are gorgeous shots! My favorites are the ones with the wings (despite the hot foot - it can't be that hard to darken it can it?).

    Can you please tell me what you've been reading and what equipment you were using? I'm just starting out and I want to build a business around portraits. I can only dream of having those kind of results on a first attempt... but maybe you can start me off on the right foot.

    I have been doing a lot of reading online and I have one book on portrait photography... but every perspective helps.

    Thanks for sharing these!

    Bekah
     
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    I'd have preferred a little less editing, but there's something about #2 that grabs my eye. Nice!!!!
     

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