First time portrait post.

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  1. dpolston

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    Hey everybody. I usually do not post my work on forums but I thought I'd give it a try for once. This is a collage of shots I did a couple of weeks ago for a long time friend of mine (the mother in the photographs). This collage is something I give to most of my clients of their session (a simple 8x10 ink jet print) and it shows some of the creative things that they can do with their pics.

    I have colored this series with some cool colors and I have jacked the levels around a little but I am pretty happy overall with the shots even though I only had the dad for a handful (He didn't really get into it even though it was his idea in the first place. The mom hates having her photo taken which made it a little more difficult).

    I hope that you enjoy.

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    Very nice. I like the series of 3 shots with the two kids chasing each other.
     
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    Thank you huckleberry! (I loved that movie btw)
     
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    The shots are really nice, though I would personally prefer more of a traditional cool-tone to the heavier blue casting here.
     
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    Thanks Max! I am actually playing with a trial version of Lightroom and that is a saved preset "Selenium". I am trying some new things and thinking outside the box.

    I kinda like it but prefer the aged look myself. Like this:

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    My favorite is the kid standing in the rippled sand. I also like the blue tone. :)

    Unfortunately, everyone else is squinting in the sun, eek.
     
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    I know... the sun thing was hard to deal with. Doing it over again... I would turn away a little more. This was taken at 11:00 am and was pretty bright and frankly... cold. We took a shot or 2 and put jackets on for a minute, took more shots... put the jackets back on.

    Interesting session. And thanks for the comments. I love my part time job!
     
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    maybe try a reflector of something to direct the lights back onto their faces
     
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    I used a reflector in some of the other shots. But frankly, I just rushed the group photos. Nothing wrong with anything else, I just rushed it. Bad posing on my part.
     
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    I like the pictures but I think the collage is a little bit too jumbled.
     
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    I like it all especially the one on the top left (the baby). Nice shots. how did you get so high above the kid standing in the sand?
     
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    not a fan of the colour either, but that is only personal taste....you just never know what a client will love! I have a handful of clients who just love the selective colour, ick...but hey, it sells, so we do it!!! nice collage...great set of pics!
     

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