First time portrait shoot

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by outlandishogle, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. outlandishogle

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    This was done with just a flourescent light. nothing special. next time i will for sure put some light more in his hair. what do you guys think? any tips would be apreciated!
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    I won't go into lighting as you already know that is a serious problem here.

    However, it also looks like you used a wide angle lens. EXIF data says 22mm. They don't work well for portrait photography. For portrait, you really need a focal length of 50mm or more. The wide angle distorts the person too much.

    In this case, I don't see a reason to view his torso in the picture. He's wearing a plain t-shirt with nothing on it. There's nothing there to see. So, why not get closer on his face? Fill the frame with it.
     
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    i am saving up for a 50mm. good point on the torso. i deffinitly need to work on my portraits. thanks for the comment!
     

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