First time posting portraits - Feedback wanted

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  1. skiboarder72

    skiboarder72 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hello, I had a chance to shoot some portraits for one of my friends the other day, It was really sunny so I tried to keep her in the shade and used a fill flash to help balance the scene... just looking for some feedback and some techniques I can use to help make these better (I'm shooting a wedding later this year) thank you!!

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  2. TBaraki

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    The first and the last are my favourites. In #2 and #3 you could have used more fill flash.

    The last frame captured such a candid moment and the exposure level on your subject is really nice.
     
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    thanks for your comments, anyone else? i'm looking to get better here :)
     
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    Darken your bright backgrounds. Use aperture to control the flash, and shutter to control the background.
     
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    Good work. The subject seems comfortable. Arguably, that is half the battle. Technically; I am guessing meter on center weighted or center average. Post the file info and we can help further.
     
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    Pattern metered according to the EXIF.

    I'd agree with Matt here - you were nearly wide open at f2.8 50mm, which is perfect for this type of portrait. However, I'd say try and switch it to 100 ISO and manually bring the shutter speed down and the flash up to darken the BG.

    A great job though - they're good and it's only a couple of areas which could be slightly improved.

    I'd thoroughly recommend a gold or silver or white reflector for this kind of work - it helps boost the light levels subtley and darken the bg.

    Rob
     
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    thanks guys :)
     

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