First Time Shooting Raw and Portraits. CC

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  1. Geaux

    Geaux No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    7/24/2010 **EDIT** Added 4 New Shots in later post.

    It's been a little bit since I've been on here ... Well, here is my story: A friend of mine asked me to do their engagement shots for them since I'm starting to get into photography (..though I REALLY think it's because I'll be free lol), but before our "appointment" on Sunday, I wanted to get out and practice. Grabbed my wife up and said, "You're going to be my model for a day!" lol. Well, here is... My first attempt at shooting in Raw and Portraits.

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    I still have a bunch of photos to touch up, but here are the first three. I wanted to get opinions on the shots or touchups before I moved on to the others. Thanks for looking :)
     
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    They are some good photo's number 2 is my favorite. I'm not sure about the first one I would probably crop it somehow but I can't quite put my finger on it. I plaid with the first one a little and here's what I did.

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    1. Stylish girl. Weird composition. Tighter Crop.

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    2. Not bad. Maybe tilt a few more degrees clockwise to emphasize the diagonal.

    3. Terrible. Looks like she's dropping a deuce.
     
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    1) I like the tighter crop posted, but I don't really like the expression on her face. It looks like you were caught with your camera by a stranger, kind of like "what are you doing?"

    2) Beautiful, I really love this shot!

    3) I liked it a lot before the "dropping a deuce" comment lol, maybe you can crop it just below her arms? Eh, leave it alone, I really like the dirty background and you wouldn't see the floor if you cropped.

    Great job on these! I love your wife's style, specifically the red shoes and red lipstick.
     
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    She looks like a Natural! :) I don't like the crop eliminating the lion statues head...but a crop *would* work for it...just not *that* much..imo. Nice pics, think you did very well.
     
  6. Geaux

    Geaux No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for the input! I kind of like #1 with the tighter crop (not the other one bc I'm unsure why you would crop out the Lion in the picture...) , but I also like the wider shot of the lion .. but thanks for making me look at it in a different perspective :)

    As for #2, it was one of my favorite shots of the afternoon! Thanks for the input. IMO, there isn't much I would do differently on this shot.

    #3 and the "deuce" comment .... I don't think it's "Terrible" nor the other comment you made. It's one of my wife's favorite shots b/c of the trashy look on the ground and graffiti on the walls, along with the pose. I like the contrast of trash vs glam kinda thing, so a crop below the elbows wouldn't really work for me.

    Keep em coming! I'll put more on here as I finish editing them ;)
     
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    Very nice! Did you use on camera flash or off camera flash?
     
  8. Robin Usagani

    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Cutting the lion head is a good thing I think unless you want Beauty and the Beast theme LOL.

    #2 is your best shot.
    #3 if I work for a photo fashion company, I probably edit the shoe on the right to make it look more fit.
     
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    Unfortunately, it was the on camera flash, but I was satisfied with it's fill flash capabilities. SB600 is in my future, but not at the moment lol.

    Other info on the shoot: It was shot between 6:45-7:50PM. Would have liked to get out earlier for more daylight (...and less mosquitoes lol), but the wife took RIDICULOUSLY long to get ready lol.


    AHHHHH, didn't even notice that!! I bet it's the way she's sitting that makes the shoes bow out like that.
     
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    That's the only thing I've ever found on camera flash useful for. In the right situation, it works well.

    That's a given :lol:

    If you do this well for your friends, they will be most pleased. Good shots, I like them all.
     
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    Geaux No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    lol, Thanks. I'm hoping I can pull off the same for my friends, even I would be pleased lol
     
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    I like them all. On the third shot you could maybe have her extend one leg out while she's down in that position.

    Good job!
     

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