First try with a dark portrait

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  1. LeSueur24

    LeSueur24 TPF Noob!

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    Just tried this and was really excited about how it came out. I randomly got the idea of bouncing my 430ex off the floor for a portrait so I gave it a shot and this is what came out. I'll probably try more in the future with different people, more interesting surroundings, etc.
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    Nice composition, however the shadow takes away from the photograph.
     
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    LeSueur24 TPF Noob!

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    You think so? Haha, I kinda thought it made it a little cooler. Oh well, to each his own. Wasn't much I could really do about it.
     
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    i like the shadow. in fact, i wish there were more shadows and that the overall image was darker.
     
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    I agree. The photo just isn't dark enough. More dark, more dark.
     
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    I was trying to figure out ways to make the background darker but still keeping myself pretty bright, next time I'll try it with all the lights off.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Try fashioning a snoot for your flash. Basically get a cereal box or something such as, cut to suit to fit around your flash, length to be determined. This will help to spotlight you.

    The above image is not "dark" BTW. Check out Chiller's post if you want dark.
     

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