glamor glow girl

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by nrois02, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. nrois02

    nrois02 TPF Noob!

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    hey all, been trying to take more people photography and this is my girlfriend that she wanted me to do some glamor glow style. what do you all think? c&c please! any help would be great. lighting was natural so if thats off thats why. havent gotten to experiment with lighting yet.

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    IMO, I don't like the angle of the picture...
     
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    Restomage No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Angle is bad, expression is bad, background is too overexposed and the picture is too soft. But don't be discouraged, just try some different angles and try to work on the things I pointed out.
     
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    The angle is unflattering. Few people (especially at wider angles) look good at the angle you've shot here. It's just not attractive.

    Also, the image is underexposed. Natural light shouldn't be an "excuse" for poor lighting. If there's any light, it can be capitalized on with the proper camera settings. With a few bucks you can make a DIY reflector to get rid of the harsh shadows, or you can spend $60 and buy a reflector.

    As noted you've also shot directly into the sky which is probably part of the reason the girl is so under exposed. The cameras dynamic range can't really allow for proper exposure of the sky and her face in the lighting conditions you're working with here. Solution: Shoot HDR (least favorite option IMHO) or choose your composition more carefully.

    Also, work on focus. This image is way out of focus. Select the appropriate focus point to lock focus on the eyes. If you're using a small enough aperture (f/4 or above) you can use your center focus point by locking focus on the eyes and recomposing. If your aperture is too wide you'll lose your focus on the eyes when you recompose.
     
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