Holiday Portrait- C&C

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by impressme, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. impressme

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    This was my first time at shooting a group of people. I'm not working with the best glass, and with hindsight being 20/20 I should have brought everyone farther from the tree to create a greater blurred background but I'm pretty please with the comp. C&C welcomed PLEASE!

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    Greetings,

    Both the boy and the woman in red seem to be straining to maintain pose. It just looks uncomfortable. I agree you needed a shallower DoF. Even if the background was blurred a bit, the picture frame on the left and the cut off toy soldier is distracting.

    I'm not sure, but a portrait aspect may have worked better here with a different pose and that may have allowed you to get the top of the tree in the pic.

    Thanks for posting!

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    I agree...the boy and mother look as if they are falling backwards. Also, viewing more of the tree would be good.

    I would photoshop the mothers chin and chest....they have red spots on them.
     
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    Thanks guys... It wasn't really a posed shot, more so a snapshot so the Grandmother and the boy weren't there long. In fact they really wouldn't let me pose them, that's how they stood. Portraiture is a whole new realm for me so I've got a lot to learn still.
     

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