Im new to portraits (C&C)

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  1. stev

    stev TPF Noob!

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    C&C please
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    3 The tree in the background looks like a heart :)
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Her facial expression in the first one makes her appear masculine.
     
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    they are pretty decent it makes me wonder what the first one would look like if her head was pointed a little bit more towards the camera
     
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    1. I like the composition here, but I'd prefer to see head angled just a little more toward the camera so that her eyes aren't looking so much to the left. I'd also just dialing up the light on your secondary light just a hair... maybe 1/3 stop. The shadow across her eye is a bit annoying. Also, make sure she smiles!

    2. An interesting image, but the lighting is rather flat and uninteresting. I think this would have HUGE potential as a B&W if lit just a little differently. I'm thinking dialing back the key light and then adding a snooted secondary at low power to produce some deep shadow.

    3. Ehhh... this one does nothing for me. The background is busy and distracting, the subject is under-exposed and she doesn't look happy.

    Just my $00.02 worth - your mileage may vary.

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    1. The image looks sharp and the lighting is fine. Just like what the others said, I also want her head to kind of tilt a bit in front of the camera.

    2. Looks overexposed due to the amount of flash used. I think it's better if she makes an eye contact on the camera with this pose.

    3. Now I want to see her smile on this picture. It looks plain. Though the heart-shaped-tree background looks cool, it really doesn't do much to help the picture.

    That's just my opinion.. don't let that stop you from shooting more portraits. Good luck! :)
     
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    Thanks for the C&C, will try and improve next time :)
     
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    This looks better?

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    I do prefer the black & white version. She's an attractive girl. I do wish that her eyes were just a tad more open in this B&W shot...Though it is my preference of the three photos.

    Careful when shooting around fence posts like that... The post is crooked and has a negative influence on the overall picture in my opinion.

    My $0.02
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    Every $0.02 counts :) I agree with the eyes.
     

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