Learning Portraits

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Stacey, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Stacey

    Stacey TPF Noob!

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    I took these of my younger cousin, who loves to get her picture taken! I don't have photoshop or anything like that - the only thing I used was Picasa because it's free! But her mom and grandma liked them so I'm okay with that! I've got some other "gigs" coming up so I hope I'm learning!

    1. I really liked this because of the background but because we were walking where it was flooded and muddy, she had to wear a pair of nasty sneakers...other than the sneakers, I'm happy
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    2. I didn't notice it at the time and it doesn't really bother me even now but the hair that is curling on her lip is kinda distracting:
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    4. I know there is grass in her hair but at the time, I didn't notice.
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    5. Pumped up the saturation on this one
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    6. My cousin doesn't like this but I absolutely love it...she looks funny when she smiles without laughing so I try to get her to laugh and I just start snapping away...I love it 'cause its real..
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    8. She looks a bit mad in this photograph but oh well...
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  2. cindyg2024

    cindyg2024 TPF Noob!

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    Personally - #3, 5 and 7 are my favorites.
     
  3. Stacey

    Stacey TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Cindy! I'm still learning with everything but I've actually got some people who want me to do some fall photos of their families so I am very excited! But I need to learn more than just Picasa! :)
    Thanks again!
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Some of them are very good. #2 is out of focus though.
     
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    I like the dreamy nature of these - because of the bokeh and maybe a little faux blur but number six stands out the most for me, great pose and expression.

    Hope this helps,

    David
     

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