Model portfolio/portraits C&C please

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by BekahAura, May 10, 2010.

  1. BekahAura

    BekahAura TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone!

    I took these pictures of a friend in order to build my portfolio. My ultimate goal is to start my own business photographing people and pets, but right now I'm working on building a promotional website.

    I was using two flashes with shoot-through umbrellas. I shot in aperture priority mode, but I was so involved with trying to pose her that I didn't change my aperture at all during the shoot. I forgot! So they are all f/6.3. I know I'm going to need a lot of practice pulling it all together.

    Which, if any, of these should I choose to display? Don't hold back any criticism, I can take it, and I need it!:lol:

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    4) I took about 5 shots of her twirling around, and most of them look awkward. I love the pose in this one, but I think only one of my flashes went off. Is it too dark?
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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Restomage

    Restomage No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Your last shot is definitely the strong point of the set, the first two have distracting lines of light. I'd recommend trying to cut out as much ambient light as possible and try to stay away from shooting directly in the sun. Find some shade or invest in a scrim.
     
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    Restomage No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Also #1, the propane tanks in the background are distracting.
    #3 id go for more shallow dof and try a more interesting angle.
     

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