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  1. Efergoh

    Efergoh TPF Noob!

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    My mother has never had a decent photo taken in her life. Her walls and dressers are adorned with campy snapshots taken with $20 cameras.

    I decided it was time to change that.

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    Crit, Comment, and edits welcome. I shot some B&W film as well, but I just developed that film and don't have it on a CD yet. I'm all done scanning prints with my printer...they look like crap when I do that.
     
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    Efergoh TPF Noob!

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    next items for purchase are UV and Polarizing filters. Bought the UV this morning.
     
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    #3,4,5,6 are the best. Photo #1 is good too but I would like that one better in B&W. Anyways, thats just my personal opinion. Great job, your mother should be proud!
     
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    Thanks. I had high hopes for number 2, but it came out really contrasty.

    Funny you would say that regarding the first one. before I even posted these, I converted it to sepia with Roxio. :D

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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My immediate thought was: a pity you chose such a sunny day for her first real portraits ... bright sun creates deep shadows, and as of a certain age (like mine), we no longer want to see as many shadows and highlights in our faces ... I should say ... erm ... and then I came to the photo taken in the shadow and thought: yes, that is the right place to take outdoor photos when the sun shines brightly: in shadow places. Did you further soften the focus of that one? For that one seems just a tad out of focus, but I am beginning to like photos of myself that are no longer QUITE QUITE in focus ;).
     
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    I know, but timing was an issue. I do not live near my mother, and I had to squish her into my schedule, and she into mine. 3 hours after I took these, I was shooting my cousin's daughter, and I was wishing I had done her first then my mother because the sun was lower and the light was softer and more golden.

    No, with the exception of the one to which I gave the Sepia treatment, these are all untouched images.
     

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