My First Candid Portraits

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  1. WildBill

    WildBill TPF Noob!

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    Here is my first attempt candid portraits:
    My niece Allison
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    My wife's cousin Elaina

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    Tell me what you think, please,
    Bill
     
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    Nice, I like the second one the best due to the more natural lighting. The first one is a little to "flashed" for my liking but still a nice shot.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Did you do anything fancy to reduce the flash like that? I've never managed a shot like this without completely washing out the faces.
     
  4. WildBill

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    Both are as the camera saw them. Only cropped, sized for the web and, framed.
    I will be attempting to work on Alison's face to reduce some flash effect.

    Bill
     
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    I think the flash isn't as noticable on the second one because there was a fair amount of backlighting. A lamp is right behind her head. Unfortunately I don't think there's much you can do for the first one after the fact. On camera flash as a main light tends to be rather flat. You can tone down the harshness, but you can't add the detail and shadow that light from the side would have.

    I do think the second one is great for a flash pic, though. Nicely done!
     

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