My first portrait pictures.....

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  1. blatalllic

    blatalllic TPF Noob!

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    Went out saturday and had a nice photoshoot...Weather was really nice but it was to bright outside...But we went ahead and did this shoot....Took about 140 pics, maxed out my memory card....I was shooting in RAW......I have one problem :mrgreen: , picking a few out of so many because I really liked most of them....C&C are welcomed...my goal is to get better and better....Thanks in advance

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice shots of a pretty model, if I had to pick a favorite, it would be #2.

    One thing that I think could be improved is the composition. In every shot, her face is dead center...try changing that up.
     
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    IN almost all of these, the background is more interesting than the subject.
     
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    blatalllic TPF Noob!

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    I didnt even notice that, thanks Mike for bringing that up...Guess On the ones I posted it came out that way...

    Ya she wanted downtown in her background so I gave her what she wanted lol
     
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    let me say I think these are awesome! But I am a freak for contrast so the first two I keep wanting to see more of it, that's just me though probably - I use it too much!
    And I agree with Big Mike about the composition. Makes the photo more interesting when the subject isn't in the middle like that. But these are very nice and I am sure she is VERY pleased! Good job!
     
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    Love the selective color on 6!
     
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    blatalllic TPF Noob!

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    Thanks guys....shes pleased, going out again this weekend I hope to shot some more...hopefully later int he afternoon when its not too bright
     
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    Bump for additional suggestions
     
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    #1 is okay, but needs a vertical crop, has poor midtone contrast, and is a little bit blown out.

    #2 could be great if it weren't so flat and blown out.

    #3: The pose is definitely no good, and you're too far away. Closer up w/wide angle would be better.

    #4 and 5: Shooting against chain-link stopped down is a bad idea.

    #6: This looks sort of like an amateur attempt at an ipod commerical. If that's what you were going for, there's way too much background.

    #7 is no good. The light on her face is very flat, and the highlight on her legs draws my eyes down to her knee, which isn't where they should be going.

    Overall, the thing you can improve most upon is light. You aren't paying any attention to where highlights and shadows are falling. That's the most important part of portrait work and arguably photography in general. Look at the splotchy shadows on her in #'s 4 and 5 and you'll see what I mean. You're also shooting too far away from your subject. Get in close, these aren't landscape shots.
     
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    nice ideas, but the backgrounds seem to be a little bit to busy.
     
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    Well, Max is definitely honest. A very good analysis I think.
     
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    blatalllic TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Max, guess I need to do more reading......


    **goes to a corner and cries**

    Just kidding, I do appreciate the comments and suggestions.....
     

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