My first try at portraits -- in need of C&C!

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  1. SnakeKeeper

    SnakeKeeper TPF Noob!

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    It's more difficult than I thought. :blushing: I wish these things had pause buttons. I do believe they are incapable of staying in one place. :p

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    #7: (The only posed one and my least favorite. :er:)
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    Well cool photos, interesting, just BIG BIG TIP, never cut body parts out of photos.. 5 is my favorite :)
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My kind of photofreak :), actually this topic came up few weeks ago, I think this is a pretty good regarding that Body Parts: Don Blair's Guide to Lighting and Posing.
    Otherwise, you're right it is harder doing it right then it seems.
    #1 it's better if shot at level of the child.
    #2 -
    #3 I love the reflection in the water. boost the contrast a bit, give more shades to b/w
    #4 underexposed
    #5 tooooo blurry
    #6 clone out the foot in the top right corner, or recrop it
    #7 -
    Overall, the look like snapshots. if you ever read my CCs on portraits, you'll notice my input on lighting and accenting subjects. So you got flat lighting, it is dull :( Use flash unit(s) and/or less dof to isolate your subject.
    There's an art to posing and lighting both with and w/o lights. If you're really interested, there are LOTS of book out there on the topic.
    Good Luck and keep on improving. :)
     
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    clbd39 TPF Noob!

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    I agree that they seem a bit like common snapshots, however #5 is interesting and a good photo, practice practice practice! :)
     
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    I love number 5! Try play a bit with it in PS or similar.
     
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    i love #5. the others just look like a common shots to me
     
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    Yeah, they generally look common, my favorite is the 5th shot also. :)
     
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    Just think about your shots before taking them!!! Look at subject then everything around it, makesure nothing crazy is going on then hit the shutter!
     
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    The first set of photos look really dark to me, kids are really hard to take pictures of anyhow! lol
     

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