My Very First Portrait Attempt

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  1. bbaker35

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    This is a link to my very first portrait atemp of my sister. In fact, it was one of the very first shots I ever took with my 350D. So go ahead, I promise you won't hurt my feelings...

    My Sister's Portrait
     
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    Overall pretty good. I like the off-center crop, though I might do it a big tighter...but that's just me. I'd also probably use a fill-flash (yes, even in daylight) to get some light into the shadowed areas around her eyes.


    Oh, and your sister's cute! ;) :drool:
     
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    Thanks I had only had my camera for about 4 days then. Not that I'm a great photographer now, but I would be willing to bet that I didn't even know what a fill flash was then, but I'm learning.

    P.S. - Just because she's cute doesn't mean she's not crazy. lol
     
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    that's a very nice portrait. she has a nice smile.
    a great use of the apperture to achieve that FOD.
     
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    Good shot
     
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    For a first attempt it is not too shabby. Portrait photographers must study the lighting and observe what the lighting is doing to the face, and the shadows cast by that light. The light source (sunshine here) has cast a dark shadow on her left cheek caused by her hair. I would have moved the hair back behind ear.

    Benji
     

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