natural light portraits - would love feedback to help me improve.

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by MonteMama, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. MonteMama

    MonteMama Calmer than you, Dude.

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I've been reading, browsing, practicing and so on like crazy for quite a while now. Here are some random shots from the past couple weeks... would love some input to help me improve. Specifically, as I'm just using natural light for now, I'd love any tips that will help me find optimal lighting for portraits.

    1.
    [​IMG]

    2.
    [​IMG]

    3.
    [​IMG]

    4.
    [​IMG]

    5.
    [​IMG]

    6.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. DRATOM

    DRATOM TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    DFW
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    What is there to improve? I absolutely love #2! :thumbup:
     
  3. Evil Eagle

    Evil Eagle TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Springfield, MO
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The eyes in #2 are insane! But I dont like the crop.
     
  4. iflynething

    iflynething TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,347
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    South Carolina USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Are you shooting manual. Only thing I can see is some are overexposed: 1 (face), 3 shirt

    ~Michael~
     
  5. MonteMama

    MonteMama Calmer than you, Dude.

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks for the comments.

    I switch it up... manual, aperture priority. Occasionally shutter priority. In #1, I am pretty sure that the SOOC exposure was ok, I bumped it up a bit in LR. #3.... that was a tough shoot and gave me even more admiration for wedding photogs who have to be sure not to blow out details on wedding dresses. :hail:
     
  6. PattiS

    PattiS TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    #1 is actually my favorite of the bunch. :)
    Was #2 undexposed sooc?
     
  7. MonteMama

    MonteMama Calmer than you, Dude.

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I am guilty in general of underexposure (if there is a UA group out there - underexposers anonymous... I should probably join). This one wasn't really underexposed, though. Here it is sooc:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. A&A_Lane

    A&A_Lane TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Cute pictures! Only thing I can think to add to the other comments is to watch your cropping (example is fingers in #4).

    Good job, overall!
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
how to take natural light portraits
,
improve natural lit portrait
,

lighting for portraits

,

montemama

,
natural lighting portraits
,
underexposed portrait