New to People :) ***32 pics***

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by The Empress, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. The Empress

    The Empress TPF Noob!

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    I haven't posted on here in forever!! Here are some shots I took this summer. I normally don't do people so please don't hesitate to give me tough critique ;) Sorry there are so many, but I need all the help I can get so I don't want to just post the ones I think are the best...

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    to me many are out of focus and overexposed. Thats just my thoughts tho
     
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    I agree. Most are OoF. The bricks behind her are sharp.
     
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    focus was missed in almost every single one.
    the tagged wall, and old factory windows could lend themselves for some fantastic moody shots. i suggest going back there with some ideas in mind and getting the most from your surroundings.

    im sorry but none of these are doing a thing for me.
     
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    Focus,focus,focus. You need to pay more attention to the details, like not cropping off her feet,and focusing on her and not the background,and so on.
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Too many photos, what I looked out have lots of issues. Focus being the major culprit, followed shortly by contrast and subject matter.

    A lot of them gave me the impression "Hey I am a tourist, get a photo of me next to this now!" That's normally not a good thing.
     
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    Cool location ..........but yeah most of them are OOF.
     
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    other than the focus they mentioned a few pics with her tan line showing look like she has a bra on. it kinda looks tacky but im not sure how you would fix that. i guess photoshop would do it in a few min.
     
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    Okay. I will try not to be a broken record. Next time post just a select few if you want in depth critique (for instance 4-7 are practically the exact same, just taken a half second apart and a few feet further away). Here are just a few things I noticed.

    1. As noted, you really need to work on your focusing. In such 'busy' locations focusing can be a bit hit and miss without some practice. What lens are you using as well? Some of them are blatant misses (23) but other just look soft (14)

    2. Skin tones! To be fair she does have a wicked bathing suit tan so that is hard to work with, but see how her legs are like.. raw red in some of them?

    3. Posing. It is hard. But she has like... 2 poses. You need to help her out a bit :) She's a pretty girl but hands on hip gets old quick.


    Start with that and go from there. You have some good shots in there, they just need a little more thought :)
     
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    I second everything said, and i'd like to add a couple things

    1. Get in closer. LOTS closer!

    2. More in portrait

    3. Distance her from the background.

    4. Use a lower f number, bigger aperture, this will help make the background out of focus allowing the eye to focus on the subject. Since your outside in the day time you will need to up your shutter speed as high as you can, and lower your ISO.
     
  11. The Empress

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    Thanks all for the comments, sorry i have been away from a computer for a while :) I really appreciate the help so far!!!
     

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