Portrait Assignment

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  1. MelodySoul

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    I had an assignment (for class) to take 3 portraits, in each your model must have a different outfit. One must be a headshot, one must show shallow depth of field and the last should show motion. My friend Nichole was my model and did a great job! C&C welcome.

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    For fun another one that I liked but isn't being submitted for the assignment.

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    nice job, they all look very good and in natural light too, i like them!
     
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    Thanks!

    I'm not totally in love with #3 but I think it's the best of what we got.
     
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    Anyone else?
     
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    I like the first one the most. It is very natural.
     
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    Thank you, it's my favorite too.
     
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    I like #3, shows a fun personality.

    Closer shots show she has a pin stuck in her lower lip.

    ...lol
     
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    A few thoughts: All of the images seem to have a slight green cast, easily fixed with a colour-balance adjustment. Images 1,2 and 3 have some unfortunate background choices. In #1 the heavy black bar at the top of the image is somewhat distracting. In 2 and 3 you've broken one of the cardinal rules of portraiture in that you have things "growing" out of the subject's head. As there's no EXIF data appended to your images, I'm unsure of what lens you're using, but I'd suggest with it's "rolled condom" bokeh it's less than ideally suited for shallow DoF work. Images 2 and 4 would be better if cropped to offset the subject from center. Overall, some nice work - just a few thoughts for future work.

    Just my $00.02 worth - your mileage may vary.

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    Thanks for the comments. I will definitely keep these things in mind for my next shoot. I was using my 50mm, the reason you see the "rolled condom" look as you put it..lol...is because it's a chain link fence behind her...not an ideal spot I suppose.
     

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