Portrait C&C please!

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  1. Kofman13

    Kofman13 TPF Noob!

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    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    What wide angle lens did you use?
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    C&C per req:

    Wide angles are generally not considered flattering portrait lenses. The distortion here is fairly evident and the subject looks not unlike a bobble-head. The lighting isn't bad, but you do have some blown or nearly so highlights on his right arm.

    For future work consider a longer focal length, and shoot at the subject's eye-level not down on him/her. Try opening up the shot a little so that the subject doesn't seem quite so 'pressed' into the image, and look for more homogenous, pleasing backgrounds. Despite good use of selective focus and a larger aperture, the background is still recognizable and rather distracting.

    Just my $00.02 worth - your mileage may vary.

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    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm on iPhone. :)
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Never mind... I mis-read your post anyway. :er:
     
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    i used 18-55 VR
    i usually use my 50mm /1.8 for portraits.
    this guy is really quirky and hilarious in real life, i took this close up at 18mm standing on a table above him to make his body look smaller. i thought the angle fit his personality. but guess if you dont know him maybe the angle is wrong.
     
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    I think he looks like a bobble head.... but that personality type, I see coming through in this picture.
     
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    I understand what is the problem here ,

    When a photographer take any shot he has some thinking/projection going on for the subject, which cannot be understand by other unless you describe ,

    I see many time in TPF people submit there creative,unusual angel or any odd shot which might be wrong for some but creative for other ,

    and you end up getting these CC. I suggest you should describe what was the feel behind shot other wise you will get CC like what is right or wrong not on "Creativity"
     

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