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Discussion in 'People Photography' started by mikie2084, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. mikie2084

    mikie2084 TPF Noob!

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    I would like to know what you guys think of this photo? How can i do better, what did i do wrong ect?

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    Um, I find it really odd that she's behind a haystack.
    Her skin is a bit reddish and the eyes are completely dark. I don't like the photo.:meh:
     
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    Tell me what i could of done to make it better please! Not just that you dont like it, im not a portrait photog and just a beginner, i used my Sb-600 to try and fill the shadows , thats the first time ive ever tried to do it. Where i live we have farms and hay and open fields, not just beaches and beautiful weather. I dont mind you not liking my photo just help me and understand we are from dif parts of the country!

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    Another pic!

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    Im used my Sb-600 twice im not a pro thats why im here, it doesnt bother me if you dont like my photos but help me not just say i dont like them!
     
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    I wish there were fields of flowers here....so much potential for portraits.
    I'm jealous! Lol

    I like the second shot, better than the first. What If she leaned or were out more open towards the tree?
    Or maybe sat in front of the tree...with the field leveled behind you?


    Just some ideas. :)
     
  6. Early

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    For starters, neither shot is sharp enough, and while the second one has some potential, it needs to be recomposed somewhat. I'm guessing some camera shake was the culprit there.
     
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    I used my tripod for just about every shot I took, we were walking out of the field by the bale and it was just spur of the moment. Wind was blowing bout 25mph and the women were constantly fixing their hair. Heres a tripod shot, i think its oof too, but what did i mess up on?

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    To Early and Perfectlyflawed thank you for your time to help me!!
     
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    I know this isn't considered a person but his is my boy, my kid, my buddy! I love this shot of him.

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  10. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    She is in shadow, and does not stand out in the photo. Your subject should jump out, within reason.
     
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    D-B-J can you explain more please? Im just a beginner trying to learn as much as i can. I thank you for your post. I know i need to figure out my speedlight to fill the eyes but like i said this is the 2nd time using it and the first was just practicing.
     
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    This one is spot on. The pic with the girls just doesn't jump out at you the way this one does. Perhaps it would look better enlarged, but I can't tell.
     

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