portrait of dad

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  1. alexlang

    alexlang TPF Noob!

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    i took a roll of portraits of my dad for a photo class assignment and this was the one i liked the most...advice for future shots?

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    p.s. bad scan quality
     
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    first off, dont center the subject, use the rule of 3rds. secondly, its better to take a candid shot of your dad rather than him posing. you can even do a posing candid where he'll pose a way to make it more candid..

    ADam
     
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    I think there could be a little more contrast.

    His black pants are a little to grey. You could fix this in PS using curves.

    I love candid shots, but I don't mind his pose. Good work.
     
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    I don't think the subject is in the dead center. I think maybe if you crop a little from the left and make the pole at the end of the photo it would be better. Just a suggestion. Yeh, and the pose isn't bad at all. Nice shot.
     
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    Actually, I'm not a fan of the pose. The way his leg is raised, and how his hand is resting on it, seems to compress the right side of his body.
     
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    I think the pose lends itself to putting your dad on the right side of the frame instead of the left. It the legs opens him up to the left and its seems a little awkward. Of coures, looking at the photo again, that may be a little strange considering what i'm imagining is on the left side of your dad.
     
  7. alexlang

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    thanks for the help guys! im gonna try another roll of these whenever i get the chance....maybe in a different location

    btw- the shoot had a track/running theme hence the clothes
     

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