Portrait of the ladies!

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  1. wgp1987

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    I took this on xmas and since i dont have a flash it was at iso3200. what do you think?

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    Your going to get some stick about the background
     
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    i like the background, has a "homey" feel lol. bring it!
     
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    I think it's a bit under exposed but worse than that is the super warm color temp. They are all very red looking. A little bit on the warm side can be nice for portraits, but this is just too much.

    It is a nice moment though, and I like the way the overhead light gives them a nice hair light, although it's too bright coming off the grey hair.
     
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    I wouldn't call it homely, why didn't you shoot it outside ?
     
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    it was night time. i dont have a flash yet
     
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    underexposed yes :/ .... too warm, yes :/ ..... it was shot as a jpeg, i dont know what i was thinking! lol

    her hair is why i underexposed it slightly, thought i got decent detail?
     
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    Because you placed her directly under the light, more thought next time :lol:
     
  9. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There isn't much (or any) detail loss in the hair, which is a good thing. But I don't think that is worth the price of underexposing the rest of the shot.

    If you did expose for the faces, the hair would be completely blown out. It's a choice you sometimes have to make.

    A better solution would be to realize that the lighting isn't great in that spot, and move them before taking the shot.
     
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    it was the only place/position in the house that had enough light to get a decent exposure for all three. I have only take a few other photos of people so i think it wasn't bad for a 4th attempt? i apoligize it wasn't good enough gsgary? i will think more like you in the future! :)

    thanks mike, you always have something constructive to say. i moved them a few times and this shot was the best result. it was a quick pose and i was wanted to take a better photo than their junky kodak/nikon p&s cameras.
     
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    You could have moved them back a bit and found something to use as a reflector for some fill.
     

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