Portrait Session

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  1. tr0gd0o0r

    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    I'm taking senior photos for one of my friends, and after attempting a shoot in a nearby bamboo forest (not nearly enough light) we went ot a local dam and I got these shots. What do you guys think? Any tips? cuz i'm sure i'm gonna have several more sessions w/ her.

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  2. deb

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    The shots seem underexposed and out of focus to me. May I try to lighten one up and repost?
     
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    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    That's what I was afraid of. I wasn't positive if the exposure was my monitor or not tho. And the focus, i've been having problems wiht that for a while. After this shoot, i decided i think its the lens I'm using. I'm gonna start using a differnet one to test out that hypothesis.
     
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    Here's a corrected version (I'll remove this if you wish). It's based on my best guess of what the colors might have been.

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  5. Alison

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    I'm with Deb on the colors and focus. But, composition wise I think you're onto a good start. I really like the 3rd one down. I also think you're doing a great job getting a natural looking expression and smile, which can be one of the hardest things to do in portrait work.
     
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    I agree with Alison about the composition. I especially like the third as well. Just get the colors and focus and you'll have some great shots!!!
     
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    use flash!!! those shots look as if they were done without it! and practise a bit with focus... for example on the second shot... she is unsharp...
     
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    thats very good pics i think, but 3 one is the best. i agree with deb,and u do need to use flash! ::shakes finger::
     
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    i kinda like the etheral quality they have in the low light but they do need a bit more yes..
    the composition is really good.
     
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    i would use a flash but only in rear mode so you allow existing light to help balance. just me 2 cents.
     
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    How fun!

    I like 2 (composition and feel but needs a little something) & 5.

    Personally, I don't like the pose in 3. It looks very unnatural (as in "i have to keep my left hand here or I'll fall over").
     
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    #2 is AWESOME (if you can just fix that focus as you said)!!! Your composition is right on target, just lighting and focus... dito everyone else's comments...
     

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