Portrait Shots

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  1. vonDrehle

    vonDrehle TPF Noob!

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    They are both on my Flickr account.

    I took both of these today when we were bored. I prefer shooting landscape and nature but I have been working on getting better at doing portrait photography. If you can see anything I could do better please feel free to comment.

    Camera: Canon 5D
    Lens: 50mm f/1.8
    Shutter Speed: 1/125
    Aperture: f/1.8
    Flash 550ex on ETTL w/ Cloud Light Sphere and Amber dome
    Converted to Black and White in Photoshop

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. Big Mike

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

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    I really like the first one, can't think of anything to critique.

    In the 2nd one, what is that behind/above her? It's grabbing too much attention away from the subject.
     
  3. RMThompson

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    I feel the opposite. I love the second one, although the chandelier? is sort of throwing it off,its a sweet pose.

    The first one the smile seems a little forced... but a good shot.

    Cheers all the way around!
     
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    The first one has a little blow out. I like the second the best, but agree that the background lights are distracting.
     
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    I like them both...I'm not really qualified to critique...but I do agree that the lighting in the background is a bit distracting...but both are very pretty...I like
     
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    vonDrehle TPF Noob!

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    Alright thanks. And it is a chandelier in the background. On the color version it doesn't stand out as much as it does in the black and white version. I will see if I can photoshop it out a little later tonight. I might even recrop it.
     
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    xfloggingkylex TPF Noob!

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    you could get away with just cropping the second one down a little more, and then you'd have a lot less to PS. When I was looking at the picture I had scrolled down to far and didnt notice the background until Mike said something, and when I scrolled up was like "WOW its right there!"
     

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