Portraits - C+C plz

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  1. christm

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    Hey There,

    Well today myself and a friend went to the local woods for some portrait photography. She was the model and I was the photographer.

    I recently got my 50D and have now got a pair of flash triggers, connected to a speedlight 430ex.

    Anyways, here the pictures linked via my site,

    Please DO NOT copy or distribute these.

    My Photos - click Portrait shoot
     
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    A little dark for my liking and they also look a little soft although its kinda hard to tell with the image size.
     
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    Yeah its the first time i've used the triggers. However I was going for the dark / half shadow effect.

    I had to use a slightly slower shutter speed due to the poor light, but not so much that it was blurred. I also didn't want an extremely high ISO because of noise.

    Thank you for your feedback though
     
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    Although I must say, my favorite shot is number 11
     
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    Any more Comments ?
     
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    I was going from the second link b/c I couldn't see much of anything from the first. Many are out of focus or at best soft focus. They're so underexposed, it's hard to make out anything but a feature here and there.
     
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    Hi there,

    The extreme exposure setting to create the under exposure was deliberae, I wanted it dark, mysterious and like this.

    I see what you mean in some of them by slightly soft, however this was due to lack of another tripod as the flash was on my main one.

    For a first attempt with my flash triggers I think they're ok.

    As for the size / quality on the two sites larger versions can be found when you click on the thumbnails on www.templemurray.com

    Chris
     
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    i think they got progressively better as i clicked through. last one being my favourite. i would have liked to see more of her face though. and i know you were going for the half lit face look.
     
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    Ok thank you for the C+C. Yes I totally agree with the getting better comment. It was my first attempt with flash triggers to my last attempt, with several skipped in between obviously.

    Thanks for the feedback, when I next take some portraits I will post them.
     
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    You used a flash.. but still had to have a slow shutter speed?

    Why?

    Honestly I don't like any of the pictures. They do nothing for your model.

    Can't tell much about her.. or much about the pictures at all.... So.. I guess if you were going for mysterious.. Then you got it... Its just not very pleasing.. heh.

    Also.. to comment on your site... It just doesnt feel very user friendly.
     
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    Well I guess you made your point.

    What is it you don't like about the site - Simple menu system, album layout, click on the thumbnail for a larger preview = simple = good
     

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