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  1. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Are not something I normally do. I need practice. I got some the other day. I did a shoot with my new friend Megan, who needed some head shots. She's an aspiring actress. Here's two that she picked out the of the 157 that I shot :p

    What do you guys think?

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    I'm going to clean up the stray hairs on her forehead before I print.
     
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    I think the quality of the pics is very very good.

    As for the angle I like #2 best. In # 1 she's doing something funny with her neck or the camera is too close. It makes her face seem broader. She looks like a good model though. Very at ease with the camera.
     
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    Nice shots mate.
     
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    Lula Cracks-Up At Crazy Titles!

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    they look great
    good :thumbsup:
     
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    ditto!
     
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    Both are wonderful! Good job! :)
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    These are nice. I like the pose in #2 the best. My only suggestions would be to get some additional light on her right (as you face the photo that is) and to increase the contrast a bit in the black and white. I've always found that if the eyes stand out with excellent lighting it makes the whole portrait pop even that much more.

    These are great shots, and I can't believe you have don't more portraits, it looks like you have a natural gift :thumbsup:
     
  8. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    Thanks a lot everyone :) FYI, these were just proof jpgs that I made a gallery out of, for Megan to pick which ones she wanted. They were just very quickly and lightly retouched. I made 3 prints today, and balanced out the exposure on her face and increased the contrast. I gave her the prints after work and she loved them. *phew* I fooled another person into thinking I'm a photographer! :p

    #2 was her favorite, and mine as well :)

    Thanks again everyone. I'm slowly building my confidence in my portrait ability.
     
  9. pilgrim

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    and that you should be! :p
    the second one is great matt, the look in her eyes is something else :D
     
  10. Digital Matt

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    Thanks Pilgrim. I think 75% of portrait photography is making your subject feel comfortable. I'm glad we got together and had dinner a few days before the shoot, and I got to know her a bit, got to know her sense of humor, and was able to make her laugh and relax the whole time. There's a lot of trust involved.

    I gotta say, I really enjoyed it. :)
     
  11. jadin

    jadin The Mad Hatter

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    Next thing we know you'll be posting nudes! ;) I kid I kid.

    I think the shots are good, but I don't care for the neck angle in number 1 as was brought out.

    Number 2 looks terrif!
     
  12. JonMikal

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    LOL...no, I think Alyssajns24 has a jump on him in the nude category. :wink:
     

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