Senior Pictures

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by Andie, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. Andie

    Andie TPF Noob!

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    When we got my son's Senior pictures taken it would have cost more to get outside pictures, so I decided to do them on my own. These were taken with my point and shoot Sony DSC-200 7.2 mp. Now that I have my K100 I'd like to try them again, and I think the overall look might be better.

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    Going to use this one as the party invitation with "the writing on the wall"

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    Photoshop'd to burn in the edges

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  2. Andie

    Andie TPF Noob!

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    Oops, one more that I love...

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    hyp0rbyte TPF Noob!

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    Good overall.

    I would get a little closer to him on 1, even if you do have to cut the legs off..

    2 I would tweak the colors just a little.

    On 3 did you just use desaturate to make it B&W? Look up some other methods on making proper b&w.. It seems a little flat.

    I'm not trying to be harsh, just trying to help.
     
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    Nope, not harsh at all! If ya can't handle criticism this is the wrong hobby, right?

    I know they all need a little work. And yes, on 3 I used the destaturate, and have since found other ways to do it. I'm very new to Photoshop and am eagerly waiting to start a class on the 23rd. :)

    I never was really thrilled with the pictures from the Sony, but am LOVINÂ’ the new Pentax.
     
  5. Big Mike

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

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    Nice work. I like what you have done for the first one...leaving room for text. I read an article once about how some pro photographers would often leave extra space in their photos...in case they got picked to go on the cover of a magazine.

    The 2nd one...I think the vignette is a little too strong. It will look better once it's in a frame though. IMO, a vignette should usually be more subtle...so that you don't really notice it's there unless you look for it.

    #3 is great. Selective color is often thought of as cheesy these days...but when it's not too contrasty like this...I think it's great.
     
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    Andie TPF Noob!

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    Thank you!
     
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    oldnavy170 TPF Noob!

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    I too like #3 alot.
     
  8. AprilRamone

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    I like the 2nd one the best. But, I have to agree that the vignette is way too overpowering. I also think more space at the bottom around his feet would've been better.
     

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