Senior portrait shoot...Cindy (4 pics)

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  1. NJMAN

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    So, I've been a little busy lately, and that's not such a bad thing. Doing the job I love to do. This time, I attempted a senior portrait shoot. Hope you like it. C&C always welcome please. Thanks for looking! :)

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    Thanks for looking! :)

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    They look good! Great lighting in all of them. #3 is my favorite because of the way the warm light hits her skin and contrasts with the color of her eyes. My only complaint is how the gradient on the right side desaturates her arm somewhat. I understand how it happened, though.

    Good shoot!
     
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    Thanks a lot snotshake for your nice comments! That would be the vignette on her arm. I figured I should keep the vignette because I wanted to add more to the mood of the image.

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    Some great shots with minor but noticeable problems. The eyes are lit and handled best in the last two. The first two can be brightened a little.
    The framing is too tight. The hand should not be cut off in the first shot. The elbow is too close to the edge of the frame in shot 2. The head is touching the top of the frame in shot 3 and in shot 4 the head is cut at both the top and the chin. There are also some skin colour variations from pink through grey to shades of brown. I would try to adjust colour a little to try and make the variations less noticeable. :)

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    Nj, number 3 is just beatiful. I love the close-up and her skin tones are perfect. Of course I love the laying in the grass pose. She should be very happy with these.
     
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    Very good again! The eyes look awesome on that girl! She is a very interesting looking subject by the way. My only thing is the pose in munber 2. To me, it looks a little uncomfortable but is still very good.
    My, my... you HAVE been very busy. Haven't you?
     
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    Thank you for your critique skieur. :)

    Thanks oldnavy! Your recent shot of the model in the grass actually inspired me for that one. :D

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    Hi NJMAN,
    1.) She has a really nice relaxed smile and look in this one, but it almost looks like her body has been stretched out really long (although I bet she just naturally has a nice long torso...lucky girl:)) It looks like the background was really bright and you tried to burn it in or tone it down somehow? But, the section between her body and her arm looks like it got missed and it draws my eye right to it.
    2.) Her arm is distracting in this one...it cuts off her face. And it makes a right angle that I don't think is very attractive. Your B&W conversion looks nice though:)
    3.) This one is my favorite. Her eyes are beautiful! I think someone else already said that her head is cropped off just a tad. I think I would have tried to have her bring her right arm in closer to her body so that it wouldn't be so distracting in the frame.
    4.) The cropping of her chin really bugs me in this one.
     
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    Thanks for your comments as always Kathi! :)
     
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    Thanks April for the tips!

    1) Yes, she has a long torso and long legs to boot (she's 5' 9"). She is incredibly athletic and excels in many sports, especially track. The background was very bright, and I was shooting in a shady but nicely lit spot. The only burning I did was a vignette around the outer edges.
    2) I see what you mean about this one. I will have to watch for that next time. Good catch.
    3) Thank you. And yes, good call.
    4) I think I may have went a little overboard with the closeup, but I really wanted to get the eyes in this one again like #3.
     
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    Very nice shots! Curious, were these shot with the 50mm 1.8 ?
     
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    I have to agree about #1
    The bright spot between her arm and her body does draw the eye.

    You did a great job as usual though.

    Thanks for sharing
     

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