Senior Portraits Please C&C!

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  1. misstwinklytoes

    misstwinklytoes TPF Noob!

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    Hey, these are some senior portraits I did. Let me know where I can improve. :) Thanks!

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  2. gsgary

    gsgary Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The obvious thing is focus and second is poses,the first shot is a no no, the up the nose is not a good pose
     
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    misstwinklytoes TPF Noob!

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    Thanks gsgary! I figured the nose thing was a no no, but I've gotten a lot of compliments on that pic. :D Ah well! This was only my 3rd or 4th time using the camera ever. I've learned a lot about focus since then. I hope it will show in the next set. :)
     
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    Just curious: As long as the up-the-nose shots don't show any intra-nose details, is it really that bad?

    #1 Focus is off

    #2 Focus is way off and the bokeh looks really strange...was this cropped?

    #3 Although I really wouldn't consider this a portrait, I could see how a senior in HS may like this one.
     
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    subscuck No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you're not using center point AF, which seems to be the cause of misfocus in these pics, I would start using it. When you have all AF points selected, you're letting the camera choose what it focuses on based on contrast. Select only the center point, and you tell the camera where focus should be.

    BTW, #2 is the best of the bunch, tho it appears left leg and forearm are where the cam focused.
     
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    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree...
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Looks like a female foot fetishist's dream set...
     
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    kass617 TPF Noob!

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    I agree with the above comments. On #1 I can't see anything that's really in focus, plus the pose is meh. On #2 it looks like a bad scan of an old picture. Again focus issues.
     
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    Naphtali14 TPF Noob!

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    Use a tripod and change it to a center point AF are the two tips I give you.
     
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    Leilameat TPF Noob!

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    2. has a strange facial expression, and his ear/face is blurry, also the lighting is bad.
    1. is just a strange angle.
    3. is cool. but not really a "senior photo" :p
     
  11. misstwinklytoes

    misstwinklytoes TPF Noob!

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    HAH! That's too funny. His mom was there and -hated- the shoes he was wearing so we were forced to barefoot.

    Ironically though, I snuck in that shoe picture and she LOVED it! :lol:
     
  12. misstwinklytoes

    misstwinklytoes TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, me and my sucky focus. I'm still learning though and I'm determined to have awesome pics to show you guys.

    #2 was cropped.

    #3 :D He liked it and his mom hated the shoes but loved the pic.
     

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