Senior Portraits

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  1. genophotography

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    I thought I'd post some senior portraits I took this past October here. I'm relatively new to the senior portraits thing since most of my work has been weddings. But anyway, here they are:

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    They're good as far as the technical posing and such... but I agree with Elsapet (from another of your posts) that the color lacks "luster" and is flat. I think they need more "boom" in the colors.
     
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    You definitely need some post processing work to bring out the colours and contrast.

    However, the poses and technical aspects are pretty good.

    Pretty girl doesn't hurt.
     
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    Yeah, I would agree. These photos are really good, but with some post processing they could be great. Nothing too demanding either. Some levels work and some color work is all.
     
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    She's a very pretty girl, but again the contrast is missing.
    Technically though, I think they are pretty well done. :)
     
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    I naturally have problems with contrast. It is something I've been trying to work on though. Even in painting in college my prof noted that I tend to shy away from darks and tone down the contrast in my work. I will play around with these some more and repost some later.

    Thanks for your comments!
     
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    i LOVE her eyes...i wish i had eyes that pop like hers especially with dark hair
     
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    Okay, I real quick edited the BW pic.

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    I really don't know why the first image is "soft focus." It's not on my comp and i didn't sharpen anything in the second one. Must be something with the web hosting that I put the photos on.

    In addition to editing the contrast overall. I played a bit with her eyes, trying to help them pop a bit more. Also I softened her skin a little bit to add to the "glamour."
     
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    The post production is inconsistent, the first two are (imo) too sharp, the rest are a little too soft. I agree, more saturation in the color would be great, sharpen the eyes, and keep it on location, they're stronger images.

    Other than that, they're fine.
     
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    As I stated in the before post, some of these are much softer focus than they were actually taken. I'm going to try resaving them and reposting them later. I honestly, don't know what happened in the transition between my comp and posting that made them so soft.
     
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    Here they are. Without the degraded focus.
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    I do have to admit that for her skin i think they are too sharp. I think I will soften that some, but I love the hair and eyes being so sharp. It's easier to blur something in post production than it is to make it sharper.
     
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    The one smack center is a winner.
     

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