Senior Portraits

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by icdapoakr, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. icdapoakr
    Offline

    icdapoakr New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Beaumont, TX
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Took some senior portraits for my friend

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  2. AprilRamone
    Offline

    AprilRamone New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,281
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Denver
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0
    My Photos Are OK to Edit
    The first two make her look like she's an amputee. I think if you had moved a little bit to the side, this one would've been really nice. #3 would look nicer if you cropped off a little bit more of the right side.
  3. icdapoakr
    Offline

    icdapoakr New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Beaumont, TX
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    thanks for the comment

    i'm horrible with poses. i didnt realize that about the amputee and the last picture was more of a test shot but i liked it.
  4. nymtber
    Offline

    nymtber New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sodus, NY
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    uh....have her smile? :)

    my brother did my "senior pictures" almost 7 years ago. i think he ended up taking a roll of film, if not more. most of them turned out very well, and i think i was his first "real" portrait work outside. never made many prints though, just enough for my mom LOL

    1 and 2 look a bit washed out, maybe you want to meter on her face instead? i dont know i havnt gotten into that much (yep i better go find me a book on metering :D)

    well have fun, if you have a digital, at least you can do a LOT of playing around!!!
  5. Alison
    Offline

    Alison Swiss Army Friend

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    9,469
    Likes Received:
    95
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    TX
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +95 / 0
    My Photos Are OK to Edit
    I like your choice of locations, and I think they can work well for you. Posing didn't come naturally to me either, and it's something I still struggle with. I spent a lot of time browsing websites of other photographers, reading books and just trying different ideas.
  6. Soraiden
    Offline

    Soraiden New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gallery:
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    I like the concept of the fence behind her, but maybe step over to the right, so her body is at an angle to you (so she isn't flat/straight forward toward the camera). Angles are more flattering :)

    Then have her just glance toward you with her head, not her body. Her foot can still be up on the fence, but have her leg at a wider angle.

    I did my first photos ever, as senior portraits for my boyfriend's little sister (last year). It was a lot of fun...for me, her and her mom.

Share This Page