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Discussion in 'People Photography' started by RL., Aug 3, 2010.

  1. RL.

    RL. TPF Noob!

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    my first shoot with a kid....cc hard please I need it!

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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Which one?

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    OK. Number 1 it is.

    What struck me first when I saw this one was the lighting. It seems you found some light with the right quality, but you could have done better with the direction of light. If you squint a bit while looking at the image, you can plainly see that most of the little guy's face is in shadow. Moving the camera slightly clockwise around the subject would have provided a better lighting scheme, allowing some light to fall onto his left cheek and into his eyes.

    With a low-key subject like this (dark hair and eyes, with some tone to his skin), a shirt with some deeper color would help direct the viewer's eye up to his face.

    And while I do like that he is interacting with me, looking right at me, I think you could have done more with his expression.

    Since you've placed him in a horizontal frame, I agree with having him off-center. The background doesn't offer much. If you take your hands and cover the bright areas in the background you can see how much more we're drawn to his face. And since this is how it all shook out, take that bit of red off his shirt.

    I'm sorry I can't take time to do this with all your images. I will say I find the second view to be the strongest. Good direction of light, good interaction between the two subjects, leading lines of the road striping, repetition of form with the street lights... all very nice. Crop in a bit at the top to loose the wires... maybe clone out the poles where we can't see the lamps.

    I hope this is helpful.

    -Pete
     

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