Some of my Favorite Portraits from Last Fall

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  1. NJMAN

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    As a special request from Zendianah, I thought I would post some of my favorite portraits (as well as some of the parents favorites) from a couple of sessions I did last fall. I hope I haven't posted any of these yet. I can't wait to get some nice weather again and start doing more outdoor portraits. C&C always welcome and appreciated. Thanks very much for looking. :)

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    Thanks for looking! :)

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    #1, the best of the lot in my humble opinion.

    Great group all around.
     
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    Ditto, but they are all quite good, tight focus and amazing eyes!

    -Shea
     
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    Awesome work as usual NJ!
     
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    The closeup pictures are the best I think. Their catchlights are pretty interesting...is that just a reflector in their eyes?
     
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    How are you making their eyes sparkle? I love your work! Thank you for posting!!!!!
     
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    That last one is my favorite. What a cutie!
     
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    Hey, thanks so much, I really appreciate that. :)

    Thank you for the kind words!

    Thanks Melis. Very kind of you to say that! :)

    Hi nicfargo. Yes, I use a reflector whenever possible. That is, I use one when the subjects are sitting or standing still. I hardly ever use a fill flash outdoors, unless its absolutely necessary. Otherwise, I just try to position the subjects where there is good light in the shadows, so that it gives some dimension to the faces. I always follow it up with some dodging and post processing to brighten the eyes, but I try to keep that to a minimum and get it right as much as possible in camera first, which helps a lot.

    Thanks very much for the nice comments! :)

    Thanks zenny, for the wakeup call! haha. Some things that help make the eyes sparkle is 1) a nice tight focus on the eyes, 2) good light, 3) I use a reflector whenever possible to give their eyes a nice catchlight, and 4) people with light blue or green eyes! :)

    Thanks a lot for commenting April. Much appreciated.
     
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    These are gorgeous! Good job, nice lighting, and nice moments captured. I bet the parents of these children are so happy - you'll be their photographer for life. :)
     
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    Thanks Kathi for the extremely kind words. Really appreciate that! :)
     
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    4-9 priceless work. I like #1 a lot. The reflection in his eyes really stands out and draws you in.

    I won't pretend to know much about lighting, but it seems like you have the whole shadow thing down. They look great!
     
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    Hi NJ, wow, how much I missed looking at your work. Another set of beautiful portraits.
     

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