Some PROM pics

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  1. marthemar

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    These are of my neice before Prom. I am just getting into photography, so any critiques or suggestions are welcome.

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    Nice shots :) I'll CC two parts of these.

    1. The rule of thirds :) Read up on it. Its actually not visually interesting in photographs to center your subject. Strange eh? All along we try for that only to find out you're not usually supposed to!

    2. Catch lights in the eyes are usually wanted because they animate the eyes more- they seem happier- they are just more appealing. To get catch lights, you usually would turn your subject so they're facing a light source. Because the sun can make them squint, making your subject face an illuminated white building or an open part of the sky can achieve catch lights. Just start looking in their eyes and if you see light, you'll have a much better photograph most of the time.
     
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    These are beautiful! Love the poses. I think some cropping will help with the composition. I see your photos are ok to edit so i played with them a little. Not everyone likes contrast added but I thik it makes pics like these seem more romantical! LOL
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    Thank you for the input. The edits made these look a lot better. I have Adobe PS, so I will have to start playing with the contrast a little. Thanks again.
     
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    Nice edits kathi! The tighter crops were good because it eliminated a lot of the blownout folliage in the background nicely.

    The biggest thing I agree with is to make sure their faces are brightened up with some kind of spill light, so that it offsets the bright sunlight in the back. Even a fill flash would have been okay in this instance, but not too strong. Overall not bad at all. But watch the harsh shadows on the face from the sunlight. :)

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the prom pic came out so nice