Sunday portraits

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by alcina, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. alcina

    alcina TPF Noob!

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    What a day is all I can say.

    I'm sorry there are so many...if you can only pick even one and add what you like and what you'd try next time, that's great as I feel it really helps me, and hopefully others, learn. I'm happy to put my images on the chopping block to help!

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    Very cute photos. But then again, all kids are cute. I love the color and atmosphere of the 1st one.
     
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    I think #2 is the best. The B/W works very well.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Some nice work, I'll throw in my two cents here:
    Overall I like the poses and composition except for #6. Is that lack of focus softness or gaussian blur? Either way it doesn't work for me in this image and I generally don't like her crop and positioning.
    Most of your images have very distracting bright spots which verge on blown, forehead in #4, lower right cheek #6, whole face in #7, which I assume was from a direct light. This needs either a hand-held diffuser between subject and light-source or a softbox.

    Just my $00.02 worth - your milage may vary.

    ~John
     
  5. alcina

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    Thanks for the input! Clients ordered less than five hours after viewing the gallery, so they were happy.

    Appreciate the time you took, John - some great things for me to think about in future. #6 the full image has sharp focus on the eye but a small dof makes the rest soft for sure...he was lunging forward and I grabbed it. Mom & Dad liked it and have ordered multiples...go figure. I've gone back and looked for blown bits etc - I think some of it processing style that may or may not suit some tastes and all frames could easily be adjusted down a touch or two. There was no direct light on any of them, fwiw...all window light (not streaming in) and/or bounced flash.

    From my test prints the ones they have ordered look nice, so off they went for print :)
     
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    And that ladies and gentlemen is what it's all about! Good job!
     
  7. alcina

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    I think you're bringing me luck! Just got a second order from this shoot (shame I'd already sent the first one off for print as I'll get nailed two shipping fees, but oh well ;) ).

    All I can say, is know thy audience and shoot & process accordingly...your flair is what people are hiring you for in the first place and part of that, for me, is being able to tailor things each time ;)
     

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