try at portraits

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  1. fwellers

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    Dick Sanders street portraiture inspired me. I tried to do something like it with a couple of co-workers today.
    Please don't even attempt to compare this to his stuff, but as far as portraits go, I think it's the best I've done so far, which isn't saying much.


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    19 views no comments. Is it really that bad ? :)
     
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    I like the 2nd picture a lot. Just watch out for the light reflection on her glasses and face. The glare kind of ruins it. I can't tell if that's your flash or just room lights. What were you using for lighting? (She has a nice uni-dimple)

    The 1st picture breaks the infamous rule: You don't want to cut-out their chin or other important bodily parts. You should take the pictures cropped out because you can always crop in but you can't always add what's not there.
     
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    Thank you ! Just what I was looking for.
    I took that with the north light from a window hitting them on the side of the face, and actually used the built in flash, trying to get a contrast effect, but obviously failed a little with her. She is a pretty lady.
    I do have another shot of her, and another one of him:

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    Dick Sanders seems to do alot of waist-up shots, with no smiles and minimal use of flash.

    I think that might be a good start, instead of face-filling-the-frame-in-the-center-with-flash, try from the waist up, no flash, no smiles.

    Also cutting chins off = badbadbadbad
     

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