Urban Portraits

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  1. EJBPhoto

    EJBPhoto TPF Noob!

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    Did this photoshoot with a friend at his request the other day. I took 300 photos, and ended up giving him a lot of the nice portraits like the first photograph here. However, I prefer the more "artsy" (if you will...) captures so I guess that's what I'm choosing to share here. These are probably my favorites out of 300. They're less close up, I guess. Oh, and i know 3 is on the darker side. Personally, I like it but i understand some people might prefer that shot lighter.

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  2. woodsac

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    I think it's a great, casual series :D
    It's a toss-up between 3 and 4?
    And actually, #1 is my least fav ;)
     
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    I like the first one best. In the rest, the focus seems to be elsewhere. I love the black and white. I'm sure your friend was thrilled with these!
     
  4. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Actually, I like the second one... quite a bit. But it does need some work. As Cindy pointed out, it's just not sharp enough. I would tone down the very light portions of the background (the door and frame).

    Try running the unsharp mask a couple of times. You may be able to salvage the image. I played with it a bit and I think it could work.

    Good luck!

    Pete
     
  5. photo gal

    photo gal TPF Noob!

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    I love the urban aspect to these! Nicely done! And try what Pete suggests and they will be even better!!! : )
     
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    liveinsurrealism TPF Noob!

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    Yeah number one is my least favorite to.
     
  7. AprilRamone

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    I like #2 the best also. And then #3. I agree with Cindy about the focus though. It'd be interesting to see some of your more up close shots too.
     
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    #1 ok
    #2 too soft/fuzzy, composition good
    #3 gots the most style.
    #4.. no
     

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