Various portraits

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  1. van

    van TPF Noob!

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    Really...just starting off in portraiting. Any advice is appreciated.

    All of these were done with a Rebel. (digital)

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  2. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I like the first and third. My feelings are that when photographing people, the subject(s) should be interacting with something... if not each other, then an object of some kind (like in your 3rd view here) or even the viewer (like the first). Pesonally, I'm not fond of portaits where the sitter is just staring off into space for no appearant reason. And, I gotta tell ya, I think the pose in #5 is a bit obscene.

    Pay more attention to direction of light and your backgrounds. I like the color and texture in the last one, but would like to see different posing.

    You seem to have exposure and color down pretty well. More posing and lighting like in the first and third, and you'll never have an unhappy client.

    I hope you find this helpful.

    -Pete Christie
     
  3. MotorPsycho

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    the first is an amazing photo.
     
  4. ClarkKent

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    My favorite is number 3, I like the pose and the exposure seems to be right on. The second one...the background is mainly a large distraction from your main subject...
     

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