My attempt at shooting portraits... C&C

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  1. thebasedsloth

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    Questions:

    How much effort did you put into the locations?
    Did you pose the people, or did they just pick their own positions?
    What do you like about them?
     
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    ^^ This! All three of these seem rather more like snapshots of strangers that you happened across. Generally speaking, a portrait is an image which is planned, posed and illuminated to acheive a certain result. All three of these suffer from exposure/lighting issues.
     
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    And MAJOR distraction/composition issues.
     
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    These arent portraits. They are street scenes. Portraits have an up close emphasis on the person.
     
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    These might be interesting photojournalism/art shots in the vein of Lee Friedlander or Robert Frank. As portraits, these fail.
     
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    They're more street photography than portraits since none of them emphasize the person as the subject. It's more of a "scene" than a "portrait."
     
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    All of these photos have an emphasis on space. I like space in my photos as well. And lighting/composition issues? Looks like life to me!
     
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    haha the first one is epic, who stand in the ****in dirt like that to talk on the phone.
     
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    As mentioned.. these are not portraits. Especially #3.. you can barely see the guy! You might want to google "portraiture"! :)
     
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    Okay, so maybe they're NOT portraits.
    But as photos in general, whether they're street scenes or whatever you wanna call them, what do you guys think?
     
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    Theyre pretty boring.
     

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