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Toddgo
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Oct 24, 2017 19:43 |  #1

This is my first attempt at portrait photography. My friend asked to do her daughters senior pictures and I said I'd give it a try. Here is a sample. I think they turned out pretty good for my first time and my friend is more than happy. Now I'd like some opinions of others. Thanks


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Oct 24, 2017 19:44 |  #2

Here are two more.......


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Oct 25, 2017 09:46 |  #3

Nice variation of location and posing. Usually you see people new to portraits just take a bunch of snapshots. In the future (assuming that is your only lens) I would shoot portaits only with that lens zoomed to 55mm and more your feet to crop. Oh wait you have a 70-200 so yeah use that more


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Oct 26, 2017 08:58 as a reply to DThriller's post |  #4

Thanks for the comment. More feet to crop, do you mean like this one?


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Oct 26, 2017 10:25 |  #5

I meant to say use your feet to crop ie instead of zooming keep your lens at a 70mm or greater and walk closer or further away to crop


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Oct 26, 2017 17:01 as a reply to Toddgo's post |  #6

great Fall pictures




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Oct 26, 2017 20:59 |  #7

These are very nice.


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Oct 26, 2017 21:37 |  #8

Great job! Did you choose a location and have ideas for the shots beforehand?


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Oct 28, 2017 18:22 as a reply to HodjPodj's post |  #9

Thanks for the comments

This is at a county park where they have created a little village of historic homes, buildings and barns that they have moved here instead of tearing down. I've seen pictures from here before so I had an idea of that I wanted, but we really just walked around and winged it. It seems some photographers have "their shots" they use. I'm still trying to figure that out.


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Oct 28, 2017 20:47 |  #10

This is a nice start for sure but there are a few things you can do to make the next shoot even better. The first one looks slightly out of focus...seems to have caught her shoulder in focus instead of her face. Always use a single focus point and put it on the eyes....as long as the eyes are sharp the rest looks good! Use your 70-200 2.8 and shoot it wide open to get some nice creamy bokeh. The 2nd and 3rd look slightly underexposed as well, especially in the face. You may be able to correct this in lightroom especially if you shot these in raw format. Lastly....always shoot RAW as it gives you a lot more latitude in editing. Keep practicing and keep posting so we can track your progress!


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Oct 28, 2017 20:57 |  #11

Looking at the settings you used for the shots I wonder why you shot at elevated ISO? 1/1600 shutter is really high...you could shoot at ISO 100 easily with that kind of light and get better grain especially at 2.8. I always shoot at the lowest ISO possible as the image quality is always better. Looking back again, you could have shot all of these at ISO 100 and still had a shutter speed of more than 1/125 which is plenty for a non moving subject like a model. Do some test shots at different apertures and you will see the difference!


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jamesgang1950
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Nov 05, 2017 10:26 as a reply to Point-n-shoot-n's post |  #12

Very nice pictures and I must say for first time this is pretty great--- I too am working at facing my "portrait" fears and the suggestions are great --please keep it coming as it helps us beginners a lot

Here is my "2 cents"----I liked the shot you made with the young lady on the ground an off camera flash/strobe would be a good set up to assist the ambient light maybe???? your first shot made me think there was a reflector or something on the side of her face away from the sun this what I am trying to practice adding light but so well blended into the ambient that it doesn't look "canned" or to flashy...........okay that was maybe more than 2 cents JD




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