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Oct 22, 2017 19:54 as a reply to post 18478561 |  #16

That's exactly what I did today...in front of an old barn. I was thinking that too. If I did shots in front of a good background to start with...Shazam...no bad hair edges! Then I came home n set up a black background with my softbox and got some great shots of my family. Lots of laughs, great way to spice up a lazy Sunday. :-)


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Oct 22, 2017 21:38 |  #17

Canon D30?!?! HOLY COW!! That was the first ever DSLR I owned! LOVED that camera! It has some limitations for it's age, but... that is one awesome camera! I took a lot of great pictures with it!

Anyway, back to the picture.. I would move the flash up 2 more feet but keep the same angle, and reduce the "power" by one or two "thirds".

Post us a follow up pls, Id like to see your progress and explanation for what you did!

Thanks for posting,
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Oct 22, 2017 22:40 |  #18

ShutterKlick wrote in post #18478695 (external link)
Canon D30?!?! HOLY COW!! That was the first ever DSLR I owned! LOVED that camera! It has some limitations for it's age, but... that is one awesome camera! I took a lot of great pictures with it!

Anyway, back to the picture.. I would move the flash up 2 more feet but keep the same angle, and reduce the "power" by one or two "thirds".

Post us a follow up pls, Id like to see your progress and explanation for what you did!

Thanks for posting,
Andrew

I think the OP has a 30D, not a D30.


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Kristine2514
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Oct 22, 2017 23:19 as a reply to ShutterKlick's post |  #19

Ok thank you for the help; I really appreciate it. I'm going to play around with self portraits this week when I find time and I will do just what you said and then post. I have a 30d. I believe it's about 10 years old, so if cameras are like computers then it's over the hill. Lol. I really love it though and at my level it's all I need. Also, I was cleaning out my mom's closet last spring after she passed and found the camera in there. So it's special because it was hers and I had always had an interest in learning photography.


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Oct 23, 2017 06:08 |  #20

Kristine2514 wrote in post #18478746 (external link)
Ok thank you for the help; I really appreciate it. I'm going to play around with self portraits this week when I find time and I will do just what you said and then post. I have a 30d. I believe it's about 10 years old, so if cameras are like computers then it's over the hill. Lol. I really love it though and at my level it's all I need. Also, I was cleaning out my mom's closet last spring after she passed and found the camera in there. So it's special because it was hers and I had always had an interest in learning photography.

I like this.......

So finding her camera is your first go at any kind of photography? You had nothing before you found this one?

By the way.....this picture of you looks a little like Rene Russo. ;-)a


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Oct 23, 2017 07:12 |  #21

ShutterKlick wrote in post #18478695 (external link)
I would move the flash up 2 more feet but keep the same angle, and reduce the "power" by one or two "thirds".

Just so I can share in the benefits of this, I take it that what you are suggesting is aimed at feathering and softening the light and balancing up ambient a bit higher.


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Oct 23, 2017 08:35 as a reply to saea501's post |  #22

Thank you. Yeah, the only others cameras I've ever had have been the good old point and click. In thinking about it, you could be creative with one of those even, but I never tried it. Even when I started with my 30d, I just pointed and clicked but in the last little while I've realized photos are about so much more than that...and the best part...to tell a story. So now I find myself thinking about what I want from each photo and so on. Lots more to learn but so much fun!


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Nov 07, 2017 11:02 |  #23

Fine and natural expression on face and an intensive look. Good portrait work. I understand that some hairs intentionally slightly obscured left eye, for me it works as well as this theme (motive) with left arm, position of left arm elbow works well here in this position. However in my opinion light could be partially slightly more soft on face, some slightly too bright areas (hot spots) are visible on nose and it is a slightly unfortunate.


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