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Jul 06, 2010 00:57 |  #1

Haven't had a chance to really test out my new Impact light stand (external link) or my new opteka battery grip (external link) until my girlfriend mentioned today that she want a new facebook profile picture lol. Nothing serious here just trying to shoot more in portrait orientation. I see minor things wrong but but nothing major that i can see. Will be doing more serious portrait work soon and was looking for critiques and comments. Thanx in advance for the advice guys.

Hardly any PP. Realize that i need to get my exposures consistent.

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Jul 06, 2010 01:04 |  #2

She has lots of good shots to choose from.




  
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Jul 06, 2010 02:12 |  #3

great shots man. i like that you left no head room, a lot of people do that.


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Jul 06, 2010 07:45 |  #4

EdWood wrote in post #10484131 (external link)
She has lots of good shots to choose from.

Thanx. She liked them also.

Originalg00kster wrote in post #10484333 (external link)
great shots man. i like that you left no head room, a lot of people do that.

Thanks. Eventhough we did these in only 5 minutes, including setting up the lightinig, I tried to work on paying close attention to the small details so that I can become a faster shooter and get it right the first time (or second).


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Jul 06, 2010 09:09 |  #5

I really like your shots, you did very well. Just a few notes, try this and see if you like these "standard" guidelines.

1. Make sure that you have two catchlights in each eye, this adds a visual focal point. Eyes with no highlights look "dead".
2. Try and crop, so that you don't bisect different limb lengths. For instance you don't want to crop through a lower arm and an upper arm. Keep the crops even and above the joint, mid-bicep.
3. Try not to shoot the subjects gumline, teach the subject to keep the smile amount to that it make the teeth and gums even.
4. Cleanup any stray highlights from jewelry, buttons. The same with stray hair, fuzzies etc.

Very nice looking young lady, and you did a good job.


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Jul 06, 2010 11:38 |  #6

Kinda tough to get 2 catchlights in EACH eye. Don't you mean a catchlight in EACH eye? Other than that, Mr. Baldwin has hit the nail on the head. Nice first attempt. I'd suggest not rushing, and taking the time to get a quality image.


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Jul 06, 2010 18:30 |  #7

Lightworks Imaging wrote in post #10486400 (external link)
Kinda tough to get 2 catchlights in EACH eye. Don't you mean a catchlight in EACH eye? Other than that, Mr. Baldwin has hit the nail on the head. Nice first attempt. I'd suggest not rushing, and taking the time to get a quality image.

Thank you sir for the correction that is exactly what I told my fingers to say, it's sometimes they do what they wanbt...:)


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Jul 06, 2010 20:37 |  #8

LBaldwin wrote in post #10485486 (external link)
I really like your shots, you did very well. Just a few notes, try this and see if you like these "standard" guidelines.

1. Make sure that you have two catchlights in each eye, this adds a visual focal point. Eyes with no highlights look "dead".
2. Try and crop, so that you don't bisect different limb lengths. For instance you don't want to crop through a lower arm and an upper arm. Keep the crops even and above the joint, mid-bicep.
3. Try not to shoot the subjects gumline, teach the subject to keep the smile amount to that it make the teeth and gums even.
4. Cleanup any stray highlights from jewelry, buttons. The same with stray hair, fuzzies etc.

Very nice looking young lady, and you did a good job.

Thanks LBaldwin. I didn't really take time editing this that much because I was leaving for an out of state trip in less than an hour but wanted to test out the new equipment. I do appreciate the tips tho and I will pay attention to these things that you have mentioned when I take more photos.

Lightworks Imaging wrote in post #10486400 (external link)
Kinda tough to get 2 catchlights in EACH eye. Don't you mean a catchlight in EACH eye? Other than that, Mr. Baldwin has hit the nail on the head. Nice first attempt. I'd suggest not rushing, and taking the time to get a quality image.

Thanks Lightworks Imaging. I didn't have much time to do these at all and "just wanted to make my gf happy and give her a new profile pic" aka I wanted to test my grip and new stand lol. I usually take my time when doing real shoot and practicing but I was really rushing this time lol.

Thanks for looking and commenting guys


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