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Feb 06, 2011 16:31 |  #1

Finally got a chance to do a photoshoot with my cousin's friend. I was nervous at first but after the first couple of snaps, I really enjoyed it! Here are a few, C&C please.

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Feb 06, 2011 16:32 |  #2

car background in the first photo is distracting. I like number two, and 3,4 seem to be just weird - nothing happening there, and nothing happening in my head either, they scream snapshots.


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Feb 06, 2011 17:58 |  #3

3 looks slightly out of focus for me


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Feb 06, 2011 18:03 |  #4

Nice photos.
The focus is off in number 3, and the rest all look a bit flat. I bet adding a bit of contast in Photoshop and warming up the photos a bit will help.
I would take a go at it, but you do not have image editing turned on.


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Feb 06, 2011 22:26 |  #5

Good work for shoot #1

Some ideas:

#1 - watch the background, the blown out BMW is quite the distraction (for me, because I want one, I guess). Otherwise, could use a good curves layer.

#2 - Could use a good curves layer.

#3 - I like the composition/pose, just gotta be careful about the focus (are you focusing manual or auto?)

#4 - Is a bit flat, and I personally would have liked to see her whole hand, less space at the top.

Overall, good work my friend!


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Feb 06, 2011 22:59 |  #6

like shot 2 the most amongst the rest. the rest of the shots are a bit flat.
The crumples on the white dress looks a bit distracting too.

Good try anyway. :)


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Feb 06, 2011 23:25 |  #7

I like #1, just the background is a bit distracting.




  
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Feb 06, 2011 23:58 |  #8

It's a shame coz I think she's got a great smile. Maybe you can focus on her smile a lot more next time :)


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Feb 07, 2011 17:20 |  #9

Thanks for all the C&Cs, and siiilent, I enabled Image Editing. Keep them coming please.


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Feb 07, 2011 18:31 |  #10

Here you go I had a quick go at it, this took less than 5 minutes.
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Feb 07, 2011 18:37 |  #11

The look a little flat with muted colors. How did you process them? I added a bit of saturation, a little healing on the skin and a curves layer with a tad of sharpening (forgot to mask out the skin after sharpening).


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Feb 07, 2011 19:14 |  #12

I didn't do much to it in Lightroom. I see the changes I need to make. Thanks!


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Feb 07, 2011 22:54 |  #13

stevetran23 wrote in post #11789806 (external link)
Finally got a chance to do a photoshoot with my cousin's friend.

So, obviously, you're Kevin's cousin? :)

I would suggest that the most important thing from your shooting here on out is to nail the focus, especially on the eyes. Shooting with a smaller aperture will help - wide open gives you that nice bokeh, for sure, but if the eyes aren't sharp, then no creamy bokeh in the world can save the image.

And you've already seen some great examples of post-processing, which will give your image tons of pop, but as always, try to get the exposure as close to perfect as you can, out of camera. Better exposure gives you better color in my experience, and you'll have to do less work afterward.

You're off to a nice start, and more practice will definitely help you in your craft. Take the small steps first and master them before you move on to bigger things, and you'll be good to go!


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