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What do you think of these portraits?

 
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Jun 23, 2011 20:19 |  #1

Would love some critique. Thanks in advance.

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Jun 23, 2011 20:28 |  #2

Nice shoots.
I would crop out 80 ~ 90% the wooden pole.


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Jun 23, 2011 22:45 |  #3

I agree about the pole.
Lighting on the face is lovely.

In terms of pose, the first is definitely the winner.

However, in both, two things distract me
1. The blown lighting behind her
2. The dress is too 'busy' (just scroll the image and look at the dress)

I would edit out the loose chain from her necklace


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Jun 23, 2011 23:29 |  #4

Yeah, I wouldnt call these planned portraits. I couldnt do a whole lot about the blown background, I didnt have any flash or reflector. These were taken miday




  
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Jun 24, 2011 01:00 |  #5

I have to agree with Paul on the poses. #1 is quite nice, good relaxed look, great smile, good color.

Pose #2 isn't doing a pretty young lady any justice.

Exposure is actually pretty good considered the time of day and equipment you had available. Your subject is well exposed in both.


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Jun 24, 2011 03:21 |  #6

i would watch out for cropping right above her head (leave some more room) and at joints (like at her wrists).




  
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Jun 24, 2011 09:58 |  #7

background highlights are distracting. In this case, exposing for the BG and lighting your model with fill flash may lead to a more pleasing composition.

Color looks great. WB looks good. Focus and sharpness very nice. Just the brightness of the BG pulls my eyes there first, then to the beautiful young lady.

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Jun 24, 2011 10:56 as a reply to  @ snyderman's post |  #8

^ agree with Dave, but she is lovely, maybe get her in the fields instead of leaning ? Then her dress wouldn't be the distraction.


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Jun 24, 2011 21:28 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #9

On the first shot:

Crop the bottom third off (between necklace and belt) and then proportionately along the vertical. This cuts out a bunch of the distracting dress...the face becomes what draws you in.


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Jun 25, 2011 02:38 as a reply to  @ cpam.pix's post |  #10

I agree with the others about the dress, nice shots though, post up a cropped version as some said.


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Jun 25, 2011 08:44 |  #11

+1 on wooden pole. Overall I think it is a good shot. You can play with crop and should be a showcase keeper.




  
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Jun 25, 2011 21:23 |  #12

First is pretty good, some cropping will fix it up. 2nd, I don't really like the pose.


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Jun 25, 2011 23:57 |  #13
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The skin tones go from yellow to red to white to pink to purple. 2nd photo make her look flat chested.


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