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First Outdoor Photoshoot, Critique Please!

 
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Jul 17, 2011 11:45 |  #16

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Thank you for that explination!

Also thank you to everyone else, I will use the techniques you all described for my next shoot. I never thought to use the high speed sync, I have a 430exII so I will have to learn how to use the high speed sync. As far as a reflector, it seems like a must have from most of your posts. I will begin a search on reflectors.

Good luck. Look forward to your next post.


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Jul 17, 2011 19:21 |  #17

I like #2, 3, & 6. Since others commented on the fill, here are my 2-cents on #1 & #5:

I find the background on #1 distracting - particularly since your backgrounds are better chosen in the others.

The posing is mostly good, but the perspective on #5 makes her legs look kinda short and chop off her feet. (#1 & #6 show they are not short at all.)


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Jul 17, 2011 20:27 |  #18

Great work - I'm also working on my outdoor portraits, so I really appreciate this thread, as I need to improve.

Start looking around for articles on outdoor portrait shooting. Googling this brings up a lot.

A lot of these photos would have benefited a lot be doing them at near sun-up, or sun-down.

But you've already heard the harsh light comments. #4 and #5 would have probably been great if you had filled her face with a flash. #6 is wonderful.

My only suggestion is to plan the next shoot at sun-down, or a day that will be overcast and cloudy. But when you have to shoot in harsh outdoor light - fill flash, or diffuser. I've heard that a big white sheet will work wonders if you want a cheap solution. You'll have to find clever ways to clamp it...a tree, or something similar.

Or - simply find some shade. It looks like #3 was done in the shade, and it's very very nice.

I'll be doing a shoot at winery in a couple of weeks, and it has to be around 4-5 pm, so I'm also getting my harsh light strategies together! The first strategy is to get there early to scout for shady spots!


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