Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment People 
Thread started 12 Jul 2011 (Tuesday) 10:09
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

First Outdoor Photoshoot, Critique Please!

Senior Member
709 posts
Gallery: 24 photos
Likes: 2381
Joined Apr 2010
Location: NW Chicago Burbs, IL
Jul 17, 2011 11:45 |  #16

CanonPhotographer wrote in post #12772197 (external link)
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.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein
|| 7D | EF 100-400L | EFS 17-55 | EF 85 | EF 50 | 580 EX II (2) | 420 EX (2) ||
1RickPhoto (over 200 albums of different beautiful models) (external link) Model Mayhem (external link)

Junior Member
26 posts
Joined Jul 2008
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
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.)

Erik​aderik (external link)

127 posts
Joined Apr 2011
Location: Milan, OH
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!

http://briangrayphotog​ (external link)
5Dii, T2i, 17-40L, 28mm 1.8, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 70-300mm 4-5.6, 580EX

sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

4,259 views & 0 likes for this thread
First Outdoor Photoshoot, Critique Please!
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment People 
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©

Latest registered member is Tom Ekblad
931 guests, 394 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018 Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.