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First portrait shoot.

 
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Aug 21, 2011 17:42 |  #1

Hi all, this is my very first post :). Love this forum.
Did some portrait shoots yesterday, still trying to learn the techniques. C&C are appriciated.

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Aug 21, 2011 18:18 |  #2

Well done, and congratulations with your first post. They look good, but some may point out that it looks as if you amputated the hands. To me, you did well.


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Aug 21, 2011 18:56 |  #3

^^ agreed, i personally would of cropped a bit tighter so she doesn't look like her hands were cut off, nice though I like :)


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Aug 21, 2011 20:39 |  #4

Agreed. Don't crop at the joints. Only other thing you could try to do is to get a little more shadowing on one side for some balance and depth. Oh, and welcome to POTN!!


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Aug 22, 2011 02:28 |  #5

Oh...thank you all for the comments. I'll look into the cropping to get better layout for the photos. These were shot with hand held and in natural light. I guess I paid attention to some factors and totally forgot about others haahaha.
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Aug 22, 2011 10:06 |  #6

Off to a good start.




  
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Aug 23, 2011 11:22 |  #7

Alright, so here is another shot with tighter crop :)

Thanks again for your inputs, guys ;-)a

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Aug 24, 2011 10:09 |  #8

I don't think a tighter crop is needed for photo 2. Try just overlaying a 4:5 ratio framing instead of the native 3:2. This would do the same thing to eliminate the hands, that some don't like but I"m fine with, without cropping in tighter.

Note that I find "people" photos often work better in a 4:5 ratio framing than 3:2




  
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