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Sep 22, 2011 16:46 |  #1

I went out to a nearby state forest with a friend of mine and took some portraits some time ago. We were in open shade, and I used a 580 tucked into a med softbox. She wanted some girly pictures, so these are a few from the set.
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Sep 22, 2011 16:47 |  #2

I think they are really nice. I especially like the first one, almost looks like a studio portrait.

I think the last one would have been nice with some nice background separation.


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Sep 22, 2011 21:06 |  #3

Nice work. I like the first one too (but they all work well) - and it looks like you still have detail in her hair.


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Sep 22, 2011 22:40 |  #4

Thanks guys. I do wish I had a bit more separation from bg in full length pose, but I didn't really want to drop dof down losing detail on parts of her body--> I was scaredy cat!


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Sep 23, 2011 18:12 |  #5

Beautiful work! I look at the shots and love them, but you asked for some ideas.

#1 the crop is a bit short for comfort, just a bit more of her body in the shot would appeal to me.

#2 Is a fun girly photo! Something that I enjoy doing with this kind of shot is move in fairly close then have her use the camera lens as her "Mirror". With a little messing around you can get some great shots.

#3 She is a beautiful young lady, the only thing I might try wth this shot is to have her twist at the hips moving her knees to one side.

Just a couple of thoughts.

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Sep 23, 2011 18:24 |  #6

Cute portraits! I love the second one- it is full of personality.


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Sep 24, 2011 08:10 |  #7

I did do one with her looking at the camera, although she still had the compact in her hand. I do like seeing her eyes.

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This one in the chair, I would like better if she was looking up! Oh well lesson learned I suppose!
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I did do this pose, and I like this one too!
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My friend started out extremely nervous, and I was glad to get what we did after she opened up to the camera! Thanks again for comments and suggestions!

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Sep 24, 2011 08:42 as a reply to  @ SmilingFox's post |  #8

Nice work on these. I don't know if you gave the color versions a tint to them or not but on my monitor, there seems to be a yellow cast on them.

I hope you don't mind but I tried some white balance correction on your last shot above. Then for the fun of it, I did some selective blurring of the background and darkened it a bit.


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