ajstonestreet wrote in post #13246732
I agree the photos look quite "busy". But an even bigger thing for me is I feel that like for each picture, theres a sense of "planning to the shot". What I mean by this is you need to try to capture them a little bit more in the moment, and make them forget your there.
Too many looking at the camera shots.
I see what you mean. I do have about 20% of the shots as spontaneous/PJ type, I just didn't select them for this group. I'll definitely try for more of those in subsequent shoots.
exposures are a little inconsistant and his face is way to red IMO
His face is just that red. The inconsistent exposure may be from my PP in LR. I was just adjusting by eye and histogram. Do you have any tips on maintaining consistency for a shoot that spans several different lighting situations like that (shade, sunlight, flourescent/carnival lights)? Shouldn't they look different since the scene was different?
There is something about the photos that bother me like if they are heavily cropped there faces seem a bit fuzzy or maybe way over sharpened? I think you should try to work on your posing, with an environment like this "I" would have tried to get the couple having fun and no so up tight, I guess what im saying is the upright posing kills the mood. If I were to choose a favorite #5 would be it due to that fact that they are in the moment but i would have opened my lens up a bit there's to much going on and you can see that, a shallower DOF would have made this picture really nice. Also watch your framing and composure, Cutting the subject at the thigh or forearm's isnt to flattering an screams snap shot proper composure and framing will put you ahead of the average Joe. Keep at it and don't get discouraged.
I went back to LR and looked at the pics. One is heavily cropped (#3). The rest may be improper sharpening. I adjusted the sharpening in LR3 then had output sharpening on for export. The originals other than 3 look fine at full size. I'll dial it back for the finals.
Thank you all for your input. I knew this board would find stuff for me to work on.