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Mar 18, 2012 14:04 |  #1

Hello all,
Just got done shooting my Daughters Senior Photos, let me know what you think, first time doing portrait shots, Natural light outdoors.


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Mar 18, 2012 14:06 |  #2

yep , they look nice to me ..good eye contact , lighting ....Nice job




  
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Mar 18, 2012 15:59 |  #3

very good, great skin tones




  
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Mar 18, 2012 21:16 |  #4

Nice shots. List your gear in your sig.


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Mar 18, 2012 23:39 |  #5

Is she naked? :)

Post a few more, it's hard to offer advice or critique on a small sample. I'd bump the exposure by 1/2 stop and maybe warm these up a bit. It's a great first attempt and she's lovely, good work.


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Mar 19, 2012 01:12 |  #6

fazm wrote in post #14110890 (external link)
Is she naked? :)

Mmm... I'm sure the OP does not appreciate a comment like that about his daughter. I know I would not appreciate it if you made a comment about my daughter like that so jokingly.


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Mar 19, 2012 03:09 |  #7

like #2 a lot... #1 could have benefited from some fill flash...


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Mar 19, 2012 06:10 as a reply to  @ focus.pocus's post |  #8

These two looks great.




  
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Mar 19, 2012 07:38 |  #9

Vermin87 wrote in post #14111235 (external link)
Mmm... I'm sure the OP does not appreciate a comment like that about his daughter. I know I would not appreciate it if you made a comment about my daughter like that so jokingly.

I think the question was asked because there is no hint of clothing in the pictures.... not meant to be derogatory in any way. Trust me someone they know will eventually ask the same question. The same thing happened to me a few years ago when a senior did not order any of the pictures they later on referred to as the "naked pose" pictures. Mom was right there holding the reflector for me when I took the pictuers, but I cropped the image too tight to allow any of her dress into the picture. Better a stranger bring it up then relatives after they mail out the pictures in their graduation announcements.....

It may be me but the focus looks off just a little and her eyes are not as clear as I would expect for a head/shoulder shot....(f1.8 will give you a narrow dof that you have to be careful with when taking portraits)

I just saw your images in the other thread and I think you have a winner with the tilted crop image which shows a portion of her dress and the focus looks like it is more on her eyes. Much better pic then these two.

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Mar 19, 2012 08:14 as a reply to  @ jwp721's post |  #10

No she's not naked, she's got a dress on, but I do thank you for pointing that out. Didn't even notice that. Will have to get with Momma and rethink the pics. Here's two more pictures that you can at least see shedoes have clothing on.

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Mar 19, 2012 08:52 |  #11

fazm wrote in post #14110890 (external link)
Is she naked? :)

Post a few more, it's hard to offer advice or critique on a small sample. I'd bump the exposure by 1/2 stop and maybe warm these up a bit. It's a great first attempt and she's lovely, good work.

You are not very observant. If you were you would not ask such a stupid question. Look closely and you'll see clothing in both shots.

As for the pictures, they are very nice. I'd sharpen the eyes just a bit, however.


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Mar 19, 2012 15:04 |  #12

OK gotta ask, in pse how would I sharpen just the eyes? If you can get me a general idea I will play around with it.
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Mar 19, 2012 18:55 |  #13

Use the sharpen tool. Right click on the blur tool (it looks like a teardrop) and you will see 3 tools, blur, sharpen (looks like a tall triangle), and smudge. Click on the triangle, set the strength to 20% or so, set your brush size to slightly less than the eye and brush over the eyes. Before you do this you should zoom in so that the eyes fill the screen and you can therefore see better what you are doing. Your daughter is quite photogenic and I'm sure she will love the photos.


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Mar 19, 2012 21:24 |  #14

Thank you Q great tip, Worked like a charm.

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Mar 20, 2012 13:17 |  #15

*Facepalm at one of the earlier comments* Honestly, some people...

My guess is that your daughter is wearing braces as it appears to me that she is suppressing her smile, which is a shame because I can imagine that her eyes would light up if she smiled naturally.

Lighting in the pictures looks flat. Off-camera lighting or a reflector would make a world of difference here.

The third picture you posted looks a little soft. What aperture are you shooting in these?

I would also recommend standing a little further back as I think the framing is too tight. At least then you can crop into the picture. Close framing doesn't leave you an option if you're trying to save an image. Although it is not something everyone will agree with, it is something to bear in mind.

The angle in #4 doesn't work for me.




  
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