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Sep 20, 2012 20:58 |  #1

Hey guys! :) If you could give me your opinions on some portraits I've taken recently that'd be awesome. I've been shooting for almost a year. These were either shot with the 50 1.4 or 85 1.8 on a Canon T3


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Sep 20, 2012 21:19 |  #2

Really like #2 and #3, but a little fill light for each definitely wouldn't hurt. #4 would be better if you didn't have the houses in the background. (The blown out highlights don't help, either) #1 would probably work better with a tighter crop. Maybe if you cropped part way on her back or something. His legs just look awkward and the crop isn't tight enough. (for me, at least)


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Sep 20, 2012 21:40 |  #3

Thanks for the constructive criticism! :) Much appreciated.


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Sep 20, 2012 23:27 |  #4

1 - Not too bad, but the background should be watched. Random house there. It feels a bit off balance because of the different room on each side of the frame - one person is more to the side. Typically you don't want to center subjects, but by including all of your subjects in the frame rather than cropping closer, it looks a bit off that they aren't centered.

2 - Don't like the angle...not sure what it is about it. Did you do skin retouch work? Skin looks a bit plasticy to me. Also a bit pale. The hair being parted in the middle looks strange.

3 - Need more light on the subject and that would probably take care of the way the subject's face looks washed out. Don't like that you chopped off the fingers. Nice rim light on the hair, but perhaps a bit overexposed there.

4 - I'd like to see a tighter crop. The houses are distracting in the background again. Perhaps just the slightest bit overexposed (though the sky is blown, so I'd try to keep it out of the shot), though the warm sunlight is better balanced in this shot as a rim light.


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Sep 20, 2012 23:51 |  #5

Numenorean wrote in post #15021923 (external link)
Don't like that you chopped off the fingers.

I didn't even notice this. Good point.


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Sep 20, 2012 23:58 |  #6

love #2, 4 seems oof




  
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Sep 21, 2012 00:04 as a reply to  @ tmoore323's post |  #7

Love #2...3 needs some fill flash...Watch the background on 1 and 4.


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Sep 21, 2012 00:14 |  #8

not too bad, quite nice, my style. Third needs a little fill light


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Sep 21, 2012 01:12 |  #9

Thanks for all of the comments. I'll look into learning how to use fill light/flash. :)


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Sep 21, 2012 01:57 |  #10

I like them all. :D As others have already mentioned... a little fill flash on #3 and open your aperture up on shots with distracting backgrounds (#1 & #4).


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