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Nov 12, 2012 19:40 |  #1

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Nov 12, 2012 22:48 |  #2

I'm not crazy about the poses, and you cut off her feet in 2 and 3


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Nov 12, 2012 22:52 |  #3

The lighting is good on the first one. In the last two the shadowing is pretty harsh. Avoid the posing cliche of sticking your subject in a tree. On the last one you are too low, looking up at someone rarely makes the sort of connection you want in portraiture.




  
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Nov 13, 2012 08:46 |  #4

Not bad for your first go. Being that these are taken at night and the backgrounds are boring, I'd crop in much tighter on the subject.


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Nov 13, 2012 13:01 |  #5

Good rule of thumb, never crop at the joints. ^^




  
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Nov 13, 2012 13:02 |  #6

Love #1.. work on posing, but I love the light on her skin.




  
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Nov 13, 2012 17:05 |  #7

#1 A closer crop would help alot. You dont have "image editing ok" turned on so I cant crop one for you.
I personally stay away from trees, but thats just me. Things are always in the way, branches growing out of heads, stark parallel lines with the subject, etc. Although #2 cropped closer would benefit.
#3, Remember that you want your subject to be just that, the subject. Putting her next to the wolf, draws attention to the wolf. But, I dont know what sort of images you were after.

What light modifier did you use?




  
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Nov 13, 2012 19:38 |  #8

a speedlight with a softbox.




  
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Nov 13, 2012 21:49 |  #9

lovetalent135 wrote in post #15242614 (external link)
a speedlight with a softbox.

A small speedlite softbox at those distances, especially when there is little or no ambient produces are pretty hard light. Try getting it closer and working where you can have a little ambient light for a softer look.




  
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Dec 07, 2013 09:23 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #10

maybe a slower shutter to bring in some ambient light to soften the shadows




  
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Dec 07, 2013 09:53 |  #11

first time out you did fine, practice is your best teacher. I have to agree though, watch your frame so not to cut off the subject.


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Dec 07, 2013 13:14 |  #12

I think it's a great first effort... I agree with all the comments above an can't really add much as critique that would be different to what has already been said..

But I think you've made a promising start! :)


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