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Jun 03, 2013 19:20 |  #1

This is my first try at portraits. I did these for a friend in exchange to use them in my portfolio. I had tons of Fun! They were shot with my 50mm 1.8 and a zoom to try to get some Bokeh

I'm giving her a 12x18 for free. Any recommendations on what to charge for 12x18 and 8x10's for her family?


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Jun 03, 2013 19:21 |  #2

I like em




  
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Jun 03, 2013 20:06 |  #3

Thanks!!


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Jun 03, 2013 21:02 |  #4

last one is the best, and a really nice shot.

Avoid the bright sun. It does two things:
1) Creates too much contrast and harsh lighting.
2) Makes people squint.

Keep it up!


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Jun 03, 2013 21:03 |  #5

nes_matt wrote in post #15996817 (external link)
last one is the best, and a really nice shot.

Avoid the bright sun. It does two things:
1) Creates too much contrast and harsh lighting.
2) Makes people squint.

Keep it up!

Thanks for the advice my friend


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Jun 03, 2013 21:17 |  #6

get a reflector, it will get that light behind your subject and put in on the faces where its needed.

2,3,4 are good,i dont care for 1. there is no connection to the viewer and it suffers from top down shooting which is an issue with kids. the last three you got down to their level which greatly improves the composition.


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Jun 03, 2013 21:19 |  #7

mike_311 wrote in post #15996853 (external link)
get a reflector, it will get that light behind your subject and put in on the faces where its needed.

2,3,4 are good,i dont care for 1. there is no connection to the viewer and it suffers from top down shooting which is an issue with kids. the last three you got down to their level which greatly improves the composition.

just ordered the Neeewer reflector on amazon, what a steal for 20 bucks, thanks for the feedback


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Jun 03, 2013 21:27 |  #8

i have one too, works as a diffuser and has the gold and silver too. it has really has held up well that thing is invaluable to me.


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Jun 03, 2013 21:29 |  #9

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i have one too, works as a diffuser and has the gold and silver too. it has really has held up well that thing is invaluable to me.

I wanna save up for the 70-200L IS 2.8, It looks amazing


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Jun 03, 2013 21:35 |  #10

just get an 85mm or 100mm, just as sharp (actually sharper), better bokeh and if you plan to shoot kids you don't want to be so far away. plus its waaaaaay cheaper.


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Jun 03, 2013 21:42 |  #11

mike_311 wrote in post #15996926 (external link)
just get an 85mm or 100mm, just as sharp (actually sharper), better bokeh and if you plan to shoot kids you don't want to be so far away.

I have a 100mm macro canon 2.8, doues that double as a regular 100mm too? sorry for sounding dumb


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Jun 04, 2013 06:58 |  #12

yes. Absolutely, I'd use that over the 50/1.8 especially for head shots such as these.


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Jun 05, 2013 23:07 |  #13

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yes. Absolutely, I'd use that over the 50/1.8 especially for head shots such as these.

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Jun 06, 2013 16:49 |  #14

Great photos if these kids. Really like how you side lit them with the sun.


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Jun 06, 2013 16:52 |  #15

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Great photos if these kids. Really like how you side lit them with the sun.

Thanks, you made my Day!!!

I had posted about how to break into the wedding world as an assistant or 2nd shooter and was basically ripped to shreds....


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