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Looking for some constructive criticism on an e-session

 
Jill ­ Kelly
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Oct 25, 2013 08:23 |  #1

Hello, everyone. I want to continue to improve and grow as a photographer, and I feel one of the best ways to do that is to learn from others. So, without further ado, if you'd be so kind as to check out my most recent e-session and post a little constructive criticism, I'd be super grateful! I'm looking forward to your tips, hints, and suggestions.

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Oct 25, 2013 08:40 |  #2

From a quick glance at your blog post, here are a couple of comments:

1) Most of the pictures in the first half are underexposed.
2) The post processing is not very pleasant and all over the place.
3) Photo #3 looks like an extreme crop from Photo #2, resulting in a huge quality loss.

It'd be easier if you posted a couple of pictures here instead of a link.

If you want a more in-depth review, post a picture or two and I'll take a stab at it.


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Oct 25, 2013 08:57 |  #3

HiepBuiPhotography wrote in post #16397870 (external link)
From a quick glance at your blog post, here are a couple of comments:

1) Most of the pictures in the first half are underexposed.
2) The post processing is not very pleasant and all over the place.
3) Photo #3 looks like an extreme crop from Photo #2, resulting in a huge quality loss.

It'd be easier if you posted a couple of pictures here instead of a link.

If you want a more in-depth review, post a picture or two and I'll take a stab at it.

+1. Jill, you will get more feedback if you post a few photos here (better yet post to the photo sharing section). As noted above, it's way better to get the tighter portraits in camera instead of doing an extreme crop. Also many of the photos are underexposed and skin tones are off. First photo is probably my favorite out of the bunch.


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Oct 25, 2013 09:20 as a reply to  @ amirg's post |  #4

Thank you for your feedback. I find your suggestions and experience very helpful. This was my first post to this forum, so thank you for pointing me to the right area for cc. Thanks!


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Oct 25, 2013 09:49 |  #5

You're welcome. Don't be afraid to post photos and don't be afraid to take criticism. Keep posting and keep learning! :D


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Oct 25, 2013 11:08 |  #6

HiepBuiPhotography wrote in post #16397870 (external link)
From a quick glance at your blog post, here are a couple of comments:

1) Most of the pictures in the first half are underexposed.
2) The post processing is not very pleasant and all over the place.
3) Photo #3 looks like an extreme crop from Photo #2, resulting in a huge quality loss.

It'd be easier if you posted a couple of pictures here instead of a link.

If you want a more in-depth review, post a picture or two and I'll take a stab at it.

Thanks for your feedback! I was shooting the first half of the session in AV and noticed the exposure issue, so I switched to manual mode, which is where I typically shoot and noticed an improvement. I'll definitely shoot tight vs. crop from here forward! Promise! ;)


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Oct 25, 2013 11:12 |  #7

After viewing what seemed like a dozen pics I started to wonder if these people had eyes. They were lookng away in almost all the photos. I want to see there eyes.




  
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Oct 25, 2013 22:19 |  #8

It looks like you didn't use a flash for these? That would have been a major improvement (especially if the flash was off-camera). There are a lot of 'available light only' purists out there but remember, no camera can see as many stops of light as the human eye. Using a flash isn't necessarily creating artificial light, it's making the image look more natural by making it look more like how our own eyes see things. I always shoot available light...since all my flashes are always available to me!


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Oct 28, 2013 02:45 |  #9

Meh... there was plenty of great light there without a flash... you just need to learn to see where it is... i.e. see how the camera sees light.

Try this technique
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1331060

Ignore the eyes comment... the best e-shoots are when the couples are into each other more than anything else in my opinion. Yes you'll have some looking at the camera but after a while it gets boring if they are all like that.


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Oct 28, 2013 09:54 |  #10

A little light on the beginning pics I'd say. Some would like your exposure but most nowadays like a nice bright look. Things like undershirts and small parts of dresses may get overexposed, you will find a balance.


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Oct 28, 2013 11:11 |  #11

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #16404727 (external link)
Meh... there was plenty of great light there without a flash... you just need to learn to see where it is... i.e. see how the camera sees light.

Try this technique
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1331060

Ignore the eyes comment... the best e-shoots are when the couples are into each other more than anything else in my opinion. Yes you'll have some looking at the camera but after a while it gets boring if they are all like that.

As do when the couple is constanly looking away from the camera. A balance would be nice.




  
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Oct 28, 2013 18:47 |  #12

The shot through the leaves thing was kinda over done, your editing/pp was kinda different for every set of shots minus the shots with props. Well done on the swing shot that is my fav.


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