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Apr 02, 2014 18:07 |  #1

Here some photos from my first people photoshoot. One of these girls (sisters) is a colleague and wanted a gift for their parents.


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Any tips or comments for my future shoots?

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Apr 02, 2014 20:03 |  #2

Cute posing and composition, I think a diffuser would have helped you with the harsh light & shadows,squinting of the girls #3 & #6 really stand out with it. possibly a bit a fill flash too. JMHO


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Apr 03, 2014 08:59 |  #3

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Cute posing and composition, I think a diffuser would have helped you with the harsh light & shadows,squinting of the girls #3 & #6 really stand out with it. possibly a bit a fill flash too. JMHO

I agree. the squinting is a negative. Also, try later in the day. The range of brightness between them and the scene is too much. You exposed the background well, but they are too dark in the faces.

Nice poses. I like them.


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Apr 03, 2014 10:05 |  #4

"Squinting" help me out there.... That's with their eyes because of the sun, am I right?

Thanks for the feedback so far! We have another shoot planned for this summer, I will keep this in mind!


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Apr 04, 2014 15:57 |  #5

Yes. Even when they're facing away from the sun, on a bright day on a bright beach it's difficult to keep a neutral, non-squinty facial expression.

Overall, I think you did pretty good for shooting in some very harsh conditions.

The last hour before sunset - colloquially called the "golden hour" - is arguably the best time for beach shots like this. But that hour goes fast, so you gotta be prepared and know what you're doing - get 'em done and then the light is gone.


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Apr 04, 2014 21:57 |  #6

I like the natural, unposed look of most of these, but be very careful to really nail the focus when the DOF gets shallow. I am not sure if it is the compression or where you are hosting the images, but I really noticed that the first one seems to be slightly OOF.


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Apr 04, 2014 23:18 |  #7

Try doing this shoot again ..... about six hours later and bring a reflector and/or a gelled flash.




  
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Apr 05, 2014 05:01 |  #8

@Nathan, you're correct, the sun is on most photos at the left back, above the sea.

@ Swmeans, Most of the time I'm using Facebook or Tinypic for my host.

@ Texkam, The golden-hour tip is a really good one! We're planning another shoot, I'm not quite sure where, but I think it will be in a park or something like that. Maybe just on the street.

I think it's really fun to do, but compared to what I use to shoot (cars) a LOT harder! :)


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Apr 22, 2014 16:10 |  #9

Looks like a fun group. Try a different time of day and/or reflector.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 11:56 |  #10

Thanks for all the feedback guys!

It was indeed a fun thing to do, they're really laid back and we all took our time. I'll remember/write down all the tips of this topic for the next shoot :)


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