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Sep 18, 2014 07:39 |  #1

Hey all!

I'm pretty new to photography and portraiture. I really only started about 95 days ago (I'm on a project 365 (external link)), but I did a shoot with a local artist yesterday.

IMAGE: http://i.imgur.com/HjAwszZ.jpg

This was shot with a Canon t4i, 85mm f1.8 @ 1/400s f2.5 iso100. I used a reflector off to the front left to bounce the sunlight back to his face. A flash and umbrella are on my 'to-buy' list.

I'm welcoming any feedback!

Thanks,

Jason

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Sep 18, 2014 09:33 |  #2

Your white balance seems to be off. I'm seeing a lot of magenta, but I am on my ipad, so wait to see if someone with a calibrated monitor has an opinion on that... I find that in this situation, where the background has a lot of clipped highlights, B&W tends to look better.
His eyes look nice and sharp, and I like the composition/crop. ;)


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Sep 18, 2014 10:33 |  #3

WOW for being new to portraiture, the pose, the bokeh and the focus are great! I like this shot, I think it is a tad bright, maybe darken it a bit - I think it looks good in color but would love to see a B&W - I do see a pink cast too.

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Sep 18, 2014 14:39 |  #4

I like it, nice framing and composition. But I agree the colors look a bit off. Fiddle with the colors and white balance in Lightroom / Photoshop and I bet it improves a lot.




  
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Sep 20, 2014 00:25 |  #5

Body and face square to the camera is often unflattering making the person look wide and akin to a mug shot. This is not mug shotty, but not putting the person in a good pose and angle.




  
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Sep 20, 2014 11:49 |  #6

HappySnapper90 wrote in post #17166595 (external link)
Body and face square to the camera is often unflattering making the person look wide and akin to a mug shot. This is not mug shotty, but not putting the person in a good pose and angle.

I agree with you when it comes to ladies but not for the guys. Guys can pull of the squared shots and this happens to be one of them.
Crossed arms, leaning against something and looking at the camera is just a classic shot that has been done by many. :)


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Sep 20, 2014 20:30 |  #7

Just noticed the direct flash leaves no shadows making his face look flat.




  
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