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First senior shoots - C&C welcome!

 
jordyquint
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Dec 05, 2013 00:07 |  #1

I did my sisters senior portraits (all three of them!) - we're quints - last May and want to know what you think of them. My first senior shoot... More of a pet photographer, but I think it went well. :) At this point, I think I was only seriously shooting for about a year.

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Dec 05, 2013 15:37 |  #2

The crop on 1 looks a little too tight to me for some reason, but other than that, I think you a fine job!
I really like 3, it made me look at it for a little while (that's a good thing ;) )


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May 13, 2015 07:38 |  #3

Great job on image #3; terrific composition. It would be great for the nature enthusiast. Image #1 is okay as well. I do like the tight crop but that's just my personal preference. On image #2 I don't recommend a pose where a larger senior is slouched and posed straight on. It's not very flattering. You should avoid shooting heavier people straight on; it tends not to be very flattering for even slender seniors. A very slight turn of the hips and even looking slightly over the shoulder can creates a more natural and flattering look. It looks like you have a great start at taking senior pictures. To be honest with you, I haven't shot seniors in about 20 years so perhaps there are others on the forum that could provide better advice. You may wish to search the forum for posing guides as well. Good luck and have fun!


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May 13, 2015 11:59 |  #4

I think #1 would do with a slightly wider crop because as it is, it makes her head look a tiny bit too large in proportion. I also think you could take the reds down and the magentas down slightly. If you wanted to give the image slightly more punch you decrease the blacks and increase the whites as well. Here is my 30 second edit.

#2 does not flatter her and she looks uncomfortable with her left hand
- if you zoom in, unfortunately from a tighter crop potential, the image isn't that sharp - unless you have done this from an editing perspective
- if you do crop it much tighter and took the reds way down in her face I believe it would be much more flattering

I like #3


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#2 does not flatter her and she looks uncomfortable with her left hand
- do think if you cropped it much tighter and took the reds way down in her face it would be much more flattering

I like #3

If you have an issue with the edit I will remove it.

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May 19, 2015 00:08 |  #5

Agree with this.

georgebowman wrote in post #17554558 (external link)
Great job on image #3; terrific composition. It would be great for the nature enthusiast. Image #1 is okay as well. I do like the tight crop but that's just my personal preference. On image #2 I don't recommend a pose where a larger senior is slouched and posed straight on. It's not very flattering. You should avoid shooting heavier people straight on; it tends not to be very flattering for even slender seniors. A very slight turn of the hips and even looking slightly over the shoulder can creates a more natural and flattering look. It looks like you have a great start at taking senior pictures. To be honest with you, I haven't shot seniors in about 20 years so perhaps there are others on the forum that could provide better advice. You may wish to search the forum for posing guides as well. Good luck and have fun!


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May 19, 2015 11:19 |  #6

Posing subjects with the hands near the face, as in each of these shots, can present problems. Often, the hand is SUCH a different color (or even texture!) than the face, it becomes a visual distraction. Or, the subject looks uncomfortable or unnatural with the hand up like that. I don't think the hand pose was the best choice here for your young and beautiful subjects.

Having said that, I loved the colors in the first shot, the shallow depth of field, but would have cropped a bit looser maybe and angled her shoulders a bit and kept the hands out of it. I love her connection with her eyes to the camera and her natural expression. Awesome.

The second shot: I loved the pose (not the hands up though) because it was suitable for a young girl, casual and youthful. Watch posture on your subjects, you will constantly have to remind them to straighten their backs. Angling her entire body slightly and bringing her face back to the camera would be flattering too, rather than straight on. I like your slightly higher camera angle on that shot as well, and that you had some foreground blur, but the background scene was a bit messy. Still it was suitable for a young girl. AND you didn't get glass glare!!!

The third shot: This was the most successful in terms of the hands up, but still think hands away from face would have been better. STill, you stair stepped the fingers, kept the hand well back from her face, and framed her face by having her other hand touch her elbow, resulting in a much more natural "hands up" pose. I love the framing with the blurred leaves and the composition to the right of the frame. If you have room to crop more, I'd probably do that, keeping that same composition. Fewer leaves, more pretty sister.

You did well, I hope your sisters are happy with them! And you've only been shooting for a year? Great job!


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May 19, 2015 16:10 |  #7

since the op is from dec 2013. he has probably moved on :-)




  
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May 22, 2015 09:33 |  #8

FWIW - I love #1. No distractions just a pretty girl. Great job on this one.

#2 is a little odd in the pose.

I really dislike the peek-a-boo style of #3 but I know it's a popular format around here. To me it's distracting and does nothing for the subject.


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