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First Try at Senior Pictures, a little help please

 
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Mar 08, 2007 21:27 |  #1

Me and my younger brother had some free time the other night and we decided to try and shoot some Senior pictures for him. Besides his hair (he has a long slightly curly mop, and the wind wasn't helping) how do these look? Not a whole lot done in pp, just some levels and sharpening.

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Mar 08, 2007 21:42 |  #2

For what it's worth, here are my opinons.

1. I like the pose and composition. My two issues are the lack of pop in the blue and I would rather he was looing at the camera. Mop or not, I like eye contact.

1a. There is a pretty limited color range in the picture already, I don't think selective coloring adds anyting to this other that a nice chance to play in photoshop.

2. Probably my favorite, if it were me I would have either added more so the hand was visible or went in closer to crop out the arms all together. Chances are I would have taken both shots. Memory is cheap :) His eyes are out of focus. I try to keep the eyes as the focal point in my portraits most of the time.

2a. B&W works weel here.

3. I like this one too. Some fill flash to highlight the eyes and again with the crop, I would either go tighter or back it up.

4. A cool shot for sure.

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Mar 08, 2007 23:04 as a reply to  @ Sam's post |  #3

1 Hair in eyes, not lookin at the lens.

2 looks a bit out of focus on his eyes, could just be me, ??

3 is good, I like that one the best.

4 I like what your going for

But, What do I know .. How does he like them, that is what matters when I take a photo. I am my worse crictic. BUt they like em, I wont tell them what I hate about them.

Good job, Keep shooting, want to see more


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Mar 08, 2007 23:21 |  #4
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Number three is the best pose of the lot, but it would be better with a little fill flash.



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Mar 08, 2007 23:45 |  #5

What about overall color? Do you guys feel they have the correct "pop" that is needed for a picture like this? If not, what kind of pp or settings adjustments do I need to make?


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Mar 09, 2007 00:22 |  #6

3 would be a definite keeper, but the lanyard from the pocket (not gonna mention the M$ logo on it), kinda keeps it from reaching the next level.


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Mar 09, 2007 16:56 |  #7

lauxin wrote in post #2841033 (external link)
3 would be a definite keeper, but the lanyard from the pocket (not gonna mention the M$ logo on it), kinda keeps it from reaching the next level.


Do you mean 2? The lanyard is not in the third picture at all.


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Mar 09, 2007 19:23 |  #8

I really like the pose in #2, lanyard aside its a good shot. I think that #1 could have worked with maybe a little better composition. Get his head up a little higher to reveal the eyes, and move him to the left side of the shot so that he is not centered and has some space to look into. It has the feel of a clothing store ad (American Eagle or Gap maybe) and is a trendy look. It just needs a little tweaking in composition, IMHO.


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Mar 09, 2007 23:16 |  #9

I like the last one.....

The other comments have pretty well covered the issues. As to the color, they are flat and do not 'pop' for me at all. The tonal ranges are quite limited. Some editing may help them but for a demo of that here you would have to turn on Image Edit OK on your profile. I gave a couple a try and could not do anything with them. There is not much separation between your subject and the background.


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Mar 10, 2007 16:18 |  #10

Turned image editing on for you guys, also would the obe camera flash be enough to bring out some of the details (like his eyes and stuff) or would a need a shor flash, or even an off camera one?


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Mar 10, 2007 18:52 as a reply to  @ DaDeuce's post |  #11

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Mar 11, 2007 10:18 as a reply to  @ chrishunt's post |  #13

The earlier comments pretty much cover it but another voice for "got to see the eyes!"


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Mar 11, 2007 14:40 |  #14

burntbizzkit what all did you do to that photo?


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Mar 11, 2007 15:56 |  #15

DaDeuce wrote in post #2853496 (external link)
burntbizzkit what all did you do to that photo?

Curves - made the inside of the collar the black point and the stripe on his shoulder the white point

shadow-highlight - 10% boost in shadows

Contrast - increased contrast a few points

Hue/Saturation - Warmed the color and increased saturation a bit

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