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Easter Portraits (first real job)

 
PhotosByJP
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Mar 18, 2008 18:52 |  #1

Hello All,

Well I had an exciting day today! I did my first "real" family portrait shoot. Sure, I've done several portraits of family and friends but today I did the first one I'm getting paid to do (still a friend's family but it was a serious test of my equipment and skills this time). Had several issues with space, lighting, and this blasted backfocusing 24-70, but I think all-in-all it went well. I'd love some C&C on the 3 pictures below.

Nothing done in Photoshop except some slight sharpening after size reduction.


The Eldest's Portrait:

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Youngest (yes, that's a tear... the easter eggs don't have candy :():
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Mar 18, 2008 22:50 |  #2

Adorable you did a great job i love the last one so cute.


  
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Mar 19, 2008 06:51 as a reply to  @ Hland's post |  #3

Great work they should be very happy:)
Maybe you could clone out the stray hairs on 1 & 2.


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Mar 19, 2008 09:32 |  #4

Nice work. I like all of them. I think you could crop on a little of the black space on the top photo though. Not much but a little. I like the 2nd one but something seems off with the skin tone. I don't know if there is a colorcast or if it is a lighting issue.. Same things with the 3rd photo..

However over all they are really good. I think just a little pp will make them pop just a little more.. Good job and thanks for sharing. :)


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Mar 19, 2008 09:39 |  #5

I like the tear in that last one, so cute!


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Mar 19, 2008 12:43 |  #6

The first is my fav but the lighting seems to strong and the contrast is too low on all of them.




  
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Mar 19, 2008 16:26 |  #7

texasreddirt wrote in post #5148147 (external link)
The first is my fav but the lighting seems to strong and the contrast is too low on all of them.

Thanks for the reply. I agree about the lighting. I was thinking the lights were too strong (especially the fill light). I have a tendency to over think though so I just left them on the setting I had. Wasn't until I got them on the computer that I noticed.


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Mar 19, 2008 16:48 |  #8

very cute but I have to ask why you left the tags on the basket?


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Mar 19, 2008 17:22 |  #9

digitalstarrphotograph​y wrote in post #5149742 (external link)
very cute but I have to ask why you left the tags on the basket?

Umm... tags? ... what tags? (must get to photoshop and remove all evidence of this embarrassing oversight)

Actually I hadn't planned on using the basket :) but had it with me and she wanted to get a picture with it. Didn't even notice the tag was still on lol


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Mar 19, 2008 17:57 |  #10

Lighting in the first one looks good (just a tad strong), the other 2 its a little to strong. Personally I would have gone with a lighter colored background, something more in tune with the theme. I would crop some off the top in the first one to get rid of that dead space too.


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Mar 20, 2008 01:01 |  #11

nice shots. I agree with Rob about the crop on the first and about the bg. could have been a nice pastel color instead of black. I at first thought the pics were a little flat but then I adjusted my laptop monitor and they look good now :-P anyways, nice work.


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