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I would really like some input and suggestions on these shots. feel free to edit

 
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Jul 02, 2011 18:25 |  #1

Like I said I'm at a loss for what to do to these. They look fine to me but I would like some input, I've been staring at the screen way to long.

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feel free to use discretion when advising me, but please give me some input!



  
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Jul 02, 2011 18:36 |  #2

#1: The hand on the train looks completely posed.
#2: Again the hand looks completely posed, and you cut her off at the wrist. Try to crop between joints, not at them.
#3: Would have been a great shot if you didnt cut off her elbow.
#4: Is she a photographer? Thats the only way that having her hold a camera would make sense. If she isnt a photographer, then having her hold a camera just for the sake of holding a camera doesnt work.
#5: Best of the set by far. I have nothing but nice things to say about this one.


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Jul 02, 2011 18:39 |  #3

^haha curse your input. Not really, It's just that everything you said, I pretty much have been killing myself over after taking the shots. Not much I can do about those things really. Number 4 was actually just for fun, I like cameras lol. I shouldn't have cut off her elbow though. Again I think that I just need to frame much looser as I seem to be always cutting off something.




  
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Jul 02, 2011 19:26 |  #4

i dont like where her hand is on the first two


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Jul 02, 2011 21:01 as a reply to  @ markspan6243's post |  #5

They all look on the cool side on my monitor, that may be what you were going for though.


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Jul 02, 2011 22:21 |  #6

jimlp wrote in post #12695418 (external link)
They all look on the cool side on my monitor, that may be what you were going for though.

Yep they are all pretty cool. Wanted to get away from that really yellow fake tan redish look. I had a few printed and the monitor and the proofs matched pretty good.




  
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Jul 02, 2011 22:50 |  #7

Liking number 1, but like OneEyedJack pointed out, the hand position just looks awkward in most of the poses, gotta figure how a better hand position


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Jul 02, 2011 23:37 |  #8

How do you guys like the processing? I was looking for input on that as well, as it's the easiest to correct in post.




  
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Jul 02, 2011 23:47 |  #9

As for the processing...I think just barely toning down the blues in 1/2 would make it much more pleasing. As it is now my eye kinda wonders to the blue because its so vibrant (almost clipped). It works for the rest of them because there isnt a tonnnn of blue.


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Jul 03, 2011 00:36 |  #10

I think you did very well on all of them. I have no complaints.


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Jul 03, 2011 04:00 |  #11

I like them in general. The hand in #1 and #2 looks a bit unnaturally posed and #2 and #3 are a bit too tight in my opinion. I like the background in #4 and #5 and the model is also very pretty :)


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Jul 03, 2011 09:41 |  #12

All in all nice shots, I wont touch on the posing issues as it has been said. My biggest issue and it is just a pet peeve of mine especially in a series of shots like these is the inconsistency in the skin tones. If each image was just a single stand alone it would not be as much of an issue but in series the skin tone goes from warm to blue to magenta. Just my 2 cents but in a series with similar toning/processing treatment I would like to see more consistency in the skin tone.


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Jul 03, 2011 09:43 |  #13

A little too much blacks and/or vingetting in the 2nd and 3rd shots.


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Jul 03, 2011 10:16 |  #14

Damian75 wrote in post #12697262 (external link)
All in all nice shots, I wont touch on the posing issues as it has been said. My biggest issue and it is just a pet peeve of mine especially in a series of shots like these is the inconsistency in the skin tones. If each image was just a single stand alone it would not be as much of an issue but in series the skin tone goes from warm to blue to magenta. Just my 2 cents but in a series with similar toning/processing treatment I would like to see more consistency in the skin tone.

You're absolutely right. That too is one of the things that keeps me up at night. I'm relatively new at portrait photography, and it's really something I'm working really hard at. Do you, or anyone else for that matter, have any suggestions on how to be more consistent with color? I'm shooting RAW and editing in Aperture.




  
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Jul 03, 2011 16:11 |  #15

shooting with a white balance card will fix a lot of hassle.


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