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First Portrait Session Ever!

 
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Aug 15, 2011 19:34 |  #1

This past Saturday, I had my first portrait session ever... I was pretty nervous because I had never used off-camera lighting before, but it was an excellent experience!

Also my first time shooting in RAW and post in Lightroom!

All of the pictures were taken on a T2i with a 24-105L and lit by an AB800 with a 24x36" softbox. Comments and tips to improve are most welcome xD

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Aug 15, 2011 20:23 |  #2

i like the one where she is wearing the black shirt. well framed and has creamy bokeh in the background. as for the others they ok but i would have edited out the scar on her arm as well as the spot on her eye. the lighting seems a bit harsh in a few of them like the close up where she has her hand on the tree and the first pic. watch your backgrounds too. some of them are perfect like the second last picture and others are distracting like the first picture and the one against the tree. the last picture could have been so much better if you just moved a little to the left to get rid of the blown out sky. looks like you missed the focus on the last one too. its nice to see you didnt go too far with the editing of the skin. looks very natural.. you should really number your pictures!!


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Aug 15, 2011 20:56 |  #3

I vote not to edit the scar or spot on her eye. Unless the pics are for commercial work, most people viewing them will know her and see those distinct marks missing (maybe not so much the scar but certainly the spot on the eye) That is part of who she is and I dont think it should be removed without her saying so. Just my opinion of couse. :D


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Aug 15, 2011 23:03 |  #4

For your first session, I think you did excellent! The only one I'm not too crazy about is the first one with all the geese in the background - too distracting. Otherwise, it looks like you are WELL on your way!! Nice work.


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