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First portrait session - Please critique!

 
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Apr 03, 2013 16:20 |  #1

I am a new photographer (at home studio lighting) & here's what I got. Please give me critique, I know I have lots to learn!


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Apr 03, 2013 16:24 |  #2

The top one is overexposed, the lighting is a bit too hot and harsh. The second seems a bit hot to me as well, but not as bad. I'm not a fan of the bleachy color treatment on the second, but some like it.




  
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Apr 03, 2013 16:39 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #3

Thank you for the honest critique - I am definitely still working on getting the lighting down - never used studio lighting before a week ago! Looking into getting a flash meter soon to help.




  
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Apr 03, 2013 18:02 |  #4

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The top one is overexposed, the lighting is a bit too hot and harsh. The second seems a bit hot to me as well, but not as bad. I'm not a fan of the bleachy color treatment on the second, but some like it.

I agree. The second one isn't as overexposed, but it seems a little red, which I'm not a big fan of, but some are.


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Apr 03, 2013 23:20 |  #5

Not a fan either of the bleach look if that what they call it. Get control on the lighting and all should be looking well.


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Apr 04, 2013 03:31 |  #6

light (too much) in 1 seems to be from below the face - occasionally an interesting experiment, but generally looks very unnatural.


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Apr 04, 2013 04:10 |  #7

I'm new to this forum, but would like to share my views on the photos posted above.

Because of too much light on the subject, lot of details have been washed off like the shadows and the background. A more diffused and subtle light would be great with your photographs. If possible try reducing the amount of light which is thrown on the subject, to get a correct exposure.

Other than the issue of being overexposed, the images are sharp and beautifully composed.


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Apr 04, 2013 12:07 |  #8

besides the things that have already been discussed about it being way too over exposed on the one side of her, on the first picture watch out for amputating limbs (her pinky finger) and on the bottom left of the picture she has part of an arm that is not attached to anything.

but yes, definitely dial down your strobes. its better to be slightly underexposed and bring up the exposure afterwards in PP then to have it overblown then and there is nothing you can do about it in PP.


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