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Jun 06, 2013 03:05 |  #1

I shot a few different seniors last year, for my friends...

after a year at college I didn't do much portraiture there, and decided to do a practice session before I solicit myself to my old high school for the extra cash...

let me know what you think

these were shot with a zeiss 35 f2 and a 70-200mm 2.8 II, alongside a 580 exII when needed... (all of this gear was borrowed and thrown on my 5d III)
I hopefully will be able to rent the stuff I need from my brother if I do have any real paid senior sessions this summer and won't lose any money really.

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Jun 06, 2013 06:49 |  #2

nice shots, the WB seems inconsistent, especially the last couple.


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Jun 06, 2013 06:53 |  #3

I'm not sure I'm that happy with the Dutch tilt... Posing is fine by me, though.


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Jun 06, 2013 07:03 as a reply to  @ Corbeau's post |  #4

Nice set but not a fan of the angles.


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Jun 06, 2013 11:26 |  #5

I think they are great - the sixth one is my favourite, but the angles make a nice change!


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Jun 06, 2013 12:27 |  #6

don't like the angle shots. beautiful lady :)


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Jun 06, 2013 16:20 |  #7

I agree, shots are great, but not so sure on the angles. I would not say thats a deal breaker though to show them these as a portfolio, they might just say that they would like more traditional angles. The talent it there. Good luck!


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Jun 06, 2013 16:36 |  #8

Beautiful shots and extremely flattering angles on the model :)


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Jun 06, 2013 22:51 |  #9

Ya went a little angle happy I suppose.
Also I could have photoshopped stray hairs but it isn't a paid client and just for practice as far as shooting again goes so im not so concerned with that...

I need to work on posing too, it is easier to see after the small adjustments I should have made but during the process totally missed it...

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Jun 06, 2013 23:17 |  #10

Very Nice série bravo!. ;)


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Jun 06, 2013 23:27 |  #11

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Jun 07, 2013 06:12 as a reply to  @ Corbeau's post |  #12

What a lovely set of images to look through.
Bright, crisp and well exposed.
Lovely model and good contact.

As far as angles go, there's always 2 schools of taste:
"I can't give you the recipe for success, but the recipe for failure is to try and please all the people, all the time..."


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Jun 07, 2013 06:30 |  #13

Here's my take. Angled shots help convey movement (or imbalance maybe?), so I don't tend to use this in portraits.

In the outdoor shots, I would avoid the sky in the background as its brighter tones overpower the scene. You can avoid this by lowering the ambient exposure and use flash on your subject, but this might require a neural density filter during daytime and/or when using small f-stops. If shooting without flash, I would just avoid the sky altogether. The exception might be if your subject is wearing light or white clothing which might blend with the background.

In images 3 & 4, I find her curled fingers don't flow with the rest of the scene. I would just have her fingers unfurled even if it does cover some of her face.

For the two in the grass field, I'd like to see you stop down a stop or two. The grass shouldn't be a distraction and the subject would be more completely in focus.




  
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