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Jul 28, 2013 22:01 |  #1

I have been shooting for about 4 months now, almost all portfolio building sessions. Here are some of (what I think) my best work. Am I good enough to charge? You can be honest. Critique very welcome!

Thanks

** I attached one file but it's not letting me attach more (I'm probably doing something wrong, or not resizing small enough to fit.) I'd gladly appreciate if you could look at my work on my website to critique if you'd be so kind.

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Jul 28, 2013 22:11 |  #2

The parents will pay any shoots for their baby :-)

But I would like some change if I shoot for this lovely lady:
1. Not just laying on this board, but rather something soft and bit more elegant ;)
2. Lighting from the top, or natural night; not from the lower corner.

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Jul 28, 2013 22:13 |  #3

x_tan wrote in post #16162259 (external link)
The parents will pay any shoots for their baby :-)

But I would like some change if I shoot for this lovely lady:
1. Not just laying on this board, but rather something soft and bit more elegant ;)
2. Lighting from the top, or natural night; not from the lower corner.

Good luck.

Hmm, I really do need to work on light positioning. Thank you!




  
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Jul 28, 2013 22:15 |  #4

I agree, use a box, a nest, some kind of prop with a nice blanket. But I love the flooring.




  
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Jul 28, 2013 22:17 |  #5

JIA333 wrote in post #16162270 (external link)
I agree, use a box, a nest, some kind of prop with a nice blanket. But I love the flooring.

Thank you so much for your comment! Am I okay exposure/white balance-wise?




  
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Jul 28, 2013 22:18 |  #6

I attached one file but it's not letting me attach more (I'm probably doing something wrong, or not resizing small enough to fit.)

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Jul 28, 2013 22:20 |  #7
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lisaannephotography wrote in post #16162231 (external link)
** I attached one file but it's not letting me attach more (I'm probably doing something wrong, or not resizing small enough to fit.) I'd gladly appreciate if you could look at my work on my website to critique if you'd be so kind.

www.lisa-anne-photography.com (external link)

Thank you!!

Since you have a website, you could just link directly to it so you don't have to attach anything.


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Jul 28, 2013 22:36 |  #8

One thing that jumps out to me in the shots with stripped backgrounds/floorboard​s etc. is that the lines behind the kids are not straight. It just bugs me, but that's a personal thing.




  
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Jul 28, 2013 22:43 |  #9

Yes. I think you're stuff overall is really good. Minor tweaks here and there, but nothing a parent would notice or complain about. Nice stuff.


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Jul 28, 2013 23:31 |  #10

lisaannephotography wrote in post #16162276 (external link)
Thank you so much for your comment! Am I okay exposure/white balance-wise?

WB is normal to me; especially with flash as main light source, you shouldn't have problem with WB.

This shoot is about 1/4 to 1/3 stop over exposure to me, as all her right lower face lost most of the skin detail already. But you should be able to bring most of detail back if you shoot RAW file.


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Jul 28, 2013 23:47 |  #11

Don't ask other photographers if you are good enough to charge. You are good enough if someone is willing to pay you. Period. Some may try to tell you otherwise but the person with the checkbook makes the decision. Now with that said there's people who arent great who charge little, to top of the line in terms of performance and price. The only comment on that I'll make is never get to the point that you quit learning. No matter how good someone gets they should always try to improve. This is not a knock at your work at all, just a general suggestion I'd give to anyone. The fact that you are here, though, suggests you are someone who will likely continue to invest in their knowledge and overall education and improvement.




  
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Jul 29, 2013 03:41 |  #12

Looked at your web site and there are some lovely shots there. Good light and good focus and soft where it should be soft. You seem to have a tendency "to the right"... Make sure your camera is level so that background elements don't tilt (like the above one and the kid on the chair with the door in the background.)


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Jul 29, 2013 08:32 |  #13

I think you're on the right track. You are definitely at the point of being able to charge for your work!




  
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Jul 29, 2013 09:14 |  #14

Yes I think parents would definitely pay for this :) Good job!!!


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Jul 29, 2013 15:07 |  #15

abbypanda wrote in post #16162449 (external link)
Don't ask other photographers if you are good enough to charge. You are good enough if someone is willing to pay you. Period. Some may try to tell you otherwise but the person with the checkbook makes the decision. Now with that said there's people who arent great who charge little, to top of the line in terms of performance and price. The only comment on that I'll make is never get to the point that you quit learning. No matter how good someone gets they should always try to improve. This is not a knock at your work at all, just a general suggestion I'd give to anyone. The fact that you are here, though, suggests you are someone who will likely continue to invest in their knowledge and overall education and improvement.

For the most part, we aren't here to tell you when you're ready to charge for a service. You are your own boss and can charge anyone at any time. It is your clients job to tell you if your sessions provided them with good shots.


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