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FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Weddings & Other Family Events 
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conraderb
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Dec 05, 2017 12:11 |  #16

Great starting point.

Personally, I think that 90% of the population looks best from waist up.

Your image looks around 50mm.

I would back up and zoom in, and look for some money portrait shots in the 85mm-200mm range, around F4.

This gives you nice bokeh, less distracting backgrounds, fewer legs to work with, and generally has a more "pro" look compared to your sample.

Also, looks like you had fill flash (??). I would try to avoid that next time. Put your clients in open shade, with a leafy background that has a touch of rim lighting on leaves. Fill flash if you want, but for a first timer, keep things simple!

That being said, well done for a 1st shoot.




  
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Dec 05, 2017 12:47 |  #17

Was this taken around noon? Sun light look harsh, it would be better to shoot early morning or before sunset. You could have used a reflector to light up their faces. And for portrait you may want to use f2.8 to separate the subject(s) from the background.




  
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