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Portraits, Criticism Needed

 
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Sep 10, 2007 23:01 |  #1

I am offering my friends free portraits so that I can get more practice. The shots below are of a friends boys and I'm looking for some C&C, even if it is brutally honest.

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Sep 10, 2007 23:13 |  #2

Its a pretty good series......
and cute kids u have choosen to shoot.....
i like the collage u have done on the first one....i feel u can shoot the main image a little more wider to give a little more importance to their activity...
pic two is nicely composed with the foreground.....the backgorund can be a little more even or less contrasty
pic 3 is really cool ! he looks relaxed....u can try keeping him off centre and maybe looking at the cam sideways or something like tht.....also a little more lower angle from his eye level.....
pic 4 is again a real cute shot.....my only wish is again a little more lower angle to have a look at their eyes.....

overall they r all nicely done
thanks for sharing,
ravi......


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Sep 11, 2007 09:42 |  #3

i love the composition in all of them especially number two. #3 seems a bit soft though. They are great candids. It honestly made me smile when I saw them :)


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Sep 11, 2007 11:07 |  #4

For me, #1 is definately the best. However, it may have been a bit better if the two boys on the right would have been more in the picture. Still great though!


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Sep 11, 2007 11:51 |  #5
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I don't like the out of focusness of #1. #2 is cutting his face down the middle - I never really get these type for portraits.

#3 seems a bit plain. His face seems rather bright and lacks detail as posted. And in the last one you cannot see the left boy's face, eyes, or expression.




  
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Sep 11, 2007 11:55 |  #6

I love the pics. I think the first one could be a little wider so that the boy's shoulder dosen't appear to be the focus of the picture. I also think it wouldn't hurt too much to let the background be a little more in focus on that one. #2 and#3 I love and I think they are great.
The last one could be a little wider to give a fuller sense of the boys. i think you cut the left edge a little too much. Certain the picture so that the boys are equally featured.
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Sep 11, 2007 13:07 |  #7

I don't like that the boys are oof in #1. I like 2 and 3 fine. 4 is too tight of a crop for me.




  
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Sep 11, 2007 13:39 |  #8

I really like them all...The first one was really nice, and the last one would be better if you were more on their level so you could capture more of the child on the lefts face. Does that make sense? All in all, I think they're really nice. Perfect for scrapbooking or a photo album...wouldn't necessarily use them as a potrait for wall hanging, but that's just my opinion.


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Sep 11, 2007 13:44 |  #9

Thanks for the comments. I learned dealing with children you must be quick, they don't hold still for too long.

#1 was a photo that I had taken before being set. After looking at it in Lightroom I decided to use it only for the background so focus would be of the three headshots. Below are the PP edits done in CS2:

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