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Jun 09, 2008 20:31 |  #1

New to portrait work. A shot of my nieces boy (so not really my nephew). Please give me C&C. I know I already cut the top of his head off!

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Jun 09, 2008 20:52 |  #2

not a big fan of this shot. clipping parts of the head can work if done right. i love his eyes though.




  
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Jun 09, 2008 23:45 |  #3

I looked at your gear list; you've got good stuff, use it to your advantage. A couple things to try... 1. Put some space between the background and your subject. 2. Use one of those large aperature lenses wide open to blur out that background which will be further away. 3. Instead of direct flash, bounce it off of the ceiling or something else, this would have prevented that hard shadow behind your nephew. 4. Use your histogram, this shot has some blown highlights. 5. Get your subject talking, playing, etc. then shoot when they least expect it. (This works great for normal people)




  
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Jun 10, 2008 00:03 |  #4

I really like his eyes and is that cheeto coloring on his finger?




  
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Jun 10, 2008 07:26 |  #5

Ty G wrote in post #5693514 (external link)
I looked at your gear list; you've got good stuff, use it to your advantage. A couple things to try... 1. Put some space between the background and your subject. 2. Use one of those large aperature lenses wide open to blur out that background which will be further away. 3. Instead of direct flash, bounce it off of the ceiling or something else, this would have prevented that hard shadow behind your nephew. 4. Use your histogram, this shot has some blown highlights. 5. Get your subject talking, playing, etc. then shoot when they least expect it. (This works great for normal people)

Thanks Ty G for the tips!


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reefergal wrote in post #5693613 (external link)
I really like his eyes and is that cheeto coloring on his finger?

Thanks reefer gal....you must have kids to notice that distinctive orange stain! Yep, cheetos. hehe


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