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First real try at a portrait, C&C welcome

 
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Jun 18, 2009 09:51 |  #1

I mostly shoot nature/wildlife/landsc​apes so this is a bit of a step outside my comfort zone. My sister was visiting for a few days and was willing to be my guinea pig. I'll post a few more once I'm done processing them. Would love to get some initial feedback though.

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Jun 18, 2009 16:58 |  #2

:confused: Maybe I should stick to wildlife... :lol:

Let's try another, with some more laid back processing.

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Jun 18, 2009 17:09 |  #3

Pretty good for a first try. The post processing is a little much for me in the first one and the hands look uncomfortable. I like the location of the 2nd, but a little too straight on for how she has her legs :)

Hope to see more from you -- keep practicing!


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Jun 18, 2009 17:23 |  #4

There both far better than i could do, and i quite like the heavy processing on the 1st shot, although i do find the background a little distracting. On the whole, nice shots though. ;)


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Jun 18, 2009 19:01 |  #5

stepatee wrote in post #8134583 (external link)
Pretty good for a first try. The post processing is a little much for me in the first one and the hands look uncomfortable. I like the location of the 2nd, but a little too straight on for how she has her legs :)

Hope to see more from you -- keep practicing!

Thanks for the comments. I figured the processing would be hit or miss, but she liked it. I thought the same about the hands. It was starting to get dark when we took that and the mosquitoes were getting pretty bad, I don't think she really had time to get her hands relaxed between swatting at them. :) There was one shot where the hands were better but I didn't like the rest of it.

On the second one, maybe moving a couple steps to camera right and having her turn her head to face me?

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There both far better than i could do, and i quite like the heavy processing on the 1st shot, although i do find the background a little distracting. On the whole, nice shots though. ;)


Thanks!


Here's one more if anyone would like to comment on it.

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Jun 18, 2009 21:03 |  #6

#1 is a bit much in the PP but it does have an interesting feel to it. Not sure. . I"m on the fence.
#2 I like a lot, nice soft shadows, If I had to do something different it would be that her skin tone is very close to the back ground and blends a bit so maybe a slightly darker background.
#3 same thing, but all technically very good. Great attempts. keep shooting! Great model.


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Jun 18, 2009 21:08 |  #7

Soliz.. I keep coming in behind you man! I promise, I'm not following you :)

Anyway... I like #2 and #3 the best, #3 being the prize-winner, and the only thing that I do not like about #1 is that her face just looks a bit blown out with light, surely due to the PP everyone else has mentioned, but if it wasn't for that, I'de be all over #1 as well.

Good work though, really good, and I second soliz on the model. Very pretty.


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Jun 18, 2009 21:08 |  #8

Technician wrote in post #8135763 (external link)
Soliz.. I keep coming in behind you man! I promise, I'm not following you :)

Anyway... I like #2 and #3 the best, #3 being the prize-winner, and the only thing that I do not like about #1 is that her face just looks a bit blown out with light, surely due to the PP everyone else has mentioned, but if it wasn't for that, I'de be all over #1 as well.

Good work though, really good, and I second soliz on the model. Very pretty.

lol. . ..no biggie man, just people enjoying great photos.


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Jun 19, 2009 00:01 |  #9

I like the processing and the backgroud in the 2nd shot


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