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Critique on portraits please.

 
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Sep 06, 2009 21:47 |  #1

Hello,
I would appreciate some critique on a few portraits from this morning. The model is a friend and its my first serious attempt at outdoor portraits. All photos were taken with natural light.

Any suggestions on how poses could have been improved would be appreciated.

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Sep 06, 2009 22:33 |  #2

Lighting is the primary issue in each of these 4 shots.

#4 has come the closest to my criteria for good portrait lighting. Notice the shadows in her face that define the facial contours but are also not too harsh. I would prefer that the shadows be a bit more diagonal across the face.

#1 has shadows that are too harsh. Turning her head a little to get that harsh shadow from her nose to be a little longer would help, but a little fill light is also needed to soften the shadows.

#2 has the correct shadows but the sunny side of her face is too bright and the shadows are too deep. Printing it down would help the burned out highlights, but then a considerable amount of fill is needed to soften the harsh shadows.

#3 has the same problems as #2 but to a lesser extent.


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