A&P First ever attempt at glamour/portrait shots..

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  1. -desi-pari-

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    Sorry but some of you lot are just immature!
     
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  2. Girth

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    8 is actually pretty neat
     
  3. Asherman

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    The green/red complementary color combination in 1 and 8 was jarring to me.

    I like 2 best, but 4 and 5 also worked for me.

    Keep it simple, and the focus on the model. All of these seem a bit over saturated, but maybe not.
     
  4. -desi-pari-

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    Thanks but i need C&C any C&C advice about lighting in dull areas without expensive equipment?
     
  5. Bloody Sunday

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    the model is beautiful.

    with that said:
    I would like #1 without that awful backdrop
    and PS the thing under her nose in #2
    PS that stud showing on her arm on #3, it looks like a growth or pimple or something.
    I think #4 would be better with the right side cropped a bit
    #8 would be better with a tighter crop, maybe

    really, i only like #8 and #1 but the background [the bushes] is killing you
     
  6. -desi-pari-

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    Lol, number 3 is a sequin on her scarf, the scarf was full of them. I thought maybe the green and maroon would go well but i guess not. Thanks alot, i have another one tomorrow with a British girl, let's see how that goes with your advice :big grin:
     
  7. -desi-pari-

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    Over saturated?
     
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    the problem with black hair/clothing on a black background is that you can't differentiate it.
     
  9. -desi-pari-

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    I agree, never to do that again, i only realised afterwards that the subject doesn't stand out.
     
  10. Bloody Sunday

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    yeah, i know what it is. just clone it out :big grin:

    good luck and post up the one for tomorrow, too
     
  11. Bloody Sunday

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    post the one where she's looking up. i saw it on your deviantart
     
  12. -desi-pari-

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    Which one?

    LINK?
     
  13. Wheezer

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    If you don't want to buy any lighting, at the very least, get you a cheap reflector since you're working outside. It will help as fill light.
     
  14. -desi-pari-

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    Oh really? Do you recommend anything, i do plan on getting my canon 580EX but not anything else until summer is over.

    I tried making my own reflector it didn't work :rofl:
     
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    Depends on your definition of cheap. A semi-decent 5-in-1 reflector will run you around $50 for a 42". But you'll be relying on available light. Once you get the flash, you wont be limited by the sun (or lack thereof).
     
  17. -desi-pari-

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    Ah ok, i'll do that now :big grin:
    I'll have a look on ebay. Thanks.
     
  18. -desi-pari-

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    These do come into glamour right? ;/
     
  19. Wheezer

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    Also, on the grass ones, just a little tip when you don't have uniform green grass. Adjust the Hue on the Yellow channel a little to the right. It'll turn that yellow patchy grass into a nice green yard...just don't over do it and pay attention to the skin tones, it might give a slight green cast. It's best to mask it out if you're going to do it.
     
  20. -desi-pari-

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    Oh my, you're great thanks alot. I will check that out now and then post the image :big grin:
     
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    I like the wide shots.
     
  22. pawis

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    8 is neat, i like it.

    5 and 7 seem oof or maybe too much skin softening(maybe a lil bit on 2 also, but you were a little more selective on what parts you were softening where 5 and 7 seem like the whole image is softened)?
     
  23. -desi-pari-

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    5and 7 were generally OOF, in 7 i tried to smoothen the skin but yeah i get what you mean, i need to be a little careful.

    8 is a favourite :big grin:
     
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    - little too much saturation.
    - pay attention to your backgrounds.
    - have a concept for the pictures before you shoot. These are just snapshots, as in, "hope I get something good".

    You have a nice model to work with, now do your part by nailing background, lighting, expressions, posing, body positioning.
    Bringing out beauty in the model. She's def. got it, you need to show that.

    All this is above and beyond exposure, dof, restricted lighting, selective focus, all the basic photog stuff which you also need to work on.


    having said all that, yeah, its a good start. There's potential here, for sure.
     
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    about the pics specifically

    1- crap on the ground. If youre going to use your backyard, at least frame it so it doesnt look like a backyard.
    Face toward the cam. Lack of "archness" is depressing.

    2- pretty good

    5- background, either hang it properly or pull her further away

    8- a nice pic, I see this pose all the time in indian weddings, but attention to detail is important. The hem is gimped in the lower right corner, and whats with the diagonal hedge in the top right? Either make use of a diagonal in the frameor else leave it out. As is, its not a clean composition.

    9- nice pose on her part, but the framing and overall feel is just low rent.

    10- this is a terrible pose, what is this supposed to be? Squatting is not flattering in this context.
    She looks like she's wistfully dreaming while sitting on the can. You can do better.


    11- improved, but you've still got the hedge intruding into the frame where it adds nothing. Her posture is also awkward, as is her facial. Communicate some grace and femininity here.
     

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