A&P My first portrait shoot (Need come C&C)

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  1. Striff

    Striff Gimme the chocolate OT Supporter

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    Alright so I want to get into portraits and wedding photography so I advertised on Craigslist saying that I would take people's pictures for free if they let me use them in my portfolio. I had my first shoot yesterday with a mother and her son. Here are some of the shots I liked. I am going to experiment with some B&W and other stuff as well.

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    Any C&C would be appreciated. Think I can make some money in the photo business? :x::x:
     
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    her eyes look a little dark
     
  3. Striff

    Striff Gimme the chocolate OT Supporter

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    I agree, I think I am going to have to dodge them in PS.
     
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    was it an overcast day?
     
  5. Striff

    Striff Gimme the chocolate OT Supporter

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    Yep, completely overcast. Have not seen the sun in 3 days!:wtc:
     
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    Very nice start. I've been wanting to do something similar but haven't had a chance.
     
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    those eyes are burning a hole into my soul
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    there's a whole lotta love going on in some of them images:o

    in #2 his hair blocks her face

    something else to watch for is the horizon cutting through the middle of their heads.
     
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    Striff Gimme the chocolate OT Supporter

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    Haha the first thing my GF said was "Why is she always touching his butt??"

    Thanks for the other tip.
     
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    Needs more light
     
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    someonenew He's Dangerous

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    little fill light woulda helped, but that can also be brought up in ACR using a slider.
     
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    LOL glad I'm not the only one who thought this.... that kid is CREEPY looking lol
     
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    Striff Gimme the chocolate OT Supporter

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    Haha yea...he is a little weird looking.

    Can't photoshop out ugliness :wtc::wtc:
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    that little kid is creepy as shit
    im not going to be able to sleep tonight :wtc:
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    :o
    didn't see you post this or i would have just said 'i agree'
     
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    They look a bit too intimate.

    Eyes, obviously.

    White balance.

    Fix the shirt in #6.

    Use flash to make your subjects pop more.

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    not feeling it
     
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    yeah, you made it worse. :sadwavey:


    5 looks like they're about to make out. good engagement shot, HORRIBLE mother/son shot.

    6... he looks retarted. seriously, like downs syndrome.
     
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    Fail.

    God this is creepy. You sure they're not lovers?

    Two words:
    Fill
    Light

    I would fix it in PS but I'm about to go to sleep and don't want to have nightmares.
     
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    Striff Gimme the chocolate OT Supporter

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    Yea I don't really like the change you made to the picture but thanks for trying.

    I applied a couple effects to it. Any of them look good?

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    If the customer likes them thats just great. Your just the recorder. I think its great for a first attempt and it could have been a lot worse. Odd looking pair, but you can tell they are related at least so that takes some of the creepies out of it. Might not be portfolio material though.
     
  23. Xtreme2k2

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    the effects would look nice on anything but them :bigthumb: makes them look even more creepy :ugh: maybe its the specific photo
     
  24. BabelJoat

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    when you have faces close to each other, it's important to watch where the shadows are being cast,

    in number two, the light is hitting the boy and his head is casting a shadow on the woman's head, making it look dark and consequently less attractive.

    and dawt on the creepy dynamic between the two, but not something you can really change
     
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    Here is my take on the pp
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