A&P Portrait pics v.ineedareflector

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  1. ericande

    ericande Active Member

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    mom wanted me to take pics of her and her husband. Wanted to go at 1pm and wanted traditional (boring) portraits. I had off camera flash available but it just wasn't strong enough to get rid of harsh shadows. I'm picking up a reflector.

    Two boring ones for her.
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    I don't do portraits often. I'm much more 'practiced' at landscape and nature shots but trying to get better at portraits.
     
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    I like the last two. :dunnoL
     
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    first 2 need tighter crops
     
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    get in tight
     
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    i like 3 and 5
     
  6. ericande

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    I agree, I'll re-work them
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    1)Not close enough

    2)Not close enough and shitty composition

    3)Not close enough

    4) Okay, but flat and DOF is a bit too shallow

    5)Good idea, but I would have shot this at f11 + to get a cleaner look from the sun.
     
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    Is that Descanso Gardens? Oh and good choice on a reflector.
     
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    I like 4 and 5.
     
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    :wtf: copy paste
     
  11. ericande

    ericande Active Member

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    :rofl: I had two browsers opened, I pasted in wrong one.

    fixed.
     
  12. mojito

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    instead of using a reflector, move them to open shade. no one looks good in harsh sun, shadows or not. a reflector will only make them squint more and their skin is oily and shows more imperfections.

    and what flash isn't powerful enough to fill in some shadows? I'm betting it was how you had it set
     
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