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#1 MrWild

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 08:06 PM

So, I wanted to see what I can do in portraits.  I still have a photoshoot coming up (sometime) with my niece for her RN Graduation pics.  These pics were not posed, they were taken at a bbq.  All CC welcomed

 

D800 w/70-200mm f/2.8

1/1600 sec at f/3.2 75mm ISO 1000 0 EV

 

36376940715_264d3abfce_b.jpg_IMG3377 by edward Perry, on Flickr

 

D800 w 70-200mm f/2.8

1/1600 sec at f/3.2 200mm ISO 1250 0 EV

 

35568764173_5a43f481c1_b.jpg_IMG3508 by edward Perry, on Flickr



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:15 AM

Saw only the second pic Edward... Perhaps the file size on the first was too large...?

 

I admire your expansion into other areas of photography if you progress as well in portraiture as you have in nature.... the sky`s the limit.... Though perhaps not if you get the exposure correct...(-:

 

George is the EXPERT in the genre of portraiture and I have next to no experience, though that pic of the kid works just great for me, that the sun stops on the side of his face and no further is perhaps not ideal though had it been further across to his nose perhaps then getting the exposure just right would have taken time ...I appreciate that you typed you just grabbed the pic... Nice work though...(-:  Do keep at it..please.  Thanks for posting



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:32 AM

I changed the permissions, see f you can get the first pic now.

I took about 350 shots and maybe had 5 with good exposure. Seemed like everyone had half of their face in the shade and half in the sun. It was a great learning experience as I did not remember to focus on an eye till about picture 200. I fail, lol and capturing a person's expression with correct exposure and in focus is more difficult than I thought.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:37 AM

haha - nice.

With the first one I'd do a portrait crop and loose the fence on the left. I'd pull it in so that only the right side of the tree was in frame.  You can also afford to loose a bit off the bottom of the image as the little boy's feet are already cut off.  You want to keep that space above their heads.



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:47 AM

I agree with cropping out the fence, I did not even think about portrait cropping. Another thing hopefully learned. I can add a little more of the hands to the bottom, but when I crop up from the bottom so it's just the legs it looks, well awkward to me. I do a version when I get home

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 07:34 AM

Yup got the first one now.... Super pic and I have no doubt "they" will just LOVE it... Yup I am sure it could be improved in a number of ways if we are into getting technical, but in truth my first comment covers the most important aspect of RECORD photography...(-: I leave it to those with a better eye than I in terms of "art" to guide you on portraiture Edward. TFP =(Thanks For Posting)  (-:



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 10:26 PM

So I cropped in tighter and took out the hands in one and left them in the other.. Anyone got a preference? 

 

 

36396144285_1ea87aaa5e_b.jpg_IMG3376 by edward Perry, on Flickr

 

 

35588380243_733513ac53_b.jpg_IMG3376-2 by edward Perry, on Flickr



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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:18 AM

The first edit 'coz if I didn't pick it, I'd be contradicting meself ! B)

I like the way their gazes are going in different directions


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 05:05 PM

With hands for me, and I forgot to compliment you on your choice of B&W for the second pic in your first posting...Nice.


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 06:32 PM

It's great that you are expanding your photography knowledge by doing something different than you normally do. I'm not a portrait guy but they came out very nice.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 01:45 AM

Nice shots!  I think you could even crop it a bit tighter from the top to take away the uneven balance.  Like all said, you did well to correct the improper framing in the original version.  As far as lighting goes - I recommend shooting all photos in monochrome mode.  That way it's much easier to detect which areas are well-lit, and which are not.   


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