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#1 figment1986 on 5 years ago

I'm already aware of the glare on the lens, it got dirty and I didn't truly notice till to late. I'm going to carry lens cleaner me with me to prevent this in my next photo shoot. any other comments and criticism If you feel it is too negative you can message me? This was shot in RAW, on manual, with a external flash to assist with the lighting.

[url]http://figment1986.smugmug.com/CostumesandCons/Photo-Shoots/Taffany-Steampunk-Shoot/i-gsHLGTR[/url]

#2 fam-cosplayphotographer on 5 years ago

On the photo below...great pose and framing...balancing would mean the distance of her elbow to edge and the top of her head to edge were the same. Background is once again distracting so moving her and you around the tree to something that will compliment it is crucial. She's pretty...and I would definitely ask for eye contact with the camera. You want to use faster glass to really blur that background and draw the attention on her not the colorful things in the background.
[url]http://figment1986.smugmug.com/CostumesandCons/Photo-Shoots/Taffany-Steampunk-Shoot/i-KJVf4LJ[/url]

A Detached off camera speedlight and a softbox to the top right\or even left of the frame could have really made it pop.


Cute pose, youll want to whiten her teeth in post just a little and use the healing brush to quickly touch up her face. Ive already discussed background in previous. She's strong enough where you could have done a tight vertical of her here...no need for tree and scenery.
[url]http://figment1986.smugmug.com/CostumesandCons/Photo-Shoots/Taffany-Steampunk-Shoot/i-nSQvzPm[/url]


This one is your strongest...love the pose...lighting is getting better..framing is good...cleavage is always a plus...youve brightened the photo to overexpose the background which is actually a good thing to do here because they care about her..not the bg. Strongest shot here.
[url]http://figment1986.smugmug.com/CostumesandCons/Photo-Shoots/Taffany-Steampunk-Shoot/i-55mZPmV[/url]


I can finally start to see separation from the subject and background here. Decide if you want the elbow in the frame or zoom in tight where people wouldnt see it at all...be on one side of the fence....pink dress lady might as well be will ferrell going streaking because its so vivid it will steal the show so be careful on your backgrounds when your subject is in earth tones.
[url]http://figment1986.smugmug.com/CostumesandCons/Photo-Shoots/Taffany-Steampunk-Shoot/i-M9tcKfg[/url]

#3 figment1986 on 5 years ago

[QUOTE=jonashley;4834069]On the photo below...great pose and framing...balancing would mean the distance of her elbow to edge and the top of her head to edge were the same. Background is once again distracting so moving her and you around the tree to something that will compliment it is crucial. She's pretty...and I would definitely ask for eye contact with the camera. You want to use faster glass to really blur that background and draw the attention on her not the colorful things in the background.
[url]http://figment1986.smugmug.com/CostumesandCons/Photo-Shoots/Taffany-Steampunk-Shoot/i-KJVf4LJ[/url]

A Detached off camera speedlight and a softbox to the top right\or even left of the frame could have really made it pop.


Cute pose, youll want to whiten her teeth in post just a little and use the healing brush to quickly touch up her face. Ive already discussed background in previous. She's strong enough where you could have done a tight vertical of her here...no need for tree and scenery.
[url]http://figment1986.smugmug.com/CostumesandCons/Photo-Shoots/Taffany-Steampunk-Shoot/i-nSQvzPm[/url]


This one is your strongest...love the pose...lighting is getting better..framing is good...cleavage is always a plus...youve brightened the photo to overexpose the background which is actually a good thing to do here because they care about her..not the bg. Strongest shot here.
[url]http://figment1986.smugmug.com/CostumesandCons/Photo-Shoots/Taffany-Steampunk-Shoot/i-55mZPmV[/url]


I can finally start to see separation from the subject and background here. Decide if you want the elbow in the frame or zoom in tight where people wouldnt see it at all...be on one side of the fence....pink dress lady might as well be will ferrell going streaking because its so vivid it will steal the show so be careful on your backgrounds when your subject is in earth tones.
[url]http://figment1986.smugmug.com/CostumesandCons/Photo-Shoots/Taffany-Steampunk-Shoot/i-M9tcKfg[/url][/QUOTE]

thank you, I will pay MORE attention to the background... (half the images had dirt on the lens, you can tell when i finally cleaned them up) Some of these shots I didn't even intend to use, but we both liked them anyway. I will go back and clean up the teeth and face. (I'm very novice to cleaning up on Photoshop)

edit:
Is this more what you have in mind for that tight shot?
[IMG]http://i59.tinypic.com/1z9mzb.jpg[/IMG]

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