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09/21/2004 07:57:10 PM · #1
Hey everyone, i took some photos of my roomate.... what do you think?

Portraits Here
09/21/2004 08:36:26 PM · #2
not bad, but I think you need a lot more light. Shadows on the face don't usually look very nice. Lighting is always the hard part though.
09/21/2004 10:30:38 PM · #3
I agree with kyebosh in that you need more light, as the overall images appear a little dark.

Not sure what your light source is here, but a good place to start playing for this type of portrait is window light through a thin bit of white fabric, or mesh curtains.

If you can, have the distance between the backdrop and the model larger, so it is in lower light, and/or out of focus. That way it'll be less distracting.

The other thing I notice is that in tally4 and tally5 you've used a wide angle zoom setting.

You really might want to stick away from wide angle portraits unless you're specifically going for distortion of the features. In #5 it makes her nose look a lot larger than it is, (in #6 it's normal) and in #4 the shoulders look too narrow for the size of her head. Basically zoom in, and stand further away.

Your model is quite pretty, and obviously happy to pose for you, so keep on experimenting, it's the best way to learn.

For inspiration, look at the portraits on www.photo.net in the gallery/portraits there's a huge range of styles on there, and it's good food for thought.

Just my 2c worth, as always. :-).
09/21/2004 10:50:56 PM · #4
I have to agree that you need more light. Also, the focus could be a bit better... but that said, I like tally2.jpg quite a lot. I think if you give it some colour treatment and curve tweaking, you'd have a very stylish photo :) It's just the sort I'd probably tweak to no end. Lots of potential there :) Actually, you could probably do wonders for all of them with some curves work. The slight fisheye effect could actually be a plus if you, say, shifted green or tinted sepia and went for a grainy, arty look.
09/22/2004 01:02:02 AM · #5
:-| i cant even look at my own photos...photobucket went down...:-|

i forgot what was named what on the site, so i cant go and look at the individual suggestions.

generally, i was trying for low light...also this is our makeshift dorm room studio with comfortor backdrop (lol)... any suggestions for dealing with the lack of space, and no good flourescent lighting?

ok, got the site working....im REALLY glad you like tally2, thats probably my favorite, but no one else seems to agree.

anyway, thank you, and more suggestions?
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