I meant you, the photog, shoot from a higher perspective. Ie, the lens being a foot or so higher than her head. This would hide her "neck flab", if you will While this last shot is good, it's still shot from a low perspective. You're right about stopping down under harsh conditions. Only problem w/that, is you get too much DOF, and that brings another set of problems all it's own. Have you read anything about the "Sunny 16" rule? Good stuff for harsh lighting conditions. sometimes you gotta sacrifice shallow DOF for a properly exposed shot, and must plan the shot accordingly. I learned that from my 2 pm sunny afternoon shoot in the park with Jesse.Ping279 said:Well steve and grey... I'm really not sure why we broke up. She said we just didn't have much in common and we were "complete opposites."
Steve, I have taken a shot before like you are talking about, referring to #2... I took this right after we started dating. And yes, I do agree about the skin toning, I guess I just didn't get the WB right when I shot. Also the late day light did play a huge factor. I really do wish the lighting wasn't so harsh too.
I think this is more of what you are talking about :
Too bad I didn't take the time to shoot the one above at a different aperture... I shot way too open. I wish I would have changed it to maybe f/5.6 or 7.1. It was shot at 2.2
Thanks for the replies!!