My fourth portrait session

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Spent an entire day shooting, fun stuff. White balance all over the place, processed on laptop. Tried to get close but it's tough to tell on here.

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Hi Mike,

In my opinion this is your best series so far. Very natural and relaxed shots, and the model is extremely cute and looks like she was having fun. Presumably you were, too!!

Good work.

Best wishes,

David
 
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Mike,
You just get better and better. #3 and #4 are the best of this series imo. in both shots, you caught her at "THE" moment that makes a photo special. she's got a look that makes it hard to take a bad picture...well done here!
 
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I like all of your images except #2. This closeup I assume was with a short focal length lens which elongates the nose and gives it more prominance than it deserves. This would work better with a longer lens and from a distance. Well done with the rest of the image. Very relaxed poses and your model is darling.
 
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greyflash said:
I like all of your images except #2. This closeup I assume was with a short focal length lens which elongates the nose and gives it more prominance than it deserves. This would work better with a longer lens and from a distance. Well done with the rest of the image. Very relaxed poses and your model is darling.
Wow good eyes. I left my other lenses in the car at this location so I shot this one with the 17-55 at 55mm. I usually tend to avoid using my 50mm for headshots because of that exact reason (rounding of the face).

Thx for the comments everyone. And yes I had a lot of fun, spending a day out in the sun shooting can do that :D
 
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Nice shots Mike. I really like the composition and details of #3, it's nearly perfect. Have you thought of having her look up through her hair in a shot like this? I ask, because as shown in #2, her eyes are terrific!

Thanks for sharing these!
 
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Nice photos! Do you mind posting your EXIF's for #2 and #3 perchance? I have yet to duplicate that "glowing hair" look with my kid yet =/

Sam
 
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Thx Chris! I have a couple of her looking through her hair but it was tough getting the eyes to show. She really has great eyes - brown and green.

Thx Sam! Both shots ISO200. #2 1/125 f/5.6, #3 1/60 f/5.6. Key to getting the hair to glow is to have the backlight stronger than the light on the face. I'm probably around 4-5 stops brighter on the backlight so it's blowing out the hair. If you want glow without the crazy highlights, keep it around 2.
 
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Hi Mike, nice work

Love all the shots, 3 & 4 really rock! 1's very nice too. Wished you would've gotten her to shake that big strand of hair off her face a bit more on 4, but I love the pose, and the hint of tummy in the shot really adds to the comp. Good thing she had the good sense to wear a seemless wonder bra, otherwise, that shots wouldn't have worked. And, of course, the flower shot is really nice too. I know this is gonna sound perve,(it's not meant to be), but she's got such a great figure, shame you didn't get a chance to showcase it even more. Maybe next time?
 
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I like the first shot the best, always helps to have an attractive model!

As for WB, sometimes it's helpful to have the model hold a white and/or gray card so you can more easily adjust the WB for the particular lighting.
 
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