Critique Portrait shoot by the lake

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by Jonathan F/2, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Here are a couple I shot last weekend testing my new (used) 70-200mm f/4 VR! I do like the 2.8, but it's a real pain to carry it around in the field and the 70-200mm f/4 is much lighter. I also shot with the Sony A7 II using an M mount 50mm 1.1 lens. Shot everything with natural LA light. Check it out!

    70-200mm f/4 VR:

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    Photo Shoot with model Kelly. August 5, 2017
    by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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    Photo Shoot with model Kelly. August 5, 2017
    by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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    Photo Shoot with model Kelly. August 5, 2017
    by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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    Photo Shoot with model Kelly. August 5, 2017
    by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

    50mm 1.1:

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    Photo Shoot with model Kelly. August 5, 2017
    by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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    Photo Shoot with model Kelly. August 5, 2017
    by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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    Photo Shoot with model Kelly. August 5, 2017
    by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr

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    Photo Shoot with model Kelly. August 5, 2017
    by Jonathan Friolo, on Flickr
     
  2. Spectacular work you lucky dog
     
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  3. The lens had nothing to do with it. The model is the star.
     
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  4. kilofoxtrott

    kilofoxtrott European Ambassador Moderator

    Dec 29, 2011
    Tettnang, Germany
    Great pictures and a very beautiful model.

    Chapeau
    Klaus
     
  5. In all seriousness Jonathan, your style is admirable and you've made great use of the backgrounds. Well posed and exposed, except for #6--the background is a bit chaotic and some blown highlights on her skin.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
  6. Jonathan, if I may make an honest critique...

    -I love your posing, it's my weakest part of people photography. The model is beautiful, and the location is well chosen. I prefer pics 1 and 8.

    -The lighting is very uneven. Shadows and highlights compete, and the highlights win out on many of the pics... Esp. #2, 3 suffer from overexposure on the skin, and most of the other pics have very noticeable blown out highlights.

    -As a personal preference, so no dig on your photography, I don't prefer the "dreamy" aspect to the PP on #5-8... but I like #8 enough to overcome that dislike. :)
     
  7. JakeEbersole

    JakeEbersole

    Mar 11, 2009
    Findlay, OH
    Jake Ebersole
    Great shots as always!
     
  8. Thanks for the critique guys. For this shoot I wanted to shoot in contrasty conditions. I usually do shoot in even lighting, but I'm kind of bored of that look. In fact I found the first shot to be my most boring of the set! Also no dig taken on my photography, there's a reason I have the critique icon on my profile! :D
     
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