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Old June 8th, 2009, 09:36 PM
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Old June 9th, 2009, 02:51 PM
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Re: Senior Portrait

I'm by no means a portrait photographer, so take this with a huge grain of salt. I like the lighting on her face, and the gorgeous smile that looks so very genuine. You did a great job getting that out of her and snapped at the perfect time to catch it.

As for the comp/crop, I would have preferred a little less of the background and a little more of her face. Normally I would have also liked to see her eyes, but the candid pose you caught seems to make the lack of eyes in the shot ok.

I'm also a little bit too distracted by the brightness on her arm. I'd be tempted to crop this one tighter, including her upper body, (stopping at the point where her long hair stops) and including just a hint of the lush green background around and above her head. But hey... what do I know.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Thank you for your comments, they do help me. It was a spur of the moment shot as we were walkin to the spot where we were gonna take her photos... I tend end up liking the 'un-planned' shots the best for some reason. Thank you for your help....
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Re: Senior Portrait

There is a lot distracting from the subject in this one...

1) The blown out highlights of the leaves...

2) Subject being OOF, looks like motion blur...

3) Comp is awkward and shows to much BG and...

4) The subject's face is not lit well enough.

Here are some thing to maybe look into next time...

Try shooting more in the shade so your subject is not directly on the edge of the sun and shade barrier, hope that made sense. By placing them more in the shade, exposing for the ambient light and using a fill flash you should not have a problem with blown highlights but it will take practice. What focus type were you using and what focus point?
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