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Old Jun 14, 2006, 5:19 PM   #1
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Friends of mine asked me to take some portraits for them over the weekend. Here's some of the shots I took for them - I tried to go for a relaxed and candid look, not sure if I got the candid look. All pics taken at ISO50 or 100, full manual mode, -2/3EV, converted to B&W.

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Pic 1. V &G

Pic 2. Some more of V & G


Pic. 3 "G"

Pic 4. A closeup of V & G

Pic 5. Peek a Boo



Pic 6. Smiles



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Old Jun 14, 2006, 9:10 PM   #2
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Thought the candid shots were excellent. Must admit much prefer colour...Fred
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Old Jun 14, 2006, 9:58 PM   #3
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You've accomplishedthe relaxed, candid look that you were striving for. I like the black and white pictures better! Good job Harj
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Old Jun 14, 2006, 10:28 PM   #4
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I can't decide which one I like the best. Its a tie they all win.

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Old Jun 15, 2006, 6:03 PM   #5
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Roger, Boot and Mac

Thanks for checking out the pics and commenting. I didn't realise how hard it can be to do a shoot for someone - to keep everything nice and relaxed and yet capture the moment too. So when I look at Fred's wedding pic's I'm seriously impressed how well he did.

I would have liked to have had more colour shots but the WB due to all that green just seriously skewed some of the shots on the FZ10 and I haven't been able to rescue those. Next time I need to remember to take a white card and manually set the WB .

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Mixed feelings here.



1 is ok but needs a tighter crop

2 is ok but not sure about back of guys head being clipped

3 Big problem with lighting for me, quite a frustrating picture to see

4 is nice

5 Head out of shoulder is a definite no

6 is nice but needs cropping at the top



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Old Jun 16, 2006, 5:53 PM   #7
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Hi Dave

Many thanks for the critique:

1. Not sure if could have really cropped it any more, hence the second shot (4) was up close

2. Agree with you on that, may be I shouldn't have clipped the back of "G's" head.

3. Not sure what you meant about the lighting, so it would be cool if you could explain.

4. Thanks .

5. I do like no,5 although I wasn;t sure if it would work and when i first looked at it on teh pc I thought it didn't but now I do like it.

6. Thanks for pointing that out . A wee crop off teh top would improve the pic.

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Good job HarjTT, I think I prefer the shots without the sunglasses though. Jim
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Hi HarjTT

This is of course just based on the way that I see the shot, and others may very well disagree:



In 3 the brightest parts of the shot are the background trees just above the head, the back of the shirt collar and some whisps of hair caught in the sunlight, my eye is drawn to thses areas and not the subject and I am concious of the fact that I am distracted to the wrong area.

Just for fun I loaded it intophotoshop and tweaked the levels just a tad ,burnt out the brightness then dodged the face a little. My eye is now drawn straight to the face, and it works for me.



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