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Old Apr 22, 2007, 10:23 AM   #1
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My brother and his buddy got together and paid me a couple dollars to snap some shotsbefore their prom. This is my first attempt at anything like this. C&C Welcome & Appreciated!

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Old Apr 22, 2007, 10:51 AM   #2
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Lovely shots.

My favs are the first two (nice and formal) and the last one (very funny).

You did very well and I am sure they will all be very happy with their shots.


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Old Apr 22, 2007, 12:50 PM   #3
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Out of curiousity, what were you using for lighting? It seemed like most of your lighting was from behind the couple - a difficult situation. But since the people weren't totally in shadow, did you use something for fill-light? Or a reflector of some sort? I find this type of photography to be well beyond my limited means to get right (and not something I'm particularly intersted in). You didquite well, the people aren't in too much shadow or too flat due to too much flash. I prefer #5 because it doesn't have as much of the light background, which I found somewhat distracting in the first two. But I love the railing on the first two.

Take anything I say about this type of thing as uneducated opinion -I really know nothing about this type of photography.
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Nicely posed! I like Nos. 1 & 2 the best because the background (slightly blurred)does not seem to be competing with the subjects. The backlighting works well!

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Old Apr 22, 2007, 11:53 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the comments...

As far as lighting, I used a "borrowed" Promaster 5550dx P-TTL flash for the fill and the rest was backlighting. Worked pretty well IMO.
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Amazing what a good monitor can do! On this here crappy LCD every picture appears flat, and badly exposed.

On my big ole aperture grille CRT, they look really good!
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The color, detail, sharpness and detail are all there. Looks great. Cutting off the feet in a couple of shots was noticeable and something I don't care for. That is my personal perference though.

Aside from that, I am sure they couldn't have gotten them done any better than what you posted.
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Good shots but i would pay more attention to the background as the branches are distracting in the first 2 shots and it is the first thing i see when looking at their faces.
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Only thing I could suggest is a warming filter Inn. Those are good!

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Very nice. I think you really nailed it with the first two shots, the setting and poses are perfect for a formal shot and the background is so nice you would think it was a backdrop! On the other shots, I would agree that (20/20 hindsight) the sharp division between sun and shade in the photo and the branches close to the faces are a little distracting. Still good shots, though, and I would be surprised if they get anything better than your first two shots from the pro taking the prom formals.

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