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Old Oct 5, 2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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Hello all,

Here are the first model shots i was able to get with my new Digital Rebel XTi

Other than a few level adjustments not much else was changed in photoshop.
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Model: Canon Digital Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon 18-55 kit lens
White Balance was set using an Expodisc

Teresa (the model) wants to get started in professional modeling, and she asked me to take her portfolio pictures. Please let me know what you think of them, and if i should change anything about them.

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 4:48 AM   #2
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i love them all

in relation to the levels was that mostly donte using hte expo disc. The images are lovely and deep. I love this style of procesing.

In relation to the actual shots. Great range of poses.



what fstop were you shoting to close shots at mate?

very nice

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 8:05 AM   #3
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Charming model. Boy she is a cutie! Very natural series.

#9 is my favorite, composition and pose are very nice. and she's got such a great smile, #10 just lights up!

Very well done!

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Very good series, great look, great shots, good composure.
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Old Oct 6, 2006, 10:32 AM   #5
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dont normaly comment on people shot ,........but these are great, you have done a great job and she looks fantastic, i like every single shot. now either she is making u take some fantastic shots or your are bringing out the most natural model in her!! which is it LOL

bravo mate be proud of your shots, hops she is too

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 11:28 AM   #6
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Thank you all for the nice comments.

Kenmck15, the fstop i was using on the close shots was f/3.5.

The white balance was done using the expodisc. The levels adjustments were done, to correct a little bit of shadows or highlights.
There was NO color correction done in photoshop. and no sharpening (except on the eyes) was done to the photos as well.

After this shoot, i have fallen in love with the Rebel XTi and the images it produces.
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Old Oct 6, 2006, 3:16 PM   #7
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tswen wrote:
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Thank you all for the nice comments.

Kenmck15, the fstop i was using on the close shots was f/3.5.

The white balance was done using the expodisc. The levels adjustments were done, to correct a little bit of shadows or highlights.
There was NO color correction done in photoshop. and no sharpening (except on the eyes) was done to the photos as well.

After this shoot, i have fallen in love with the Rebel XTi and the images it produces.


thanks for tht,

yes the white balancing is perfect. those expo discs look really good. REALLY xpensive but i think they justify their price in the finiahsed results.

excellent work once again mate

THese are some of the best shots i have seen on here.



Sorry mate another quick ques. Did you use any reflectors, fill flash??? etc

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Hi,

Well it is very nice your first set of modeling shoots....

Good thing that there is a forum like this where you can show your photos to be commented and to learn from these comments....

I would choose the first one for sure.....

Be careful when taking photos with your kit lens and using a small f stop.... photos can be very soft like the #3 and #4 photos specially from a distance.... In global the kit lens are soft for portraits.... that is why I bought a prime lens....

Hope to see more of your modeling photos...

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Old Oct 6, 2006, 5:05 PM   #9
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ZAKD, thank you for that comment, actually with shots 3 and 4 a 70-300mm lens was used, those are the only two pictures that were taken with that lens. it's a cheap lens, so that i why i think they are soft.

kenmck15, actually i didn't use reflectors this time, but i did use fill flash for some of the shots.

Thanks again
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Old Oct 7, 2006, 1:20 AM   #10
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I like them a lot. One thing, though, she has to be careful about a smile which is too big. Showing too much of her gums isn't good.

Regarding picture 3-4. Portraits don't have to be ultra sharp. As a matter of fact, the sharper the portrait the more touch up is required.
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