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Old Jun 24, 2010, 4:05 PM   #1
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I´ll keep on training on portrait photography. Took some shots of my wife. Please give constructive critique if you want.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 4:37 PM   #2
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My favorite is #1. Nice pose and composition. The rest are mostly spoiled because of your wife squinting from the sun. Better to wear sunglasses or turn away from the direct sun and use fill flash.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 4:40 PM   #3
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I see some potential in #1. The other picks are kind of quick snaps, head is cutted on two of them, poses are too casual, and shes obviously disturbed by the direct sun on her clear eyes, etc. I did some pp to #1:

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Yeah, I agree with Bynx, though #6 is great, what I think it would be better if you worked on the composition more... I would not just put her in the middle. I like 5, but I wonder what it would be like if she were looking at you... Don't get me wrong, there great and better moments when one should look away. Thanks and all the best. Ned
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 5:11 PM   #5
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Thanks for your tips and input everybody. I´ll keep on training

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Old Jun 24, 2010, 7:45 PM   #6
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I agree that 1 is the best of them. But I would also like a combination of 5 and 6 -- the portrait orientation and shallow depth of field of 5, but the pose of 6 would be a good combination to my mind.
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Direct sun! Oh boy. #6 her head tops out with the tree-line. I'm sure that was unintentional.

Unless I'm sure why not, I, as a beginner, use rule-of-thirds and framing religiously. When I hold up some pieces of paper to the screen to simulate-crop, every pic improves. Try it. See what you like.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 10:49 PM   #8
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Lovely wife you have there Daniel.
I like number 1 as well. 5 is pretty cool as well.

Ordo, normally I like your edits, but in this one you killed the detail.
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yeah the sun is a killer here 6 would have been better with your wife sat more to the right instead of central .... and of coarse as mentioned the squint.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 5:00 AM   #10
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Thanks everybody!

In #6 I actually wanted some detail of the background. I will try to fram some of the shots differently.

Thanks again for your input.

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