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Old Jul 27, 2006, 11:42 PM   #1
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First of all Critique is welcome.....

Secondly, my bedroom is small so I cant do full body shots yet, and Im only using a portaflash 2 kit!









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Old Jul 28, 2006, 3:06 AM   #2
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Must be very very small room....but I supose it is the the best thing when you invite two girls to your room to have lack of space.............:G I will keep that in mind

Considering the shoots they are interesting,and with those girls you can make nice interesting (not to say crazy photos) but for sure you will need longer distance for shooting.

One thing is important: be aware of the hot spots....you have them a lot....

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Old Jul 28, 2006, 12:34 PM   #3
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thanks ZAK, yeah Im pretty bad for hotspots, I never spend enough time on one shot, I just mess about realy... one day Im gona try and go for a shot I like and work on it properly :P
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some interesting shots both here and on your site.

those girls have some funny expressions! the kelly in the green top is stunning :-)



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Old Jul 28, 2006, 2:20 PM   #5
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thanks bloater!!, you have some realy nice shots on your website to, and I realy like your domain name
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The downside of shooting from closer distances is perspective distortion.

The closer you are to your subject, the more "spread out" anything in the image will look, and that can make portions of the scene closer to the lens appear to be much larger in proportion to portions of the scene at greater distances from the lens.

Shooting from further away compresses the background more (objects in the distance appear to be closer together, and closer to their correct size in relation to foreground objects).

Your photos are a very good example of this issue (perspective distortion from shooting from too close).

As a result, your subject's head and outstretched fist/arm in the first image appears to be much larger than it should be, in proportion to the rest of her body.

Ditto for her head in the second image (too large for the body). Ditto for the other photos, except for the two girls (where the camera was more square to the subjects, without as much difference in distances to different portions of the frame).

In the first photo, that actually adds some impact to it (if she doesn't mind the look of the rest of the body). But, most female subjects would probably want their body to be better proportioned. ;-)

So, you'd need to be very careful to keep the camera 'square" to your subject in close quarters if you're not after this kind of "look", and even then, you'll still have some perspective distortion, depending on your framing (nose too large for rest of face, outstretched foot or arm appearing too large, etc.).

Around 85mm (from an angle of view perspective on a 35mm model) is traditionally the lens used to get the distance to your subject about right for desired perspective for portraits (background more compressed, but not too compressed).

But, in close quarters, a 50mm is often a good solution on a DSLR with an APS-C size sensor (since it will appear to be longer on most DSLR models). Personally, I like an even longer lens for a more compressed background. Unfortunately, space limitations can come into the equation, and perhaps you can't control that part. So, just keep perspective problems in mind when shooting.

I'll let members far more experienced than I am comment on the images. I just wanted to point out potential perspective problems from shooting at closer distances if you're not aware of them already.

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stuartmoffat.com wrote:
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thanks ZAK, yeah Im pretty bad for hotspots, I never spend enough time on one shot, I just mess about realy... one day Im gona try and go for a shot I like and work on it properly :P
YEs, please do it, but when you make a shoot properly do include Kelly (green shirt)...... she got the that look-well-enough interesting.......:?
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thanks bloater!!, you have some realy nice shots on your website to, and I realy like your domain name



no problem, looks like we'll have to start a kelly fanclub



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a nice range of shots

they have this fun candid feel about them and i think thats wat makes them so desirable.

I thnk th e lighting is well done consierding your smal space available. as mentioned by other, hot spots are here and there but personally i dont feel they are harsh enough to really hinder the shots. But ofcourse eliminating them would clean them up nicely.

I also see ther is a variet of white balancing over the range of shots. not sure if this is intentional. If not a grey card is excellent for balancing out shots. i have just got one and its great

nice work mate

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I think they're great shots. A lot of personality!
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