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Old Aug 15, 2011, 12:47 PM   #1
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From our second senior shoot with my niece. I think this is the best from the shoot so we'll start here.



35mm focal length
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1/400
ISO-200

Tell me where I can do better: Composition, processing, focus, everything.

Or better yet, edit it and show me.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 5:55 PM   #2
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G'day dads41

Okay mate - may I offer you my 2-bob's worth [an olde aussie saying]
You have a beautiful girl here with some excellent facial makup applied

Your camera location is 'sort-of-okay' tho it does tend to emphasise her forehead ...
and the flash-on-camera makes the facial makup 'shine'

I suggest you experiment with a small square of kleenix-type tissue [maybe 2" wide x 3" long] sticky taped top & bottom of the camera's flash gun to form a sort of 'bubble' covering the flash, so that the flash now fires into the tissue 'bubble' and this "softly" lights up the face
You may need to modify the flash +/- controls to get best exposure once the tissue 'soaks up' a bit of light

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Old Aug 15, 2011, 7:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for stopping in Ozzie!

The flash was actually off-camera, through an umbrella at about 1/2 power and triggered with Cactus V4s. It was probably held too close to her though I would guess based on your feedback. I can see that shine now.

Thanks again for the great feedback.
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Old Aug 15, 2011, 9:49 PM   #4
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I see what Phil is saying, but I don't think it's too much shine... Your DOF is spot on! And I like the angle of view. And yes, you have quite a beautiful niece.

What's a "senior shoot"?
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Thanks Jeannie, a Senior photo shoot.
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I can't get used to the angle. Pic is nice, girl is pretty, but the angle is confusing to me.
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I hear you Ordo. But the subject and family requested such. I guess the kids "dig it".
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Thanks Jeannie, a Senior photo shoot.
LOL okay... High school seniors?
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I have the same question - "what's a senior?" Come to that, what is a "junior"?
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12th grade in school here in the US = Senior. Junior = 11th.
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