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Portraiture

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by Geren, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I like 1 and 4 very much.
     
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  2. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mike. I haven't got that much in the house that I can use as a backdrop, not sure whether a plain darker background might be better?
     
  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Probably, or white. But it works well in 1 for me.
     
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  4. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    No. The first one works well with the purples continuing between your wife? and the backdrop.
     
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  5. AdrianSadlier

    AdrianSadlier Well-Known Member

    I took some more photos of Merryn in the garden today.

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    Merryn by Adrian Sadlier, on Flickr

    She needed an excuse to "practice" her makeup and I needed some portrait practice too!
     
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  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Think it's lovely. Levels are a bit low, did you intend that?

    I don't know how it affects the aspect ratio and / or eye position, but I'd probably try it with all the necklace in. Just seems to be a chance to echo rings in her nose and shape of the glasses.

    Some tiny dust spots on the glasses could come out.
     
  7. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    Hi Adrian.
    I think that's great, I like that the reflection in the glasses are the only hint that it is outside.
    Can I ask what the weather was doing, hazy, sunny? And whereabouts she was positioned, if you don't mind sharing that is.
    Thanks
     
  8. AdrianSadlier

    AdrianSadlier Well-Known Member

    Thanks RM. I think it would but she is very self conscious so I have to grab what I can, quickly. As she gets more used to having a camera on her, and liking the results,she will let me take more and spend more time on it.

    The sun was in/out of a cloud and the trees were throwing dappled light on her face. So we went under the trees and used a gold reflector to throw some light on her face.
     
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  9. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    There are pale patches above the left eyebrow as we look (towards the hair line) that I find very distracting and quite odd. Don't know if it's a skin blemish a make up fault or some other issue. If it were mine I'd want them gone.

    Sorry
    MickLL

    Ah - just read your post above - maybe it's dappled light. I'd still want it gone!!
     
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  10. Skyehammer

    Skyehammer Well-Known Member

    Becky W..jpg
     
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  11. Skyehammer

    Skyehammer Well-Known Member

    not a portrait as such , more of a snap of my Daughter , Becky on her Wedding Day .
     
  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    What portrait skin smoothing did you use? I find it a wee bit plastic/androidish. She's a lovely girl and I'm sure she doesn't need adjusting.
     
  13. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

  14. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    2020-07-06_11_54_31.jpg Snap of our new boss for our newsletter.
     
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  15. AdrianSadlier

    AdrianSadlier Well-Known Member

    All I did was reduce the clarity in LR. Her skin is smooth anyway and she had on a lot of make-up. I thinks the change in tones is more a reslt of dappled light than anything else.
     
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  16. Skyehammer

    Skyehammer Well-Known Member

    Thank you , Catriona , very kind of you - she asked me to take a few photographs of the wedding as there wasn't enough money for an official wedding photographer after paying for the venue , food & drink etc - It was one of those lucky shots if I'm being truthful - I'm never going to pretend to be something I'm not with my old D7000 and battered 16-85mm - it's all about getting out and having a bit of fun for me , I'm never going to reach the high standards of a lot of you on here - as Clint Eastwood once said ' A Man's Gotta Know His Limitations ' . :)
     
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  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Don't put yourself down. Whatever the camera, it's seeing the shot that matters - always.
     
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  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    ap blunt waiting.jpg
     
  19. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  20. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

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