Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Loretta Portraits

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Johannesburg,South Africa
    Posts
    530
    Real Name
    Tobias Weber

    Loretta Portraits

    Loretta Portraits
    3 by Tobias Weber, on Flickr

    Loretta Portraits
    2 by Tobias Weber, on Flickr

    Loretta Portraits
    1 by Tobias Weber, on Flickr

  2. #2
    Moderator Donald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Glenfarg, Scotland
    Posts
    20,237
    Real Name
    Just add 'MacKenzie'

    Re: Loretta Portraits

    Tobias

    The people/portrait photographers will be able to make much more constructive comments than I am capable of, but my first impression was that we see a very strong shadow just behind the young woman in each of the images, suggesting one very strong light (flash) on camera.

    I think that's one of the things we have to avoid whenever we do portraiture.

    Have you studied the series of workshops that Colin devised and that you can access from here. You may find them very helpful.

  3. #3
    jiro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Manila, Philippines
    Posts
    3,804
    Real Name
    Willie or Jiro is fine by me.

    Re: Loretta Portraits

    I have read some very good books about portraiture so I'll try to share some comments (though I am not portrait photographer. ).

    1. Your subject is too close to the back wall creating that dreaded shadow. If you will bring her closer to the camera and away from the back wall, that shadow will taper nicely to the background and won't be that noticeable.

    2. nice subject (beautiful, actually) but the pose are a little bit awkward.

    3. I am not so sure about her skin tone. She seems to be a bit dark for a Caucasian girl. The texture of her skin is also a bit harsh or grainy. I don't think it helps considering her age and the effect that you want to achieve.

    4. Her mood seems to be a bit lonely or sad so I might suggest using a darker background for that.

    Hope this helps (though I am not really sure if I am helping at all.)

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Johannesburg,South Africa
    Posts
    530
    Real Name
    Tobias Weber

    Re: Loretta Portraits

    Thanks for the tips guys I know they are grainy and thats cos I had to use a pretty high ISO because the light in the room was truly horrible and it wasn't a set up shoot, I was a bit bored and my girlfriend said she try out some poses for me and these are the results

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •