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    The Rhythm of life

    Hi everyone, i'm only starting out in portrait photography and would love to hear your (c&c) on the following photos. I have a nikon 3100 slr camera. The photos were shot with natural light with a home made reflector.The Rhythm of lifeThe Rhythm of lifeThe Rhythm of life
    Thanks sandra

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    Re: The Rhythm of life

    # 3 really appeals to me, for some reason. Not so # 2. Just my personal take.
    I'm no portrait expert, so I leave comments regarding technique etc. to more experienced members.

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    Thanks for your comment kris, have had other people say the same thing about #2

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    Re: The Rhythm of life

    I really love the spinning umbrella #2. Great Idea! Also #1 is a great pose, but the image appears a bit soft and I would like to see the lighting a bit more dramatic.

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    Re: The Rhythm of life

    As I often say, I'm no portraitist, so my analysis is not based on a knowledge of the challenges of portraiture or the solutions to those.

    I'm not sure if it's the lighting on the first one seems a little flat. Somehow I think it needs a 'lift'.

    The second one is a great idea and I love how you've arranged it in the frame.

    But it's the third one that really grabs my attention. Categories don't really matter, but I think of this more a documentary/story-telling photography than portraiture, although that is indeed what it is. Either way, it's strong image, with a good range of tone and texture

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    Re: The Rhythm of life

    Is there a story behind #3? I keep coming back to this photo...Might be a candidate for the monochrome mini competition.

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    Re: The Rhythm of life

    Hi Sandra,

    I think all three show promise, but as others have said, the issue is balance of lighting; either on the subject, or between the subject and the background.

    Can't wait for the next bunch,

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    Afraid not kris they were all friends and family who posed for me for a class exhibition

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    Re: The Rhythm of life

    Thanks for all you comments everyone it has given me something to work on.

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    Re: The Rhythm of life

    Quote Originally Posted by sanphotography View Post
    Afraid not kris they were all friends and family who posed for me for a class exhibition
    Well, he makes for a very good model!

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