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23rd October 2011, 10:43 PM
On my learning curve along the Portrait Path, I have conscripted my children & their friends, then my friends children and finally I have got to nieces & nephews of my friends as 'pretend real clients'.
As they are still just for fun & practice, but they are for people whom I have never met.
The irony is, in the 2 groups I have done in the past few months, both included a set of twins!
Mr Kelby training video says stick a note on the back of the camera with the child's name.... tricky when there is 2 & they look very much alike
The Boys here are the twins, the Girl & Boy are their cousins.
oops on chopping the frame off at the top, but it looks ok when I made a square collage of 4 different expressions of these 2 on a white background.
24th October 2011, 12:53 AM
I like both photos. They are fun portraits.
The dark areas of the faces in he second one are a little darker them I prefer, but this is a matter of taste. I think the compositions are good and the lighting does well to separate the subjects from the background - what kind of lighting modifiers were you using?
Thanks for posting.
24th October 2011, 02:35 AM
All of these kids have been framed!!
24th October 2011, 04:07 AM
Kay, very nice and imaginative shots. I like #1 the best because there is no sky in the beackground of the kids. Somehow, it just works better that way for me.
I might just steal that idea for sometime in the future. Of course, I wouldn't post the results on CiC, that would be crass...
24th October 2011, 05:46 AM
Hi Kay (go Cats),
I like the idea here but I do not really like the background. I find the tree trunk a real distraction in #1. It seems to be in the middle of the frame and divides it in half.
24th October 2011, 09:45 PM
Thank you Gentlemen for your words of encouragement & feedback.
Good suggestions all & more things to practice/remember for next time.
& yes Peter we were a wee bit excited on the AFL win - were in Qld at the time though not at the game.
BC finishes up this Friday, so I'll let you know how he goes.
24th October 2011, 09:51 PM
It's the depth of colour achieved in the background that really struck me. It's wonderful. I think it's about the clarity of the light.
Originally Posted by wilgk
How did you shoot this; i.e. lighting?
25th October 2011, 01:54 AM
Yeah Donald, I did notice she avoided that same question in post #2.
25th October 2011, 05:32 AM
Oops sorry, I had 1 of the Mum's holding a monopod with 430 speedlight through a wee portable softbox - stage right.
Originally Posted by speedneeder
I had them in that spot in the garden trying for some backlight through the trees, but that put them in with the tree trunk, which was not so good. I should have thought of giving the other Mum or 1 of the Dads a reflector as a fill light stage left. Either that or the main light more from the front. More practice