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    Twins....again!

    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.

    Twins....again!

    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.
    Twins....again!

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    Kay,
    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.

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    All of these kids have been framed!!

    Great shots.

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    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...

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    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.

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    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.

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    Re: Twins....again!

    Quote Originally Posted by wilgk View Post
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    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.

    How did you shoot this; i.e. lighting?

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    Yeah Donald, I did notice she avoided that same question in post #2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    Yeah Donald, I did notice she avoided that same question in post #2.
    Oops sorry, I had 1 of the Mum's holding a monopod with 430 speedlight through a wee portable softbox - stage right.
    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

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