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    Informal Portrait (Part V)

    I am just learning informal portraits. So any assistance the CiC members can give me will be greatly appreciated.
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    Bruce

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    Re: Informal Portrait (Part V)

    Hi Bruce,

    A very lovely lady.

    Overall , I think it's alright. Did you use onboard flash. If so, maybe tone it down.

    What I do to minimize my wife's double-chin is to shoot higher than her , at the same time ask her to jut her chin out a lil bit. Also, ask her to wear a dark shirt/blouse/dress so the viewer sort of looks at her face first .

    Your background is spot on, just like the CIC portrait tutorials by Colin.

    Hope this helps.



    ( btw, can you please give some info like your photos exif. thanks )

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    Re: Informal Portrait (Part V)

    Quote Originally Posted by nimitzbenedicto View Post
    Hi Bruce,

    A very lovely lady.

    Overall , I think it's alright. Did you use onboard flash. If so, maybe tone it down.

    What I do to minimize my wife's double-chin is to shoot higher than her , at the same time ask her to jut her chin out a lil bit. Also, ask her to wear a dark shirt/blouse/dress so the viewer sort of looks at her face first .

    Your background is spot on, just like the CIC portrait tutorials by Colin.

    Hope this helps.



    ( btw, can you please give some info like your photos exif. thanks )
    Victor, thanks for viewing/commenting. I did use fill flash, and just before I read your post I decreased the exposure in LR.
    Aperture f5.6
    SS 1/80
    ISO 200
    Focal length 38mm

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    Re: Informal Portrait (Part V)

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    Re: Informal Portrait (Part V)

    Hi Bruce,

    I think a crop just below the shoulders would look nice. I'm not the best cropper but when I moved your photo around it seem to work well.

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    Re: Informal Portrait (Part V)

    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Hi Bruce,

    I think a crop just below the shoulders would look nice. I'm not the best cropper but when I moved your photo around it seem to work well.
    Christina, thank you for viewing, and commenting.


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    Re: Informal Portrait (Part V)

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    Christina, followed your suggestion.

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    Re: Informal Portrait (Part V)

    Hi Bruce,

    I like this crop better because it focuses more attention on your lovely wife... Perhaps softer lighting, too.
    I hope someone else will comment as I don't know enough about portraiture to be more helpful. I commented simply because your comments have been helpful to me.

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    Re: Informal Portrait (Part V)

    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Hi Bruce,

    I like this crop better because it focuses more attention on your lovely wife... Perhaps softer lighting, too.
    I hope someone else will comment as I don't know enough about portraiture to be more helpful. I commented simply because your comments have been helpful to me.
    Christina, thank you for your kind comments. To set the record straight, this is not my wife. My lovely model is a fellow church member who was kind enough to pose for me.
    I used an on camera flash that was diffused.
    The session was not ideal since I shot 10 shots of her in a hurry hand held. So the IQ suffered.

    Bruce

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