Dufo
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Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Tue Jun 25, 2002 4:58 am

These are the pics that I made for my good friend Ursa yesterday.
Critics/opinions please..

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Regards,
Jernej
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dc863
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Tue Jun 25, 2002 9:38 am

You should do some shots with a Sepia tone. Your color shots are very nice. Is your friend Finnish or Swedish? Good work Jernej.
 
SophieMaltese
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Tue Jun 25, 2002 9:47 am

Nice pics. They are really natural looking. I think #3 is really good.
 
D L X
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Tue Jun 25, 2002 10:03 am

Jernej! Fill Flash!!  Smile Even in daylight, fill flash can be used to wipe out some of the dark areas on her face.

What kind of lens are you using? Is it a zoom lens? I've been told that portraits are their most flattering when using a focal length of 80mm, but modelling shots routinely use much longer lengths.

Also, you may want to do a little cropping to get rid of some of the distractions in the background. Some of your shots will be damn near perfect after this.

On the whole, with my amateur eyes, I think your shots are very nice. Especially numbes 4, 10, and 12.

I can reccommend a site that will give you some good comments on your pics. Go to www.usefilm.com . They'll let you upload one pic a day, or 3 if you donate money. It's a very good site, and the criticism is useful. Also, there are plenty of great pictures there to get ideas from. Enjoy!

Again, good job on these pics!
 
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Tue Jun 25, 2002 10:08 am

Actually, I took a look at #3 again. Is Ursa a small girl? The composition of the shot emphasizes her being small against a very large environment. If that's not what you meant, crop away!  Smile
 
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Tue Jun 25, 2002 10:49 am

a little less background (the bkgrnd is nice, but she was not a big part of the entire pictures),..cropping could help

Josh
 
Dufo
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Tue Jun 25, 2002 9:59 pm

Too bad that my server is offline again..
I used 28-70 and 70-200 zoom lens for these pics (with kodak elite 100 slide film).

Dc863: she is neither of that, we're both Slovene.
D L X: I'll try it with fill-in flash next time, this 6PM lighting was just great

Thanks for your comments, I'm always learning  Big grin

Jernej
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:17 am

Jernej,

if you take more pics using our suggestions, do post them! i think your work is quite close to being very remarkable, with these minor improvements.

Also, don't forget that fill flash won't work as well if you are zooming in on your subject from far away.


Oh, and if she's "just your friend," you need to change that.  Smile
 
speedbird092
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 2:15 am

too many harsh shadows, distracting background is in focus (on some pics), photos need some cropping, consider using a diffusion filter or put the subject a little out of focus

Cheers,
and keep shooting  Smile

 
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 2:24 am

Good pics. What camera are you using?
 
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 4:47 am

Who scanned these pics for you?

What slide scanner are you using.

JET
 
Dufo
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 5:11 am

Camera used was Eos-3.
I scanned the slides with Nikon Coolscan III scanner (LS-30).

Jernej
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 5:35 am

Whoa. That's a serious scanner!
 
Pilothica737
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RE: Portrait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 5:49 am

Excellent pictures!! I am a model ( not like a big shot or anything ) and I ma have a few suggestions as far as poses, and film goes. First poses! Way to go on the poses! I think though on a few, she looked a bit tense, as though she was trying too hard to pose. This is a comon mistake, that may novice models make... I've been there. You might want to try black and white film for a very dramatic outcome. Almost all of my photoshoots are done in black and white. I just am not a fan of color for my personal pics. Are you a professional? Just wondering.
Jacqueline
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Dufo
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 6:02 am

Hi Jacqueline,

she was indeed a little bit tense as this was her first such 'session'. She called me a day before and asked me if I could take some pictures of her (I'm somehow known for these qualities among my friends).

I'm strictly an amateur self-learner and has always been. But you never know..
Thanks for comments!

Jernej
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 8:00 am

Hey Jernej,

were you planning on posting some of your stuff to usefilm.com? If you do, I'd like to check out your portfolio. And I think you really will enjoy some of the comments there.
 
Dufo
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 8:07 am

D L X,

I just signed on under the username Dufo. Thanks for this link!
Some interesting photos will be posted there..

Jernej
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 8:17 am

Also, try www.photo.net, I've had some good critique from the users there. Only problem is (I think) the photos are compressed, I'm not sure though.

As for these pictures, I'm not a proffesional on portrait pics, but I'd say that a)If you are going to use natural light, try and make sure that you don't get this light/dark side affect. If you are close enough, you can use a fill flash, but remember that using focal lengths of above 80mm and your flash isn't going to be as useful, and if it can reach the tones will be quite harsh.

B & W is an opinion, I guess. If you want a moody picture, that has alot more feel to it, then you should use B & W slide film. However, you have good use of DOF here, and some nice (if sometimes 'forced') poses. Very good for a couple of first attempts!! I look forward to seeing more.

If you find Jason Milligan, I am pretty sure he can help you as he has had experience in this type of photography (he has stunning models too!!!). I forget what username he uses though  Sad.

Regards

Dan
 
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RE: Portait Pics - Your Opinions

Wed Jun 26, 2002 8:49 am

Jernej, see how fast you got critique?  Smile Isn't that a great site?

As for www.photo.net, I've had little success there at all. I've posted quite a few pics there, and requested critique explicitly on some without a single comment.

My (fledgling) portfolios:

http://www.usefilm.com/showport.php?uid=11229
http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=212976

I think you're much better than I am. (yet.)

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