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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)

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Recent photo for grads (please critique)

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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #4092 by Jim St Croix
Hi,
Here's a recent photo i shot for a high school graduating pair.
What do you think?Sun is behind them and lower to horizon.


untitled-4665 by jim.stcroix , on Flickr

Any and all critiques welcome.
Last Edit: 3 years 11 months ago by Jim St Croix.

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3 years 11 months ago #4120 by Gregory Cazillo
Looks good, did you use fill flash? Sometimes even if it is 2 stops under just a little can help to brighten up their skin. Don't overdue it though! Other than that maybe a shallower DOF to separate them from the background more.

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3 years 11 months ago #4121 by Jim St Croix
Thanks Greg for the input.
No fill flash, I used a 5-1 with the white panel.
Unfortunately the background was too close behind them to blur properly.

Much appreciated.

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3 years 11 months ago #4140 by Roy van Ommen
Hi!

Well, Greg said it all. Nice image.

By the way, i am a man, so i have to say this..

She has a very, very attracting smile!! She is gorgeous!

Greetings,
Roy

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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #4199 by Erik Ballew
This photo was taken at 1/40th at f13.

You can bump that shutter speed up around 1/150th or even a little more and be able to drop the aperture to around f4 or even f5.6 if you can't get to f4 on your lens at that length, and got some good separation of the background.

It's a good picture, and I'm just explaining how I see things when I'm shooting. These are only my opinion on what could have made the shot a little bit better.
Last Edit: 3 years 11 months ago by Erik Ballew.

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3 years 11 months ago #4211 by Jim St Croix
Hi,
Thanks for the input. The f13 unfortunately was a hold out from a group photo done earlier. As soon as you mentioned it ,the light bulb went on in my head, and the aha moment happened.I needed the extra depth of field to ensure everyone in the group was in focus.I didn't open it back up when i did this.I'm gonna have to note that one in my notepad as a reminder when going from group to couples.Doh.

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