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I recently decided to try my hand at portrait and model photographing. Invested in some lighting gear and am really sorry I didnt sooner! bri7synyster is my model. We both

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Old 05-29-2012, 07:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently decided to try my hand at portrait and model photographing. Invested in some lighting gear and am really sorry I didnt sooner! bri7synyster is my model. We both need some constructive criticisms on the composure of the shots, modeling techniques, etc. This was our first shoot together.







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Old 05-29-2012, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I thought you were only posting a few, silly goose. :*
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Nice.

Check out Alvin Nguyen Photography on the web and Facebook.

He's a young guy that I "met" on my350z. He has hit the fashion world and skyrocketed. He does some amazing stuff and is very open to questions.

Alvin Nguyen

http://www.facebook.com/AlvinNguyenPhotography

Not sure where you're from, but he's originally from Seattle.
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My only critique is that they aren't nudes. And by nudes I mean you, Jay.

Seriously, they look good to me. I think there are some tweaks you can do to make the lighting more appealing but I'll leave that to the more experienced guys to critique. I'm really just getting started in taking some serious photos myself.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Awe thats so sweet steve! Lol

I'm gonna check out alvins work when I get home from work later. Thanks, I appreciate the reference!
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Only critique I have is this photo

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Not a fan of the pose, sort of an awkward angle.

But everything else looks great.
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Only critique I have is this photo

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Not a fan of the pose, sort of an awkward angle.

But everything else looks great.
I agree. I was kinda pissed that he posted it. I hate my profile. Lol
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I agree. I was kinda pissed that he posted it. I hate my profile. Lol
Well, if he had hired an attractive model, it might not have been an issue.

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Oh I can wait to see her reaction to that!!
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Oh I can wait to see her reaction to that!!
You should put her behind the camera for a shoot.

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You should put her behind the camera for a shoot.

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steve's right, the lighting is a little off, but more experienced photographers can comment. esp this one i think can be brightened in the foreground with a separate light source (the background is a bit overexposed for my liking too):
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my least favorite is this one:
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the odd angle and the lighting throw me completely off, like my eyes are drifting to the lower left because i just feel like everything should be falling off a cliff at that angle. i think there's some experimentation to be had in portrait photography, but sometimes the basic frames go the farthest.

overall though, pretty good.
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steve's right, the lighting is a little off, but more experienced photographers can comment. esp this one i think can be brightened in the foreground with a separate light source (the background is a bit overexposed for my liking too):
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my least favorite is this one:
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the odd angle and the lighting throw me completely off, like my eyes are drifting to the lower left because i just feel like everything should be falling off a cliff at that angle. i think there's some experimentation to be had in portrait photography, but sometimes the basic frames go the farthest.

overall though, pretty good.
Yeah, you are exactly right about both. The first has lighting issues, and the second you are dead on, looks like everything is falling off a cliff. I should leave the crooked angles for the car!

I need more time behind the camera with portraits, but for my first time out, especially with new equipment, Im pretty confident I can only get better from here.
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You should put her behind the camera for a shoot.

She wants to. Ill have to put my cool shades on...



And maybe only the shades!
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