Dec 26, 2006

Christy and Raymon

I want to learn to do portrait photography. I need a decent lighting system to start. My daughter had me take photos of her and and my grandson for their Christmas cards. She was satisfied with some of the takes but I know I have a lot to learn. I like the pose but the colors are splotchy.

Christy and Raymon

13 comments:

  1. Photograpy is fun, yet it is so challenging. I think the portrait is great, and I hope that you learn more of the techniques that you think you need. If you want to see an amazing photographer of portraits. go to afotografia (Portugal) on one of my links. She is amazing.

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  2. les portraits en studio, ce n'est pas facile. Je trouve le resultat superbe. Bravo

    the portraits in studio, it is not easy. I find the result superb. Cheer

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  3. Faye, this is a great capture. I love the pose of each of them. Nita

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  4. Beautiful family portrait. I think you did an expert job but do go to the site that Kate recommended. She does the most wonderful portraits, especially babies.

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  5. Thanks for your kind Christmas wishes Faye, I hope you had a wonderful one too.

    The pose here is great, I wouldn't change much to that. Lighting is what I believe you should work on. You'll get there because you are very talented.

    Love your photos of the fog!

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  6. This is a nice photograph, Faye and you haven't given them long nose shadows. If you only have one light, use the 45 rule. 45 degrees up and 45 degrees off to the side. It works every time time.

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  7. am no pro. so cant give constructive comment. All I know is for a beginer this look promising..let's see more trials :)

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  8. I think you have definitely made a good start. Getting the right equipment will help. But I don't have the right equipment for portraits either.

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  9. You captured an essence in each of these two - and that's a wonderful thing.

    Was this your favorite of the portraits?

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  10. You did great here..Very blissful capture! Beautiful

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  11. I love the pose here... you have some very natural instincts with portrait photography! It was nice to read everyone else's comments and tips here, since I too have no studio equipment for shots like this. I think my suggestion would be to move the people a bit further away from the background, I think it would help to blur the backdrop a bit more. I found that out from one of my worst scoring challenge entries :P

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  12. It's a beautiful photo, I would be proud to put that on my Christmas Card.

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