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Seppo
02-24-2012, 04:11 PM
So I've been trying to do a lot of different photography. Either sports, or architecture, or just people. I'm not sure how well the photos of the people are, but I'm hoping you guys will surely help me. So let me know what you think!

Also I'm aware the links are of Facebook and it makes them look bad. But it's all I had to manage with at the moment, so forgive me.

Here's some from a photoshoot I did with a friend:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=213672218668450&set=a.213671758668496.48559.210495245652814&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=213672338668438&set=a.213671758668496.48559.210495245652814&type=3&permPage=1

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=213673115335027&set=a.213671758668496.48559.210495245652814&type=3&permPage=1

Here's some I got from E3 2011. I was a bit limited on what I could have them do, obviously. So I had to make due with what I had.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=210510622317943&set=a.210510212317984.47726.210495245652814&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=210512202317785&set=a.210510212317984.47726.210495245652814&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=210509145651424&set=a.210508908984781.47725.210495245652814&type=3&theater

Feel free to look at any of the other albums too, if you'd like. Much appreciated, guys!

brucer007
02-25-2012, 06:58 PM
Why did you feel you were a bit limited on what you could have them do? Better directing can make better photos for you and for them.

Your first set of 3 images does tell me a story of someone being alone to think about something serious. The grey locations and his black clothing keep the tone serious and unhappy. I like that he never looks at the camera. That is a more advanced approach, in my opinion. I find most newer photographers have their model look at the lens. I also appreciate that you placed your model away from the center frame, creating more interesting compositions. You also effectively used available light, without adding obtrusive flash or reflectors, giving a very natural and flattering result.

Your Con photos seem more point and shoot style.

The background of the male soldier seems random to me. The letters near his eyes distract, as do the red ribbons. You did, however, capture some good lighting on him.

The female soldier outside has a more interesting, less distracting background. You framed her well, and you got low with your camera, which added dramatics to her, making her look more powerful, and it also place her head against a clean sky background. The concrete and the buildings make for a nice visual for the character, but the people walking behind her take away from it. You can select an angle or location with no people, especially if you time it right. You capture her in character...Nice!

The ipad shot is very busy and confusing. The out of focus people in the distance have the most light, which brings my eyes there, rather than to the ipad screen. A closer lens framing would help. Zoom in or walk closer to fill the frame with the Ipad, or make the ipad brighter somehow. Maybe direct the person to turn the ipad to your camera a bit.