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Senior portraits: Becca
Posted By: maxwell1295, 06-07-2009, 07:51 AM

This was an impromptu senior session that I did with my daughter Rebecca. I have been meaning to do a session with her before she graduated, but schedules and her being sick for a while got in the way. We were out yesterday looking for a place to have lunch. Since I had the camera in the car, I decided to make a quick detour so we could stop and take a few pics.

It was midday and there was a really bright overhead sun......definitely not the best of conditions to shoot in. I only had one lens with me, but happened to have a few flashes in the car. I threw one on the hotshoe for some fill since the sun was so bright.

All of these were shot with K20D, DA*16-50, and Sunpak flash on the hotshoe. Everything was shot in full manual except the two closeups (1 and 7), which were shot in Av mode with natural light. I used a foamboard reflector for fill in the last one.

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06-07-2009, 07:58 AM   #2
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Well done Alan!!!
06-07-2009, 08:00 AM   #3
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you have a beautiful daughter. just lovely. I cant even put into words how much I adore the last photo. just sublime. very well done.
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The last one stands out for me, the foamboard must have done the trick, lighting looks good, also looks very sharp. I think the reason why I like it better than the first one is that there is more light in and around the eyes, the eyes being so important especially in a closeup.

5 and 6 are certainly unusual for senior portraits with the machinery, so pluss for originality there, I like the post processing in these, works very well.

I think the pose in #3 would have made a more interesting closeup. #4 doesnt work so well for me as I find it not flattering for the model, I find in general shooting from below and up is not such a good idea.

06-07-2009, 10:31 AM   #5
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Alan...

Way to save the best for last...

It was a very fun series until that last one. Then...BEAUTIFUL!

Wow, I need some of that magic foam board. That is a stunning shot of a beautiful young woman. You must be a very proud father.

And I love the pure joy in the second one...
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Very nice, and unlike a lot of senior photos, she actually seems to be having fun. #3 is really the only one I don't like for whatever reason, but I can't put my finger on why. Conversely, #2 and #7 are my favorites.
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Lovely series Alan. 2 And 3 are such joyfull pictures.
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Thanks for the replies. This was definitely a fun set to shoot. You should've seen my wife yelling at us when I told her to jump up on the tractor. I also like the last one best. She already put #2 on her Facebook page.

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great job she will be happy
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Thanks, Pat. She was thrilled. I've taken tons of photos of her, but she really likes these a lot.
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The last was is wonderful. It always shows ture tallent when you can "work with what you have" to get the best of the situation. Great shots!
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Missed this thread until just now. Awesome job, Alan! They're all great, but for me #2 is a spectacular shot.
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You definite got the groove for this. Great diversity of styles.
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That's a great set Alan, well done adapting to the conditions. You did her proud.
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Nice work. Really like 1,2 and the last especially.

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