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Senior Portraits
Posted By: walro, 09-16-2009, 06:35 PM

Took some senior portraits the other day. It was a first for me, so I'd like some C&C since I'm always looking for how I can improve. All these were taken with the DA* 50-135, except for the last one which my husband (rondec) took with the DA* 16-50.

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09-16-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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There might be some sharpening artifacts in some of these. I'm still pretty new at post-processing and didn't realize that when you do photos for web you don't sharpen until after you've downsized. My husband says intentional lens flare is a photographic fad, the current equivalent of selective colorization. So if fads aren't your thing, you can overlook the lens flare portrait.
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These are nice candids - a couple out of focus, but otherwise good.
The 50-135 is certainly quite a performer - the first 2 bring that out.
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The second shot is the best. I really like the first shot but for a senior port you might want him to go with a smiling shot.

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I clicked on your thread fully expecting pictures of some old people.
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There are a lot of senior shots displayed on fred miranda, these are of the same style, I don't think they look like candid's. In my humble opinion i think they are gr8
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Which ones does he like? very moody in the non smiling ones, well captured
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Haven't talked to him yet, but he picked #2 for facebook profile. :-) His mom was impressed.

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

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Ash, I think what you're seeing as out of focus is actually camera shake and pixelization. The ones that I sharpened more look a lot worse. :-( It was getting dark toward the end, and I wasn't watching my shutter speeds closely enough. Oh well, good learning experience!
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They look quite proffessional and nice in the first set, the second set doesnt seem to have the same punch and crispness especially the face, could just be the PP I dont know, but the poses and composition is good
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