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10-19-2014, 07:39 PM   #1
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Photo shoot experiments
Lens: Ricoh Rikenon P-50mm f/2 Camera: Pentax K5 Photo Location: Janesville, WI ISO: 80 Aperture: F2 

There are too many photos for me to upload on here, but I am curious to know what you guys think.
I was playing around with this shoot, and just having a little fun with different things. Here is the link to my album on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.872060809485661.1073741845.474534199238326&type=1

Let me know what you guys think, good bad, mediocre, should I just quit now, etc, haha.
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10-19-2014, 07:49 PM   #2
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A few random comments. One good rule to follow is never cut a person off at the neck, waist, knees and ankles. And many of those shots have about half the frame of empty dead space above the gals head. That's too much. You don't have to use the camera's 3:2 aspect in portrait orientation. In fact, for portrait orientation, a 4:5 aspect is rather nice and often much better, IMHO. And avoid things sticking out of the person's head in the background such as cables, poles, posts, etc if you can.
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I get what you're saying about the aspect ratio, but at the same time I don't! Haha, could you elaborate on that a little more?

I have never really shot a person before so, this was mostly new to me.
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Aspect ration is the width to the height. A ratio of 4 to 5 is the same ratio as a piece of 8x10 paper. That should be a standard option when selecting the cropping tool in, say, your RAW editor.

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Never noticed that... I'll have to look for it next time I open Camera Raw
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I see what you mean, it looks a lot better. I think what I might do, is just batch process them, and set up an automation to crop them all to 4:5 ratio.
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