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First Post - My wife and I
« on: November 10, 2013, 08:42:43 PM »
Hello to all! This is my first post in this forum. I am fairly new to photography but very eager to learn to gain experience and one of the best ways to do that is to learn from others. These are some recent photos of my wife and I please feel free to provide C&C as you see fit. Thanks for looking!

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First Post - My wife and I
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 08:50:07 PM »
Hello juga

Welcome to cr  :)

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 09:03:00 PM »
Thanks Click!

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 09:09:38 PM »
Welcome!  The shots look good, I'm curious to see what suggestions you get about them.


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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 09:19:34 PM »
Hi, Welcome.

The only very very very slight critique I would offer is the lack of fill flash.

Not needed for exposure here, just a small burst of flash, even at -3 or more EV, would have given your eyes a catchlight.  Just a fleck of light in your eyes, they really bring portraits to life and help the viewer engage, especially as you and your wife both have dark iris.


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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 09:24:44 PM »
Hi, Welcome.

The only very very very slight critique I would offer is the lack of fill flash.

Not needed for exposure here, just a small burst of flash, even at -3 or more EV, would have given your eyes a catchlight.  Just a fleck of light in your eyes, they really bring portraits to life and help the viewer engage, especially as you and your wife both have dark iris.

Thanks, I usually do use my flash. Unfortunately didn't have it with me...it was really spontaneous.

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2013, 09:52:10 PM »
Welcome!

My .02 would be that the first 2 shots are very uncomfortably posed photos with very forced expressions, "say cheese!"

And the third, the focus is on your elbow. So, I'm looking at your elbow.

These are minor things and obviously tough when you are doing "selfies" (as the kids say now).
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2013, 10:12:58 PM »
Welcome!

My .02 would be that the first 2 shots are very uncomfortably posed photos with very forced expressions, "say cheese!"

And the third, the focus is on your elbow. So, I'm looking at your elbow.

These are minor things and obviously tough when you are doing "selfies" (as the kids say now).

Yeah I was using the wifi on my 6D for these so 'selfy'-ish. Also I did manual focus and noticed the focus was off on the last one.

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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2013, 10:12:58 PM »