Quick Portrait C&C

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Worsl, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Worsl

    Worsl
    [OP]
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Halifax/Truro, N.S
    Well first time I tried using my flash with any kind of portrait. It was on camera and just super quick while my friend Kristen and I were hanging out. Simply bounced it off the ceiling. Thoughts? Anything will help.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. mcgraths

    Timestopper

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Quispamsis, NB
    A great first experiment I'd say. It actually doesn't look a whole lot like a ceiling bounce either.

    I can't really suggest anything to do different other than maybe the background (would be sweet if it was all blue), but I understand this was a quick setup and you were probably just testing things out.
     
  3. Jay McNeil

    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ns
    I like it.. maybe a bit bigger DOF, her chin area seems out of focus
     
  4. Worsl

    Worsl
    [OP]
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Halifax/Truro, N.S
    My ceiling is slanted at awkward angles, maybe that's why?

    Yeah I see what ya mean Jay, f/1.8 isn't necessary I guess with having the flash.
     
  5. N / A

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    Messages:
    4,700
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Halifax
    shes got cool eyes
     
  6. Worsl

    Worsl
    [OP]
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Halifax/Truro, N.S
    She has amazing eyes. I usually up the clarity with a brush around the eyes but hardly touched them at all this time.
     
  7. nb132

    Drunk Batman hates you

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2003
    Messages:
    28,903
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Tha 36 Chambers
    i don't mind the narrow dof at all on portraits usually as long as the eyes are razor sharp. the crop of her head and placement in the frame feels a little awkward, and i don't think the angle the stuff in the background is on helps that. wouldn't take long to clean up in photoshop...
     
  8. Worsl

    Worsl
    [OP]
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2008
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Halifax/Truro, N.S
    The stuff on the wall is just some posters in my room. When you say photoshop, do you mean photoshop the posters out or maybe a different crop? I'd like to see how you would crop it? I haven't figured out what is most flattering for a portrait.
     

Share This Page