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 Post subject: Indoor party Portrait
PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:06 pm 
ok... I guess this is the appropriate section :)

Took this picture of my girlfriend and her nephew during his 1st birthday party. The lighting was horrible(no lights on at all, cloudy outside) I had to use fill light and some exposure adjustments in lightroom to bring it back, I usually wouldn't "over-process" this much... looking for CC. Thanks!

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Focal Length 55 mm
ISO Speed 800

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:33 am 
alright well first of all she is a good looking gal and the baby is cute too
(: so cheers on that

however, the photo to me doesn't look like anything special although it does give off a warm vibe which tells me you chose a safe temp.

I am not entirely sure what you are going for here though
was this shot set up and wanted critiquing on?
or was this just a candid you liked and wanted to share?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:28 am 

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A good start, but I think the fan and the guy in back are distracting.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:44 am 
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I guess from what your saying is that you'd like a CC on your post-processing... I don't see any PP, which is a good thing. So thumbs up on that.

As far as the picture goes, and again, I'm not sure if you're looking for suggestions on that, I'd give it a title of "Nice candid"... nothing to hang on a wall, but something to keep for memory sake and get your aunt to say "that's a nice picture"

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:20 pm 
Thanks for the responses guys.

Your right guys, I was just looking for some input on the PP. I don't really like grain in color photos, but found it impossible to aviod in processing this. Just wondering if it was too much! The picture itself is just another "party picture". :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:47 am 
The background is very distracting, think of you had shot against a plain wall it'd be more of a portrait. It just looks like a general, albeit lovely, shot as is. Try again with them posed on a chair maybe. Both very photogenic and definitely worth doing a proper shoot of. Get them close to a window for some nice strong natural light. You won't need to push the iso up so much.

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