1st time doing portraits

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by GeBathan, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. GeBathan

    GeBathan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 11, 2012
    Los Angeles CA
    Had to help a friend's daughter with some portrait shots, I had no idea what to do so I started asking friends and started looking at the threads here on what and how to do it.
    Hopefully I did good and I just want to share what ended up as a first timers shoot :biggrin:
    comments are very welcome!
    EM5 + P25 & O45

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  2. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    You did a good job, I'm sure she will be happy with them. Is there a reason you did mostly black and white?
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  3. GeBathan

    GeBathan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 11, 2012
    Los Angeles CA
    haha i have no idea, I just like the outcome of the B&W. Should I go color? I can ask her about these options anyways,and also its free of charge lol
  4. MuzMc

    MuzMc Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 6, 2012
    B and W is always great but the colours from the OMD and the PL25 are amazing as well
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  5. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    Really nice set of portraits. The only real thing I think you could improve them by is getting a little more light on her face in a couple shots. A cheap reflector would work well or maybe if you have a little fill in flash turned down low. You might even just be able to fix it in whatever photo editing program you are by adjusting the shadows. Anyways that is just me being nit picky, the photos looks great.
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  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    You've faired much better than I did on my first time! :thumbup:
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  7. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    These days I prefer PL25 for portraits over O45.
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