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My son is going into the 4th grade and instead of traditional "back-to-school" portraits we wanted to do something with more of that hard... (show more)
Exif Data
  • Canon EOS 6D
  • EF35mm f/2
  • f/2
  • 35mm
  • 1/2500 seconds
  • 100

Q&A Discussions

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  1. A
    David Hill

    Assignment Passed! Nice one! I can see that you have used flash but its not that ‘obvious’ so well done! Dave

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  2. B
    David Hill

    May have asked your son to do something else with his hands i.e. cross his arms perhaps just to get his hands from behind the ladies head. Dave

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    David Hill

    Background is a little ‘busy’. Is it logical to assume that this is his school? I wonder if you used that nice red wall as a backdrop to any of your shots……I would have used it as you would end up with a clean but still ‘street’ feel to it. Dave

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  4. B
    Patrick McKenna

    I’ll definitely have him try different things next time. I’ve honestly only been shooting for a little over 4 months, so I find myself trying to remember different poses that I’ve learned from here.

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      David Hill

      You’re doing really well for just 4 months in!! One of the most common things I see revolves around hand placement as most of use simply dont know what to do with them when we are having our pictures taken! You will have to guide your subjects and ‘show them’ by doing it yourself! Dave

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  5. C
    Patrick McKenna

    This location is actually in downtown Concord, NC and no where near his school. It is a tad bit busy, but we did use that red brick wall! Maybe in the way you described, but we were happy with how they came out.

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      David Hill

      This is cool and I much prefer it over the other shot! It just goes to show something that I have learnt that ‘less if often more’ in photography. Remember to avoid crops at ‘joints’ i.e. your sons knee. I might also have seen what the shot looked like with them standing a few feet away from the wall too just to blur some of that texture? But its cool as is! Nice one! Dave

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  6. C
    Patrick McKenna

    My apologies, …”not in the way you described.” And this location was run and gun, we just saw and tried it out. Thanks again for all your positive feedback!

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  7. D
    Lauchlan Toal

    I love it. Such a surreal look, really aided by the lines of the parking lot. It’s almost gone so far into the absurd to be considered artistic – a parody of reality. I’m really struggling to give advice here, because while you might be able to get a stronger (traditional) shot you’d lose the bizarre yet amazing look you’ve created here. Maybe a square composition, with a little more room on the right might work, but really I have no clue. Sometimes everything in a shot just works together in an indescribable way. Nice work.

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