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    The 3 Amigos

    The 3 Amigos
    Hi Nikonites, first time poster here. Shooting a D7100 with a Nikkor 50mm 1.4D

    Question: I'm thinking of joining the ranks of paid photographers, have only done it for free/fun and I think I can do it, would like to hear from some good photogrpahers ( just like everyone here on Nikonites ) about wether or not you think these could make the cut. So, what do you think of my submissions below?

    I would like to start off with The 3 Amigos.

    Your feedback is welcome! If you have any questions or suggestions, I will appreciate them! Thank you

    The 3 Amigos-dsc_2809x1024.jpg The 3 Amigos-dsc_2891x1024.jpgThe 3 Amigos-dsc_2939x1024.jpg


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    EXIF: Photo A (big boy)

    Model - NIKON D7100
    DateTime - 2017:07:12 17:35:37
    ExposureTime - 1/2000 seconds
    FNumber - 1.40
    ExposureProgram - Manual control
    ISO Setting - 100
    ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
    FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 75 mm
    Lens - Nikkor 50mm 1.4D
    Image Quality - RAW
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    EXIF: Photo B (little girl)

    Model - NIKON D7100
    DateTime - 2017:07:20 15:40:57
    ExposureTime - 1/125 seconds
    FNumber - 1.40
    ExposureProgram - Manual control
    ISO Setting - 100
    ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
    FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 75 mm
    Lens - Nikkor 50mm 1.4D
    Image Quality - RAW
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    EXIF: Photo C (little boy)

    Model - NIKON D7100
    DateTime - 2017:07:20 15:44:53
    ExposureTime - 1/100 seconds
    FNumber - 1.40
    ExposureProgram - Manual control
    ISO Setting - 100
    ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
    FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 75 mm
    Lens - Nikkor 50mm 1.4D
    Image Quality - RAW
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    • #2
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      Re: The 3 Amigos

      Pictures aren't showing.
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      Re: The 3 Amigos

      No images but hello and welcome anyway...............................
      • Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is. ...Ansel Adams

    • #4
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      Re: The 3 Amigos

      I could see them in the post while I was not logged in, I don't know, I guess it's a case of Noobie-Nitis....

      I deleted the images and re-attached. Hope that works!

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      Re: The 3 Amigos

      Welcome!

    • #6
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      Re: The 3 Amigos

      Thank you!

    • #7
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      Re: The 3 Amigos

      Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
      We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

      They look pretty good at this small, low res internet size. What do they look like on say on 8x10 or 11x14 print? That would be the real acid test. Also, the backgrounds do not make them look like professional portraits. Finally the facel expression on the last print is off for a professional portrait.
      Brent Harritt: Poway, CA: D7200, D200, D70, F100: Tokina 12-24mm, Nikon 18-200mm, Sigma 150-600mm, Nikon 18-70mm, Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8, Nikon 50 f1.8, Nikon 80-200mm f2.8, Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro

    • #8
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      Re: The 3 Amigos

      Thanks Bikerbrent

      For the backgrounds, these weren't taken with a professional backdrop, just in the kitchen. For the facial expression, yeah no smile. The 6 month old boy just wasn't laughing, what do you do in situations like that? Sometimes it's difficult to get babies to laugh/smile. Try getting 2 or3 in the same shot, all looking towards you, and with a smile, for infants it's easier to win the lottery, right? Perhaps he was tired, and needs to come back to the studio (kitchen) another day after his nap...

      Any suggestions for making a professional portrait without a proper backdrop? Would love you ideas please.

      Thanks again for your honest input, it's very nice that you took the time to write. Have a nice day Sir!

    • #9
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      Re: The 3 Amigos

      Overall, I like the three images. I do feel that the lighting is a little flat, I don't get a sense of dimension for the facial features with the current lighting.

      Using lighting could also allow better control over the background, as you can kill off the ambient lighting to turn the background completely black, if need be.

      Finally, howdy and welcome to Nikonites!!!

    • #10
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      Re: The 3 Amigos

      Hi RocketCowboy,

      You're right on! I was thinking there wasn't much depth in the facial features... until you said it's the lighting, I didn't realize what the problem was. Thanks for pointing that out!

      Excited to be here
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