First portrait session - Scared I was!

Started Aug 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
barri Contributing Member • Posts: 865
decent attempt, but

Did it work? You tell me. I want to improve

On the positive side: you got a good model there, and a decent camera.

But otherwise it's not that great of a portrait.
here a few things to improve:

  • look for a better background. Either something interesting, a pattern, etc. or just something creamy and out-of-focus. also, open your aperture all the way.

  • It looks like you used straight on-camera flash. Don't do that. Use it off-camera, e.g. 45° to the left.

check out for some inspiration.

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