school assignment : Portrait. CC please

Started Dec 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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accw Contributing Member • Posts: 555
school assignment : Portrait. CC please

Hi all,

My daughter got a school assignment to get 2 portraitpictures of herself.

Both pictures had to be shoot upfront (enface) but with two different expressions: one with a happy expression and second with a sad expression.

While having some studioflash gear and with the newly acquired lightmeter, I thought this would be a nice challenge for me to get her decent on screen.

Though the pictures shot, will be sufficient for the assignment, I still want some critics to get better results next time.

One thing I already spotted is a bit too harsh shadow. I tried to get some fill light with a reflector but was unable to get the required results. Aftr that I setup another flash with umbrella (on her right side) which helped a lot, but the pictures were not that great (difficult to smile and cry on demand Another thing is the not complete white background...:-(

Please help me outhere, How do I get more pro-look or what should I do next time to improve results?

Thanx in advance

happy face

so sad

Hope the picture look more sharp in full format....?

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