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Old 01-10-2011, 08:52 AM
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So the light points towards her or does the umbrella? Cause I had the umbrella facing her.
The light should point away from her & the umbrella bounces back the light onto her.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:13 AM
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The light should point away from her & the umbrella bounces back the light onto her.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:05 PM
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The light should point away from her & the umbrella bounces back the light onto her.
Like I said the umbrella was facing towards her.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:18 PM
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Like I said the umbrella was facing towards her.
Look at the pic you posted. There's the light, then the umbrella, then her.

It needs to face the other way.

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Ok here are a few of the photos I took of Whitney. I need feed back. I'm getting my own studio and I want to go into business for myself. I'll take constructive criticism. Cause I want to learn from my mistakes. Give me what you got.....


One of me the photographer and model.



Look at the light. It is facing backwards. You ask for help yet you refuse to accept any.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:38 PM
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The correct way..

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Old 01-10-2011, 01:56 PM
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^^ That's a good 4 light setup. ^^
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:58 PM
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Like I said the umbrella was facing towards her.
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Look at the pic you posted. There's the light, then the umbrella, then her.

It needs to face the other way.

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Look at the light. It is facing backwards. You ask for help yet you refuse to accept any.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:01 PM
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just look at the pics, but photoschool might be a good starting point to learn basics and then start a business
http://www.ehow.com/video_2280254_ov...oto-shoot.html
maybe this could help on lighting issues
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:16 PM
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Your camera is not a professional grade camera and the lens you are using is not the correct one for this application.. You need a good fast prime lens for portrait type work, you have a plastic zoom kit lens.

You also need a professional camera body, the one you are shooting with is entry level.

Your pics...
The lighting is poor, none of your pictures are sharp, they all look very washed out. I'm gonna say you probably shouldn't quit your day job.

You need a LOT of practice. Those pics are far from any sort of professional quality and you would be wasting both time and money opening a shop.

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Old 01-11-2011, 12:08 PM
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Your camera is not a professional grade camera and the lens you are using is not the correct one for this application.. You need a good fast prime lens for portrait type work, you have a plastic zoom kit lens.

You also need a professional camera body, the one you are shooting with is entry level.

Your pics...
The lighting is poor, none of your pictures are sharp, they all look very washed out. I'm gonna say you probably shouldn't quit your day job.

You need a LOT of practice. Those pics are far from any sort of professional quality and you would be wasting both time and money opening a shop.

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Tough love, but accurate IMHO. You need to develop the skill before you open a business selling the skill, if you open a business you don't have the luxury of learning on the job. Once you're open for business you have one opportunity to establish your reputation, you should hold off and continue practicing until you've reached a level of professional quality.

I'm not even going to get into the economics of what is involved with opening a business, keeping it afloat, and why it's essential that you can start impressing customers right off the bat.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:38 PM
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Your camera is not a professional grade camera and the lens you are using is not the correct one for this application.. You need a good fast prime lens for portrait type work, you have a plastic zoom kit lens.

You also need a professional camera body, the one you are shooting with is entry level.

Your pics...
The lighting is poor, none of your pictures are sharp, they all look very washed out. I'm gonna say you probably shouldn't quit your day job.

You need a LOT of practice. Those pics are far from any sort of professional quality and you would be wasting both time and money opening a shop.

Sorry!

So a Cannon Rebel xt EOS 350 is not a professional grade camera? And my 18-55mm lens is plastic ? I know I need a lot of practice which is why I want criticism on my photos so I can go back next time and redo the pic better. I'm not opening a real photo studio. Maybe I should explain myself. I want a little building with a backdrop and lights so I will have somewhere to practice to get better. Not to make money. Atleast not right now.
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Old 01-11-2011, 12:46 PM
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A Canon Mark II would be a good one to use if you want to shoot portraits & stay with Canon.

For the lens I would suggest the Canon 85mm f1.2 L
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:54 PM
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Tough love, but accurate IMHO. You need to develop the skill before you open a business selling the skill, if you open a business you don't have the luxury of learning on the job. Once you're open for business you have one opportunity to establish your reputation, you should hold off and continue practicing until you've reached a level of professional quality.

I'm not even going to get into the economics of what is involved with opening a business, keeping it afloat, and why it's essential that you can start impressing customers right off the bat.
Not to mention the high competition you will have from established photographers in our area.


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So a Cannon Rebel xt EOS 350 is not a professional grade camera? And my 18-55mm lens is plastic ? I know I need a lot of practice which is why I want criticism on my photos so I can go back next time and redo the pic better. I'm not opening a real photo studio. Maybe I should explain myself. I want a little building with a backdrop and lights so I will have somewhere to practice to get better. Not to make money. Atleast not right now.
Do it for a hobby for awhile and see how you find yourself progressing. Perform a Google search for a 3 light studio kit which can be had for around $300 or so. Set up in an empty spare bedroom if you have it. This is similar to what I did in the early 70's. I still recommend the books and background paper I mentioned earlier.
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So a Cannon Rebel xt EOS 350 is not a professional grade camera? And my 18-55mm lens is plastic ? I know I need a lot of practice which is why I want criticism on my photos so I can go back next time and redo the pic better. I'm not opening a real photo studio. Maybe I should explain myself. I want a little building with a backdrop and lights so I will have somewhere to practice to get better. Not to make money. Atleast not right now.
Your camera is an entry level consumer camera, and an outdated one at that (I'm not baggin on it, I'm just sayin)

The lens it came with, the 18-55, is just a cheapy kit lens and is not designed for any serious photography... Don't get me wrong, it's great for practicing and taking shots of whatever, and you can even get some great results with it if you really get to know what you're doing. It's not something you could show up with to a venue you were being paid to photograph

Someone mentioned an 85mm 1.2... That would be a pretty fast lens, and from what I hear it's even very sharp wide open, but it'll cost ya 2 grand. I'm certain there's other lenses options that are cheaper and you just have to read.

Hit up kenrockwell.com or a similar site.. he has reviews about many cameras (although he is biased towards nikon in the slr department) But as suggested before just read read read read.

Next time you post some photos, post your settings for each one along with them so we can get a better feel for what you've done. Also are you using a speedlight?

Enough for now.. good luck my man.. practice up!
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