My Favorite! B&W Photography!!

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    Lynn
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    I never realized how hard it is to have A wide tonal range 馃槸 or should I say I never paid attention to the tonal range when shooting black and white before! I have learned so much so far! I gave it my best! :mrgreen:

    #19913
    Duncan Rawlinson
    Keymaster

    Hey Lynnie,

    nice shots, i’ll get back to you on these tomorrow.

    thanks!

    #19914
    Duncan Rawlinson
    Keymaster

    I’m going to try to do this one quite succinctly. I hate to admit this but I’m completely exhausted today so I don’t have as much energy as I normally do. I hope you understand.

    Your absolutely correct. A wide tonal range is quite difficult to shoot properly.

    In these two lovely portraits you’ve got somewhat of a high tonal range.

    As always with these assignments there is no right or wrong answer. Just do your best and improve your photography. These are two of your strongest images yet. Of course there are a few things for me to help with on these:

    Photo 1 The pregnant lady and her husband.

    [attachment=1:2dq6cdub]pregnant.jpg[/attachment:2dq6cdub]

    1: Crooked
    This is a lovely image but don’t forget your basics! There is the equivalent of a horizon line in this photograph in the form of the line on the back wall. Normal people (non geeky photographer types) may not consciously see this but it will feel somewhat off. You could just lower your camera a bit and crop that off in camera. Alternatively you can use it to your advantage and shoot what’s known as a dutch angle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_angle

    2: Clutter
    You could shoot this without this element entirely to make for a cleaner frame.

    3: Heart!
    Not sure if this was intentional or not but this heart is lovely!!

    4: Extra clothes
    Don’t worry about cheating and pulling things like this out of the frame. This will slim the model quite a bit (if that’s what they want)

    next photo:

    This is a nice portrait but it felt odd to me at first.

    It took me a minute or two to recognize what it was but this particular pose reminds of of a snowman. There are three circles in this frame.

    See here:
    [attachment=0:2dq6cdub]snowwoman.jpg[/attachment:2dq6cdub]

    See the three circles (item 3)

    Item 1:
    The catch light is very nice. Well done here.

    Item 2:
    The hair looks lovely as well! So good on ya!

    Item 3:
    The previously three circles that make this photo look more snowwomanlike to me than anything.

    Maybe I’m just tired but I think another pose would have been better.

    Thanks for your patience with me on this one.

    btw, If you want to read more about this there are some good portrait posing tips here:
    http://www.digital-slr-photography-tips.com/portrait-poses.html

    #19915
    Lynn
    Participant

    Thanks for the site below! I love taking black and white photos and also portraits… I think this will be my new signature:

    Love your camera. Love yourself. Love your photos.

    I can totally relate to being exhausted! I work full time, have 2 young children, husband, and just over having strept throat… you are only human!!! Hope you feel better as the day goes on! 馃檪

    Oh and the heart, that was my idea and intentional! 馃槈 thanks again for your critique! I’m getting sad that my class lessons are coming to an end….

    #19916
    Duncan Rawlinson
    Keymaster

    Excellent! 馃榾

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