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Robert Nix
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One of my favorites from my first maternity shoot   Aug312013_0040-e-lr.jpg
« on: Sep 9th, 2013, 1:26pm »

Hey, guys - I'm about to be a new member of Portranet, and I'm really excited to learn how to take some awesome photos!  I'm amazed at the beautiful lighting in the photos from students of Portranet!
 
Well, this was one image from my first maternity shoot about 2 weeks ago, and I think this one was my favorite from the whole batch.  My wife actually found the silhouette idea on Pinterest, and I took one of mom and dad as silhouettes, but this one I really liked better - to me it was more powerful (I love her pose, her head-tilt, the hair falling down).  I know it's a cheap way of not lighting the photo!  But I do like it - and once I'm a student, I really want to get lighting down!!!
 
Anyway, what do you think?  Thanks, and looking forward to becoming a member!!!
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 10th, 2013, 9:54pm »

I think this is really beautiful.  I might have asked her to remove the watch since it seems a little distracting.  I might also think about removing (on the computer) the bush behind her.  Also maybe smooth out or remove some of the bumps in her pants.
 
And I'm trying to visualize it, but I wonder what it would have looked like if you had put her directly in front of the sun instead of having the sun in front of her.  (Shoot it both ways and see...maybe you did already and this one works best...I'm just wondering out loud.)
 
Or maybe better yet...sometimes the sky is nicest for using as a backdrop just AFTER the sun has set...the colors sometimes get deeper and redder just after sunset.
 
But enough with all that nit-picking.  It's really very nice, I like!
 
I joined a little over a year ago, have learned a ton.  Ron pours a lot into helping his students go from PWC portraits to pro portraits.  I've had many of my family and friends comment on how much my work has improved since joining PortraNET.  Feels good to be able to (know how to) do nice work.  Still much to improve on and get consistency with, but man what a great find it was for me to stumble upon PortraNET and decide to join.
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