Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

My Boy

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

Alex is now 9 months. Am still trying to achieve a sublime Portrait of him. But I guess am still a little off. But am sure the introduction of a 50mm equivalent on my V1 will help me on that front.

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:My Boy
Username:wenzu78 wenzu78
Uploaded:11 Oct 2012 - 9:29 PM
Tags:

Comments

alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 1164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 11:29 AM

There's potential in this but I think you need to be more in control of lighting to get a better portrait.

Now, let me state from the outset that I have no portraits in my portfolio at all, but from what I remember, this would have looked better with diffused lighting, and taken with a much more plain background behind the baby.

Also, do you have off-camera flash guns? If so, use them to send diffuse-lighting on the baby's face as it will make the skin look softer, and the shadows wouldn't be as harsh as they are here. Of course, you need a soft-box in front of the flash, or a DIY diffuser so that the light source would be larger in comparison to the subject (hence getting nicer shadows).

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

wenzu78
wenzu78  2 Malta
25 Oct 2012 - 11:47 AM

Hey Alistair,

Nice to hear from you once again. Thank you for dropping by.

Yea regarding this pic, what I did fail to mention though is that I absolutely had no control on either light nor location.. that's what you get when you don't plan ahead I guess.

But having said that I also try and keep Alex at ease as possible. The natural look is what I crave. Light and settings for the time being come second.

In reply to whether am in a club or not, I have to sadly add 'no' for the time being.

My love towards photography was ignited a while back but have absolutely no formal tuition as yet.

I currently own a NIKON V1, and planning to get myself 55mm equivalent on 2.7 crop factor.

Cheers mate

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 1164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 1:15 PM

If you love photography, I can recommend the course I took myself - it's really useful.

As regards control over lighting, in the above image I'm not sure if you could have maybe closed the curtain a bit, particularly if it was made of light fabric that was translucent enough to let in some diffuse light, you'd get a better result, though you'd need a higher ISO, wider aperture or slower shutter speed (all whilst keeping in mind their negative repurcussions) to get the same exposure (without using flash).

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
9 Nov 2012 - 5:51 AM

What a beautiful boy - those eyes !! A hunk like his dad Smile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.