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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


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Hi all,

Here's a few shots from a recent senior portrait session in a nearby park. One note: There is only one smile in this group, and that's because they're my choices from the pics she and her mom chose. I tend to be drawn to the shots without a smile, and my clients like them as well. Every time I shot one like this, I always shoot again with a smile, with her cracking up, etc.

Comments always welcome.

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Jul 23, 2017 at 09:35 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


Nice shots... 1 and 2 are the best in the series. The natural light is very balanced. I think 5 and 6 could have used a diffusion panel/reflector to balance the scene.

All in all... nice job.
Hatch



Jul 23, 2017 at 11:49 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


I like how you have her perfectly centered in #1.

Different facial expressions in this set. Make sure the expressions you are getting match what you/your client will be happy with. I like a good mix, and often prefer the smiles over the pensive look.



Jul 24, 2017 at 12:24 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


Like the first. Don't care for the foreshortened legs in the second. Shoulder makes her look really tubby in the last.


Jul 24, 2017 at 12:46 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


#1 is money. What lens did you use for that shot? I love the bokeh.

All in all, it's a solid set and I'm sure she'll be happy with these. Only nit is she has a similar expression in 4-6. Was she more difficult to relax behind the lens? Besides that, your processing has been on point the last couple sets I've seen. Keep it up!



Jul 24, 2017 at 01:11 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session



Thanks, everyone. A few of you have already mentioned the expressions. As I wrote in the OP, I always shoot this expression, then smiles, laughter. I am always cracking up my seniors, never have to ask for a smile.

But when I post for myself, I do post this expression. It's the look I like best. I occasionally allow smiles in, such as with No. 1. My client's parents surprisingly go for a larger number of these looks, but they're of course balanced with smiles and laughter shots.



Jul 24, 2017 at 02:23 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


michaelglenn wrote:
#1 is money. What lens did you use for that shot? I love the bokeh.

All in all, it's a solid set and I'm sure she'll be happy with these. Only nit is she has a similar expression in 4-6. Was she more difficult to relax behind the lens? Besides that, your processing has been on point the last couple sets I've seen. Keep it up!


Thanks, Michael! That shot was with my Nikon 85mm f/1.4 G lens shot at f/1.4. I love shooting wide open with that lens. As for the shots in 4-6, actually in every setup I shoot, I have shots of my subjects with smiles and laughter as well. We pretty much go through the gamut of expressions with every setup, but I favor this look.



Jul 24, 2017 at 02:25 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


hatch1921 wrote:
Nice shots... 1 and 2 are the best in the series. The natural light is very balanced. I think 5 and 6 could have used a diffusion panel/reflector to balance the scene.

All in all... nice job.
Hatch


Thanks Hatch! 5 and 6 were shot and edited intentionally for a high-key look I know not everyone will like it.



Jul 24, 2017 at 02:26 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


Another great set Ron. #1 is my favorite as well. I really like the wide angle of #2 and both the high key shots.

Marty



Jul 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


Mar73 wrote:
Another great set Ron. #1 is my favorite as well. I really like the wide angle of #2 and both the high key shots.

Marty


Thanks, Marty! Really appreciate it!



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


Ahhh #1 for me, nothing quite like a pretty young lady with a smile. I don't know her so the following opinion may not be valid but her non-smiles look forced or strained, like she's holding her lips closed with effort (like pre-teens do to hide braces). Regardless, they're all very well done... Mike


Jul 25, 2017 at 01:40 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


another great series, another vote --- you are on a roll!

Charles



Jul 25, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


THanks, Mike and Charles!



Jul 27, 2017 at 03:31 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


Ron, nice shots. I like the first one the best. I'm not much for the look on the last 2 but that's just me. By the way where is that tree in number 4?


Jul 28, 2017 at 03:21 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


JohnKS wrote:
Ron, nice shots. I like the first one the best. I'm not much for the look on the last 2 but that's just me. By the way where is that tree in number 4?


Thanks, John!

This is all shot at Veterans Acres Park in Crystal Lake.



Jul 28, 2017 at 02:03 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


All beautiful. 1 and 4 favorites.


Jul 29, 2017 at 01:24 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


Speedliner wrote:
All beautiful. 1 and 4 favorites.


Thanks so much!



Jul 30, 2017 at 02:11 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


Not dogging you, but she kind of looks pasted into the image to me. Not saying she is, but that's the effect I'm seeing in the first 3 shots.


Aug 05, 2017 at 04:31 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


amci4 wrote:
Not dogging you, but she kind of looks pasted into the image to me. Not saying she is, but that's the effect I'm seeing in the first 3 shots.


No worries. That's actually the look I was going for, so you're complimenting me.



Aug 05, 2017 at 07:11 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Maddy Senior Portrait Session


she looks much better when she smiles.
totally different person without the smile.
#1 is the best



Aug 07, 2017 at 11:49 AM
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