Senior girl for cc please

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Senior girl for cc please

I had an absolute BLAST on this photoshoot. She was fun and was willing to do anything! Here's a few for cc. I used my 50mm, 1.8 as always. Please cc these. I am excited b/c we had fun, but now it's time for me to learn where I went wrong....

1. f/3.2, ISO-800, 1/320

2. could have lowered ISO here- 800, 1/2000, f/3.2
I see a bit of halo-ing here.. anything else?

3. f/3.2, ISO-800, 1/250

4. f/2.5, ISO-800, 1/800
I feel like her skintone isn't correct here. What would you do about the cleavage? Any way to fix that in PSE?

5. f/3.2, ISO-400, 1/1000

6. I KNOW I should have upped my ss here, but is it too soft?? Frustration has gotten the best of me here....
f/3.2, ISO-800, 1/320

7. Last one...
f/3.2, ISO-800, 1/400

I know there are a lot there, but please feel free to cc what you have time for! Thanks ladies!

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I'm so glad you posted these for CC because I love looking at and learning from other people's photos, too!

I feel silly giving cc when my photos are soooooooo bad, but I'll give it a shot. I think these look improved from the last ones you posted!

I think 1 and 5 are my favorites...I like 6, but it does seem softer than the rest.

2 is cute - I really like the set up, suitcase...good theme shot for a senior girl, I think..."going places"

In 4, I like the pose and the cleavage doesn't bother me, but I think her hair might have grabbed the focus?

The posing seems awkward to me in 3. Would have just preferred her hands on the wall beside her...

I like these!

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These came out great!! I really, really love them!!

Here is my CC, for what it's worth:

1. LOVE!! My absolute favorite!!

2. She seems kinda bright, especially in the white of her tank? But that could be me.

3. This pose doesn't do anything for me, but it looks great overall!

4. I don't like that both her eyes aren't in focus. Also, I cleaned up some cleavage just by using the healing tool in Gimp on a very well-endowed BFing mama in some pics, once. But they were kinda far away and it blended with the shadows nicely. I don't know if that will work here.

5. So cute!! Looks like it needs straightened a bit?

6. I don't think it's too soft at all! So cute!

7. Beautiful!

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Awesome job, Sadie!! The girl is gorgous and glad she was a willing subject!!

1. Love the angle, love the focus, love the conversion. Definately my fav!
2. I see the halo and she seems soft to me. Have you put a layer of blur on here? On second look it may be that focus was locked on the plane of her leg not her face.
3. Focus looks like it was locked on her wrist/bracelet. Not too fond of the pose. Seems a bit awkward.
4. VERY nice pose and look. I would have closed down my ap bit more. Her front eye is in focus, but the back eye is not. I think if you had gone to 3.2 or closed even a bit more it would have been a wider focal plane. The clevage isn't bothering me, I didn't notice until I read your comment. But, it may be noticable to the 'other' gender Smile
5. Too cute! Love the glasses and books. The colors of the quilt are nice too. Just looks like focus is still a bit off here. Maybe work on the glare on the glasses?
6. I'm really sorry to say that this one does nothing for me. Love the idea, but this photo just looks like a snap vs. a shot. Maybe it's the crop or how her face is partially covered by her arm. But, I do love her expression and location.
7. Pretty Smile

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Does this one look better? I found one that was in better focus on #4. Thanks so much for all the cc so far! I love getting other eyes to check it out!

Ugh...still soft! RAHHH!

Is this one better than the other??

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yeah, the eyes are still soft but better. Just seems like the DOF is too shallow.

Love the pose of the new one you posted! Did you soften her skin? Her face seems a bit too smooth to me.

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Ya, she wants it smooth. Her skin was hard to smooth, it was like if I did a low opacity- it wouldn't do anything. I had to up it to about 45 for it to make a difference....

btw...I don't sharpen for web. I see the other one on my laptop, and it's decent. Who knows...

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I REALLY like the very last one you've posted!

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Why, oh why, can't I have eyes like hers!?!?

I love the creativity of this shoot. The shots are all different but go together well as a series.

#1 is a great shot. I love how the lines on the wall draw you in toward her face. You've got some nice range of shades on the conversion, too.
#2 Very cute! The slightly soft focus on her face is lovely. I like the composition and the yellow background. Although your ISO was high, I can't see any noise on this computer. I'm notorious for forgetting to lower my ISO. I should pull out my mom's old suitcase to use in shoots....
#3 Cute, but focus is a little too soft. I'd prefer a more natural pose (like #7).
#4 Skin tone doesn't look bad on my computer, except that it's a little cooler/lighter than in #1. You might darken her hand a bit as it's lighter than her face. Her left eye is in focus but the right eye is a little soft. You might try masking and sharpening it a bit. The cleavage doesn't bother me at all; she looks feminine but not overly sexy.
#5 Cute and humorous. A solid-color quilt would have been less distracting, though.
#6 I'd like to see her more to the left of the photo, with the water drops not cut off. Also, I wish her eye weren't covered. Nonetheless, it's a cute, playful shot.
#7 I love the soft shadows on her face and the reflective mood of this shot! The textures of her dress, the rocks, and the greenery are very nice, too. Her left hand and legs seem a little light.

All in all, a really nice shoot. I'd be thrilled if I were her!

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Sadie, they look gorgeous! I agree her skin looks too soft in some, and in #2, 4, and 6 the focus is soft. But I would still be thrilled with this set!

The water shot is a cool idea but I am not a fan of the comp....maybe if she was lined up to the left and her arm wasn't in the way.

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You did a Great Job to me... I really like #1

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wow i really love these i think you did amazing!! there are a couple that look a little soft but it doesnt even bother me because they are so wonderful and creative