Portraits ;)

posted August 15th, 2012
I took a portrait which I feel reasonably pleased with, and I wanted loads of comments...ahem, no I mean, I wanted to see you's guys portraits too! ;) So here it is and feel free to post your own formal portraits.
(And comment and fav and all that stuff too. he he.)

If you want aforementioned portrait critiquing on the thread then do say when you post it.



posted August 15th, 2012
@chewyteeth Stunning as always Dave. You are certainly an expert at portraits. Feel free to critique mine :)


posted August 15th, 2012
that portrait is great Dave - I struggle to get people to pose ... some point I'll get there
posted August 15th, 2012
@kiwichick that top one is a gorgeous portrait
posted August 15th, 2012
That's a wonderful photo... her skin looks incredible, especially with the flaky metal behind! I love portraits too, here are some of my favs -





posted August 15th, 2012
@shannew Thanks Shanne.
@izzymathie All beautiful shots.
posted August 15th, 2012
posted August 15th, 2012
Like your shot Dave.. It's not something I've too many off really, but here's one I did for an ID pic that I liked

posted August 15th, 2012
@andycoleborn

great one Andy, part of me would have prefered to enjoy the eyes, and patterns, as two elements, without the colour. did you try it in bklack and white? I think I've just got a crush on black and white at the moment, but I reckon her eyes would just stand out more in black and white. great!!
posted August 15th, 2012
@izzymathie

what lens do you use, those are great, you get up so close, it gives them a pretty unique feel and really gives great character to the portraits. ace.
posted August 15th, 2012
It's a bit too dark... But it was my first attempt :)

posted August 15th, 2012
I have to admit that I get envious whenever I see remarkable posed portraits, such as yours and the many examples above, as I never can pull off the confidence to ask a model/sitter to pose the way I want him/her to.
The only ones I can fully explain what I want is from close friends and family, such as my examples below. I'd like to someday shoot a model comfortably though.






posted August 15th, 2012
posted August 15th, 2012
Some really stunning portraits in this thread! I am a landscape photographer, not a portrait guy, but I took this one of my girlfriend that I was quite pleased with:

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posted August 15th, 2012
Guess this is my most "portrait" street shot



But this was my favourite pose

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posted August 15th, 2012
one of my firsts on 365!
posted August 15th, 2012
@asrai Those eyes in your top photo are amazing. They sparkle.
posted August 15th, 2012
BABY BLUES

FIRST BITE OF WATERMELON

BELIEVE

CHIEF KAHUNA
posted August 15th, 2012
I would love some feedback on my portraits. I love to take portraits, but I'm still learning, so your comments and constructive criticism are appreciated.

posted August 15th, 2012
@meagang Beautiful portraits.
posted August 15th, 2012
@shirljess The watermelon photo is too cute! I might have to do that with my little guy - thanks for the inspiration!
posted August 15th, 2012
@skatied I kind of like that one as is----I don't think it's too dark at all! :-)
posted August 15th, 2012
One of my first portraits and still one of my favorites:
posted August 15th, 2012
Feel free to critique mine ^_^

posted August 15th, 2012
@laurenjessopphotography
I'm on my phone now but when I'm on my laptop next ill make some comments.
posted August 15th, 2012
I have only taken 2 portraits so far (both of my grand children) so would welcome any feedback on how I did and how to improve:

The first an ad hoc shot taken with the mobile phone, in the front of a car.. I thought he looked so cool (but then I am biased)



The second a high contrast shot of my very beautiful 3 year old gran daughter

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posted August 15th, 2012
@emmapureangel I would crop the second one in a bit closer, but if you wanted the context of the shot, then it's great. I like the collage too.
posted August 15th, 2012
posted August 15th, 2012
@chewyteeth cheers mate... know what you mean about b&w... I go through phases with it (currently in a colour mode but think that's cos it's summer)..

I did try b&w with this image but it just wasn't working for me so stuck with colour - but yeah, she's got great eyes hasn't she...

Downside is she'd leaving us the end of this week :-(...
posted August 15th, 2012
My first on 365
posted August 16th, 2012
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posted August 16th, 2012
My project is full of portraits





Fairy portrait count lol
posted August 16th, 2012
posted August 16th, 2012
First day of school. Portrait with back pack mandatory. :)



posted August 16th, 2012
I love your portrait. Love taking them too. Hopefully I'll be as proficient as you one day:)

posted August 16th, 2012
Portrait of my wife for the Get Pushed challenge



Self portrait



Stranger's portrait

posted August 16th, 2012
posted August 16th, 2012
I don't have a great deal of portrait experience, mainly because it is so hard to find someone willing to pose... but here are 2 that I did recently:



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posted August 16th, 2012
@laurenjessopphotography Thanks Lauren!!!
posted August 16th, 2012
@chewyteeth Thanks so much! The first was taken with a Panasonic 20mm 1.7f stop, in natural light, the second two with a Canon 50mm and individually set-up lights. Both on a 4/3rds camera which i think changes the perspective of the lens...? How about yours? The smoothness of the skin is incredible!
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posted August 16th, 2012
i've never done any 'formal' portraits but i'm forever taking snaps of the kids in our family. i would always welcome some tips on how to improve!







posted August 16th, 2012
I'd appreciate some critique on these three please, cheers......





posted August 16th, 2012
@chewyteeth my first attempt at a portrait shot...
posted August 16th, 2012
You've seen all mine already, but any excuse for blatant self promotion :)











Etc...etc...etc... :)

posted August 16th, 2012
Actually, I just realised you put formal portrait, so mine don't count. Whoops, sorry.
posted August 16th, 2012


posted August 16th, 2012
Here is one I just posted.

posted August 16th, 2012
Not a formal portrait, but my fav.
posted August 16th, 2012
I love taking peoples pictures so I have been reading and practicing different techniques. Still find it hard to shoot pics in the middle of the day and be happy with the results. Here are a couple of my practises recently


Fellow 365-er
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posted August 16th, 2012
First attempt at getting flare shooting into the sun

posted August 16th, 2012
@laurenjessopphotography @emmapureangel
Love your selfie-collage.
I totally agree with Lauren, the backgrounds a bit war-torn. Maybe crop, or use apature priority on your camera and blur the background.
posted August 16th, 2012
@mummarazzii

great, love the fairy portrait!!
posted August 16th, 2012
@pennymilner
super cute, gorgeous eyes!
posted August 16th, 2012
@jsw0109

Love that second one Jeff.
posted August 16th, 2012
posted August 16th, 2012
@jphotos08

nice natural portraits Jamie, although not a fan of writing on pictures,I especially like the last one, relaxed capture.
posted August 16th, 2012
@izzymathie

whoo thats sounds like some nice equipment. Mine is taken on the Canon f1.8 on my 550D
posted August 16th, 2012
@simon0128

is that top pic Ernest Hemmingway?? great shot.
posted August 16th, 2012
@bluefirebucket

If it had been me Mick I woulda gone with black and white for all of those. the colours aren't special in any of them pics and I think the details in the faces would be brought out in black and white. Maybe darkening the first image too, which is a bit menacing to me, darkening might suit it.
posted August 16th, 2012
@bluefirebucket

did you check out Kevin's, a few posts below yours?
posted August 16th, 2012
@beeblebear

no worries, I was gonna say no kids too, but everyone's posted kids. These are great portraits, some of the best on here Kev.
posted August 16th, 2012
@chewyteeth Thanks for taking the time Dave, much appreciated, I'll give the B&W a go. I follow Kevin so yes I've seen and admired them all before. BTW I'm working all this weekend so will have to dip on the Rivvy trip, hope all goes well, have a good day.
posted August 16th, 2012
@wardie

great shot Paul
posted August 17th, 2012
@chewyteeth Thanks! Still practicing....................
posted August 17th, 2012
posted August 17th, 2012

I wouldn't call this a formal portrait...quite informal actually, but I still love it!
posted August 17th, 2012

This is another shot from the above wedding...I love this woodsy one...what say you?
posted August 17th, 2012
I LOVE portraits!

posted August 17th, 2012
awesome thread, there's some pretty cool ones here.
by far my most popular photo, 25 favs (but who's counting anyways?) sadly it didn't make the PP :(
posted August 17th, 2012
one that I really like
posted August 17th, 2012
I pretty much do people all the time, but I guess there is a difference in actual portraits and more candid 'capture the moment' shots of people.
here's one of those.
posted August 17th, 2012
what's the limit? I'm have tons.........
posted August 17th, 2012
best friend :)
posted August 17th, 2012
selfie
posted August 17th, 2012
LOT'S OF CRITIQUE WELCOME ON ANY SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please :)
posted August 17th, 2012
I Just started a new project 2 weeks ago after completing my first in 2010-2011, and so far these are the portraits I have posted! :)




posted August 17th, 2012
posted August 17th, 2012
@chewyteeth Thanks so much dave
posted August 17th, 2012
@gracej

I ain't gonna critique nuffin. My only criticism of you is you dissapear for days on end. Your portraits of your sis are amongst my fav shots on the 365.
posted August 18th, 2012
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posted August 18th, 2012
This was my first attempt at High-Key.

posted August 18th, 2012
This thread makes me happy.
posted August 18th, 2012
A recent one of my daughter:

posted August 18th, 2012
posted August 20th, 2012
Dave wouldn't mind a critique on this one
posted August 21st, 2012
a couple of my personal faves...of course my fave subject is my incredible daughter!!!

posted August 21st, 2012

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posted August 30th, 2012
From the first wedding I did, this is a friend of mine.

posted August 30th, 2012
Sorry, a kid portrait!! But this is my favorite of my daughter , Lucia.

posted August 30th, 2012
My favorite of my other little girl, Nina Sophia

posted August 30th, 2012
AAAAND last, my husband...I guess this one isn't a formal portrait...but it has a face :-)

Critiques welcome!!! :-)

posted August 30th, 2012
@jreyna
Lovely, I love your monochrome portraits!
posted September 27th, 2012
I would love some feedback (and a chance to brag on my daughter): This was just one of many shots I took on my oldest's 9th birthday "super-model" session. As much as I love it...I only have 5 views and one comment. I was really hoping for more (c; Thanks for any critique, ahead of time.
posted September 27th, 2012
@chewyteeth shameless self promotion act! I like it! lol
posted October 8th, 2012
posted October 8th, 2012
Please excuse me but how do I add here?
posted October 8th, 2012
I would love some comments on my photograph!!!



posted October 8th, 2012
@jreyna Love your portrait, the detail is wonderful!
posted October 8th, 2012
@spainpops
erm, you copy and paste the long code from the side of your picture, so go to the picture you want to post, and below where the information is, and the camera details on the right hand side you will find a bar full of code, just right click it.
posted October 8th, 2012
@chewyteeth thanks Dave I tried that , didn't work I'll try again . Thank you .
posted October 8th, 2012


@spainpops


see where it says like - tweet - share in buttons on the bottom of the right hand panel, you right click and copy the code from that box.
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posted November 13th, 2012


http://365project.org/aprilmilani/out-takes

I took this photo for a photo contest. The theme is orange. I would love to know what you think. The good and the bad.

posted November 13th, 2012
@chewyteeth I think this photo has a very classic look. I love the b&w which gives it mistery. Her eye contact with you is what really draws me in. Great job!!
posted November 14th, 2012
@aprilmilani

Why thankyou April. I'm not really on the site anymore but I love your portrait, really nice, and a more interesting pov. The way the eyes are framed with orange is ace.
posted November 18th, 2012


I think this one is awesome but I'm curious what I can do to improve. I just started trying portraits so any feedback is welcome! I have a couple more in my project but I think it's only about 4.
posted November 19th, 2012








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