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Rivkah Leah Gelb I love backlighting, but find it so hard to edit. I expose in between... (show more)

Spencer Johnson Headshots 101: 3.10 Directing Into the expression — I didn’t... (show more)

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Spencer Johnson Thanks again!

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james fentress backlit daylight portrait

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Matthew Saville Hi James,I think you've got a lot of potential for a beautiful portrait here, however the settings are causing quite a bit of blur that I think could have... (show more)

Tishawn Webb This image was shot on an overcast day on my porch, so the ISO was kinda... (show more)

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Matthew Saville Absolutely nailed it. Great expression, great focus, nice action in the shot, and impressive bokeh! Perfect skin tones, too, well-processed!

Tishawn Webb One shot focus with my 3 month old.

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Matthew Saville Nailed focus, well done! Keep shooting and try out various tricks for getting them to smile, haha. I know it's not easy! ;-)

Viviana Cardenas Using the Kodak Portra 800 + Rich Colors. I made a few adjustments to... (show more)

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Ryan Longnecker I'd warm it up by about 25% and give it a 2x3 crop wide with the bottom of the crop just being below their hands

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Crystal Youhana General cc on this portrait. Thank you for your time :)

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Jackie King This is very very cute!! i would have used a different angle tho... Maybe make the heart more visible. That is just my opinion:)

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Angela Ferdig My submission of dramatic light with flash. It’s becoming my... (show more)

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Crystal Youhana Angela, I would have to agree that the lighting here is beautiful. I would only suggest maybe a slight adjustment to the framing. It feels distracting to see... (show more)

Tishawn Webb Image using spot metering. My youngest has darker skin so the camera... (show more)

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Guil Schotte I think your exposure is exactly right. Metering only gets you an approximation of 'average' exposure, as the sensor assumes that the point of metering is... (show more)

Latisha Willis His beard presented a challenge for me. Should I have used a wider crop?... (show more)

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Alexandra Martinez Hi Latisha, I think it is a very nice portrait. I would not be concerned about the jaw line as it is not visible anyway. I would consider an additional... (show more)

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Matthew Saville Hi James,I'm not sure how this qualifies as mixed lighting, is there a light source bouncing off of something on the left and shining on them?I wish the... (show more)

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Matthew Saville Very solid portrait, and if it is backlit I think you did a very good job of illuminating their faces with whatever lighting you were using! The shot looks... (show more)

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