Please help me choose a portfolio pic for university! (portraits)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by brendanryder, May 26, 2010.

  1. brendanryder macrumors 6502a

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    So i need to pick one or maybe two people pictures to use in a portfolio for University. im looking for some help in deciding which 2 are the best, so if you could rank the top 2 pictures and state why, that would help, ALOT :)

    Thanks!!

    (im leaning towards number 5 and either number 7 or 8 right now...)


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    laying on tracks, and #2 look pretty good. They are the same model, so I wouldn't use both. Maybe toss in the boxer one too.
     
  4. Stratification macrumors regular

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    I'm liking 5,6, and 7. I know this is an ongoing debate too, but you really ought to drop the middle of the picture logos, really distracting in trying to evaluate these. I like Scott Kelby's take on it.
     
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    I like # 5 with the model on the tracks!!!!!! Very nice DOF .......
     
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    agreed. but i'm not a photography expert.
     
  10. brendanryder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhh shoot. I should of known that water mark was gonna show. I have it preset that way for my sports pictures so kids/familia couldn't copy then and the settings transfered over but the water mark takes 10-20 minutes to appear so I didn't catch it right away. Sorry about that.
    Thanks for all of your inpul everyone! It's greatly appreciated.
     
  11. RHVC59 macrumors 6502

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    I like # 1 and 5. they seem to tell more of a story, and the boxer shows your ability to work with lighting.
     
  12. toxic macrumors 68000

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    you should put numbers next to the pictures instead of making us count....

    1 is pretty nice and seems to have a story behind it.
    2-4 have distracting shadows and the posing is lacking
    5 is ok, I think it's a bit boring. still has a bit of a distracting shadow from the hair
    6 is ok, I like it better than 5
    7 and 8 I think are the best. they show you know how to control light, not just ratios and keeping track of shadows but also the mood and overall "look"
    9 is ok, might be more interesting if she had a better pose
     
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    I like 5, 6 and 8 (tracks, loading zone and boxer.)
     
  15. brendanryder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks everyone for your input! i cant seem to get the watermark to come off and i dont wanna reupload them so its just gonna have to stay...

    but i have chosen to do number 5,7, and 9. (sorry for forgetting to add numbers so you didnt have to count :S )
    But thats the Railroad one with her sitting on the track, The one of him sitting in the loading dock, and the boxing one!

    thanks again for all your help everyone!
     
  16. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    Cool. Those are the same ones I picked, but aren't they #5, #6 and #8?
     
  17. brendanryder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah! and nope.. theres one pic that sometimes loads and sometimes doesnt, im really sorry i forgot to add numbers to them all, my bad... :S
     
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    all fantastic...

    but the one of her laying on the tracks, (maybe the one her standing up.. nice lighting) and the boxer one for sure. Nice work and good luck :)
     
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    The two that immediately stand out are 'sitting on the tracks' and "boxer" because they are more powerful, show great use of space and are generally interesting.
     

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