Tag: man

28 Sep

Couple Portrait Session

Chris Lane / photography / / 2 Comments

Every couple should have an up-to-date family picture. It’s always a good idea to have a recent picture that shows your love is still strong between the two of you. I recently took a new photo of my parents that I think nicely demonstrates their bond. A lot of that has to do with their smiles, of course, but also their pose. I posed them both turned toward each other which cements their togetherness. He has his arm around her back physically connecting and keeping them close.

Stan & Lynette Lane © Chris Lane Photo

I darkened the background and used a shallow depth of field to isolate them. This puts them at the forefront of the image as they are the most important element in the picture. This keeps the viewer’s eye on the subject.

For the lighting, this was shot in the shade. The light coming through the trees becomes diffused and naturally bounces, giving a consistent soft look. bounces. This can create some of the best lighting for portraits when taken outdoors. It is generally best advised to stay out of the strong direct sunlight if possible.

If you have anything to add about this photo please do so in the comments below. I am certainly open to criticism. If you would like your work professionally and constructively critiqued, use my submission form.

12 Oct

Critique – Jason

Chris Lane / Critique, photography / / 3 Comments

Today’s image comes from Jason. I emailed Jason to see if there was any further form of contact, but he didn’t reply. If you are reading this Jason, feel free to leave a comment below if you have a website or gallery space anywhere you would like to direct people.
Image for critique from Jason
Here he has a photo of a couple in love. I like the fact that their hands are clasped. Compositionally, this is a fine image. I’m guessing there wasn’t much model direction here, but the fact that the man has his knee up is a definite boon to the image. The knee is a nice visual offset for the falling hair of the woman. I think the composition would actually be significantly weaker if his leg was straight.
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