Experiment: White Backgrounds, Portraits and Character

I have been getting such detailed advice on the photos I’ve posted. I can’t thank you enough for your time and patience while I start to get the hang of photo editing. It is fun…and addicting. I want to take thoughtful pictures of just about everything and edit them. So, thank you for helping me stay inspired.

Today, I share some portraits. As you can tell below, I’ve organized some of my favorites into a collage. I’m interested in your feedback. I have barely touched the photos in the collage and I’m curious whether they are reading as clean, clear, indoor shots. I’ve deliberately chosen a white background and a white shirt. I know there’s a bunch of shadow. It doesn’t bother me, but then again, I’m the new person. How much shadow bothers you? Anything else that stands out about these photos I may not be seeing?

Natural look

Next up is my current version of having fun.


Edward Scissorhands

Michael Orton tribute

Gritty look

My Andy Warhol tribute

6 thoughts on “Experiment: White Backgrounds, Portraits and Character

  1. Brooke says:

    hehe – you are so cute! Your personality really shows in your photos. =)

    I don’t mind the lighting in any of them. You might want to play with a bounce card (a piece of white foam board works pretty well) just to soften the shadows a little if you want to see your eyes more clearly, but I think they look pretty great without any tweaking. And you artsy shots are just plain fun!

    Just remember, the longer you stare at a photo in order to critique it, the worse it can start to look and you will drive yourself crazy. (Trust me, I do it all the time to mine.)

  2. Mandie says:

    I think your unedited photos look great! Your lighting is good and I like the white background.

    I told you last night I liked the blurred picture, I think it’s still my favorite. I love it because the center of the picture is still in clear focus and those are my favorite kinds of shots (with shallow depth of field and clear focus on a small area).

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