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Old Jun 2, 2011, 12:13 AM   #1
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Default First HDR Portrait

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My wonderful girlfriend let me use her as my model for my first attempt at an HDR portrait.

I've included the middle ground exposure for reference.
Photos were merged in Photomatix Pro v4
The skin was touched up using Portrait Professional v10

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Old Jun 2, 2011, 5:53 AM   #2
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wow way to go ...this turned out really nice
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Very nicely done. The backlighting worked really well. Only suggestion I have is to lighten the eyes a little bit more so some more detail is visible in the iris.
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Just outstanding!! The outcome is wonderful.
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Nicely done. Your composition would be better if she had turned her body just slightly so her right eye wouldnt be cut off by the bridge of her nose.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 7:19 PM   #6
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Very nice. You really got something about her.
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Old Jun 3, 2011, 8:14 PM   #7
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Certainly a very good outcome, Travis.

I agree with what Martin & Bynx wrote above. Both points very valid imho. Yet you've shown both the potential for the photo and your attractive girlfriend.

I particularly like the rich (golden glow / reddish tinge) colours caught in her hair, contrasting with the deep green parts in the background.

The photo has a particularly 'feel' about it, I'm not sure.. it is 'chrome film' or something? (Sorry... I never got into specialist film and chemicals too much).

Thanks for sharing.

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I love the colours and how you softened her skin. The above remarks about her face being turned slightly more towards the camera would give it a bit better feel composition wise, but its still very good as it is. I've never managed HDR in people very well, so good for you and thanks for sharing!!!! Excellent first try!
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I'm usually not a big fan of HDR on people but that turned out very nice and I'm sure she's happy with the result as well.

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