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Old Jun 19, 2007, 12:39 AM   #1
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I wanted something different for my daughter's school picture than the normal backdrop and posing on a chair so we worked on this and came up with this one. I think it turned out pretty nice.

20d, ISO 100, 17 - 85mm 4 - 5.6, no flash, natural light.


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Old Jun 19, 2007, 6:08 AM   #2
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That's a good shot, the only thing for me that I would like to see changed would be both the eyes and all of the glasses being in focus but apart from that very nice work.
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Old Jun 19, 2007, 8:01 AM   #3
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Great shot, but I agree with Mark. Her cheek is sharp but her chin is soft. I think you should have gone for a little more depth of field.

And I think that, since it's such a tight shot, her arm looks out of place.

But it will be a striking contrast to the typical yearbook pictures.
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Old Jun 19, 2007, 8:35 AM   #4
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Thought the arm was a distraction-removed it-hope you don't mind.
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Old Jun 19, 2007, 11:33 AM   #5
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... and cropped square for the yearbook. (I hope neither spy nor DMJJR mind.)

A perfectly striking image, but it still needs more depth of field. But if you use a smaller aperture, say f/8 or f/11, you'll have to crank up the ISO unless she's up for a 1 second shutter speed. But the image of her trying not to blink or breath probably won't look as good.
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Old Jun 19, 2007, 11:42 AM   #6
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And while she has a flawless complexion and it looks good in B&W, I'd like to see the color original. Yearbook pictures are small, and if the paper it's printed on is monochromatic, then a B&W photo of her might get lost among the color photos of everyone else, however striking her's might be.
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Old Jul 7, 2007, 9:46 PM   #7
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is that her real complexion? It is absolutely spotless. If not, then you're gonna have to share how you cloned things so well. Very very good shot.
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Old Jul 8, 2007, 9:28 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the comments. I'm glad others felt like working on it and changing it to their own liking. Thats the fun of digital.

I did work on her complextion byremoving spots and other skin imperfections by cloning. Following that I removed noise through NoiseWare Pro thenbw it and applied a degree of soft focus through the Picasa program and there you have it.


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