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Old Jun 4, 2006, 3:04 AM   #1
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my niece Emily in Sedona. This is a follow up from one taken at this spot last year ... trying for a shallower DOF
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Old Jun 4, 2006, 12:11 PM   #2
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one more .... would appreciate advice on how to make this type of image better
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#1 is stunning. Great detail, skin tones work nicely with the background. 2&3 are not as great ...the pensive expression you're going for is difficult to do without looking "hard". In #1 its on the money though...She looks stoic, calm, strong, beautiful!!!

Great job keeping shadows out of those gorgeous eyes. Not sure if you used a flash but that would tone down eye/neck shadows even more, and possibly build more contrast btw her and the background.

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Old Jun 4, 2006, 8:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for taking a look and for your comments, Lynne. I wish I had thought of using the flash, but I'm still getting my feet wet with photography and didn't consider the shadows near her eyes. I really like the first image too, but wasn't sure whether having part of her body out of the shot would work.

Thanks again ... now I need to get her back to Arizona.
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Old Jun 5, 2006, 7:57 AM   #7
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If my recollection is correct, we saw a photo of Emily here before, shot by an S70. There's been much improvement since then. don't you find?
Well, I also find the first one superior. The shallow DOF works well, and on the composition-wise, the background makes a great match to her stand and mood. As stated above,the use of fill flash would be helpful. But at times when you are reluctant to use it, you could still select the center weighted or spot metering mode rather than the pattern you did with these shots, so that you let your camera arrange the exposure parameters solely based on your subject as you will know.
Well done, Drewaz!

BTW. SO SORRY ABOUT THE TRIPLE POST. SOMETIMES THE INTERNET CAN GO CRAZY, TOO.
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Old Jun 5, 2006, 9:14 AM   #9
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drewaz wrote:
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I wish I had thought of using the flash, but I'm still getting my feet wet with photography and didn't consider the shadows near her eyes.

hey you're not the only one lol

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=90
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Old Jun 5, 2006, 9:32 AM   #10
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bahadir thank you so much for all of your comments .... you have taught me much, my friend. here is the picture of Emily from last year that you remember ....
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