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Old Mar 12, 2007, 5:04 PM   #1
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Took this at a contest for young artists yesterday. Not in a studio, just in front of a backlit background. This girl ended up becoming 2nd in the category "design", for her self-made dress

Of course it was post-processed, but my equipment on the scene was limited.
Kit lens, iso 400 and a self-made bouncer for an old flash (ill post it in the challenge later)

WDYTOI? (what do you think of it? )



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Old Mar 12, 2007, 7:28 PM   #2
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Well Tom, I can throw in my two cents, but I know far too little about portrait work. I really like the pose and expression you have captured and the backlit background works well too. I think I would have preferred the shot be framed higher, so the top of her head was not cut off, or oriented to portrait mode. Lastly, it appears to me that she is giving you the "come hither" look, and I think you should have asked her out for coffee after the show. :-)

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Old Mar 12, 2007, 11:13 PM   #3
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I wasn't going to comment because I know absolutely nothing about portrait photography, but just had to mention one thing. Don't take this very seriously, 'cause I really know nothing about these types of things, but I think your lens was a bit too sharp - the rose leaves look too much like plastic (like I said, I don't know the first thing about this type of thing).
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Hard to believe,since we are always looking for that sharp image, but I agree, the shot should have been a bit softer for the type of photo it is.

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Old Mar 13, 2007, 3:32 AM   #5
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For me i find the background too light
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Old Mar 13, 2007, 6:18 AM   #6
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well they do look like plastic, because they were plastic ^^

Proves again that the kitlens is a very sharp one idd huh

as for asking her out for coffee, I think this girl was only 15 or so, it was a contest for young artists where I had to take the photographs for the organisation.
I just asked her to give me a sexy look for the shot, so it's all a pose
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Old Mar 13, 2007, 9:44 AM   #7
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Tom,

I think it looks great for not being totally staged. Great job working with what you had available.

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