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Old Sep 26, 2003, 10:48 PM   #1
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Canon 10D She like the left photo best, I think the right one is just as good, even if she is not smiling.

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Old Sep 27, 2003, 9:32 AM   #2
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I'll comment! You asked for it!!!

I like the left one best. I like her smile and her nice teeths. The right one, well she looks a bit surprised. It's a matter of taste I suppose.

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Next time try and point the flash to a reflecting surface to minimize the white areas in her face. Sometimes these areas looks like sweat and that's not suitable.
The other thing is your DOF. On the right one it's too small as only her left eye seems sharp. Her mouth and more seems unsharp and out of focus. I would use a larger aperture for this kind of shot.
On the right shot - you should consider, what you actually are getting in the shot. Something white is disturbing and she's totally out of focus. Some of her hair is blocking her right eye.
Her shoulder is also turned too much IMO.

Okay, these shot was not shot in a studio or as a true "set-up", but I think these things are good to have in mind next time shooting that nice woman.

Nice shots anyway Chuck!
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Old Sep 27, 2003, 11:45 AM   #3
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Good morning, Chuck

Great pair of very different photos!

This is why...

The left photo has captured what seems to be the essence of your subject...

warm, expressive eyes with a relaxed smile.

The right photo has captured an almost annoyed (or worried) look
on the very same subject.

So the pair together, for this viewer at least, creates curiosity in me about how they both "evolved".

Kudos, Chuck
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Old Sep 27, 2003, 6:11 PM   #4
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Thanks Klaus and Digcamfan,

These photos (snap shots) were taken while waiting to get a table at a restaurant in Panama City, FL about a month ago.

I will work on the DOF and reflecting the flash. I have always had trouble with indoor flash photos.

Thank for your comments.
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Old Sep 27, 2003, 6:25 PM   #5
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I'll bet the photo at the left was taken before the photo at the right.

The "first" photo you take of a person almost always seems so much more relaxed and natural... as you take more, the expression just isn't as nice.
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Old Sep 27, 2003, 7:42 PM   #6
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I'll bet the photo at the left was taken before the photo at the right.
This time you would lose the bet! :lol:

Photo on right was taken at 19:02 and the one on the left at 19:11.

The first (right) photo, if I remember correctly, I called her name and took it as she turned toward me.
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Old Sep 27, 2003, 8:11 PM   #7
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Chuck

I like the photo on the left. The smile reveals her inner self.
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