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Old Jan 4, 2004, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Portrait attempt, advice please....



The hard shadows are in this shot for a purpose, I'm still looking for a reflector so I decided to make the best of it, and choose a position were to my opinion the hard shadows enhance the picture.

Maybe the head should be a little bit more to the front of the knee ?

any advice is welcome, this is a new area for me to be honest.

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Old Jan 4, 2004, 10:51 AM   #2
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Frank, I'm not a portrait expert so my comment is strictly from an amateur's eyes.

I find the leg very distracting. While I like the overall pose, perhaps it is just cropped too closely. In any case, the leg seems to overpower the face. I assume the white banding around the edges was an enhancement you were going for? I agree with the shadows, they do add to the image. What lighting? Natural? Looks nice and even.
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I don't think the white banding is necessary and I feel it takes away from the photo. Maybe inlarge the canvas and have white fluffy clouds .
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Old Jan 5, 2004, 6:05 AM   #4
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And a new attempt .



I added a hand here for breaking of the knee.
I will be experimenting with other positions soon.

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The hand works better!
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