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Old Apr 10, 2011, 2:16 PM   #1
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Took this with my 50D using only natural light. Post process was a very light Portraiture adjustment to smooth out the skin and warm up the tones a bit.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 2:35 PM   #2
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Nicely done, I like it a lot
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 4:47 PM   #3
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The window or whatever source you have is doing a nice job, you are a good distance away to allow the light to wrap around well.

The major thing to change is her head position (you will actually need to rotate her body a bit too), as currently the face is broad lit, this is not flattering for a lady, it can work fine on a guy as they can be broad or short (narrow) lit but we have to be more careful with the ladies.

I was going to write how to go about fixing this but a quick google found a video that should help. http://www.ephotozine.tv/video/broad...otography-1190

You already have her body short lit so that is great, it's just the lighting on her face to change. To make it natural just move yourself and her counter clockwise then get her to rotate her head even further the same way.

I hope you have a willing subject who is willing to help you learn as I'm sure you can get some great results!
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Thanks for the feedback.

Mark, thanks for the link to the video. Short vs. broad is not something I'd considered, but I will definitely give it a try and post the results.
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can't wait to see how the results turn out as the original picture was pretty good.

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Old Apr 11, 2011, 12:26 PM   #6
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Nice shot!
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Old Apr 16, 2011, 6:25 AM   #7
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Great picture, youre daughter looks lovley and I hope she enjoyed here prom! I think for the pic, I would have gotten a litle bit further back, so that here shoulder got in the pic. Somehowe in my eyes the pic looks a litle bit strange cropped as you just can start to see her left shoulder. And I also agree with Mark about the lightning.

But overall, a good pic Hope to see more from you!
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Mark - thank you for posting the link to the video. It causes me to look at the portrait above in a whole new light (no pun intended). JS - really nice job, except the changes that Mark suggests about the short lighting would make it even better. I love to take pictures of my three daughters and I'm sure you must enjoy taking pictures of your daughter as well.
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