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Old Apr 17, 2006, 9:17 PM   #1
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A friend from my photography club asked me to take some shots of her and this is what Ive come up with, a few different versions of the three. These were taken in late afternoon nearing dark with fill in flash ISO 400 at 80mm F4 1/60. The setting was an old farm shed doorway so as to get a dark background. My favorite is the B/W number 5. This is not my usual sort of subject so I hope she will like them.

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Old Apr 18, 2006, 3:35 AM   #2
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hi

i think 1 3and 6 are great poses, 6 been slightly spoiled by the flash and shoe!,theflashleft shadows, they look great in colour too the black n whites are a bit harsh and dont do her natural beauty any good except for 5 which does.

she is indeed very photogenic and her poses are great, am sure she will like her shots, and if u get a next time im sure u will take even better ones



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Old Apr 18, 2006, 4:15 AM   #3
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Thanks for taking the time to comment, number 5 in B/W is my personal favorite but I was just playing around with different effects for her. She thinks she is not that attractive:roll:
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She thinks she is not that attractive:roll:
Well you sure proved her wrong! Nice shots of a very pretty lady!
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Old Apr 18, 2006, 5:15 AM   #5
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Old Apr 18, 2006, 5:42 AM   #6
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i think they are nice shots all round. In general i do prefer the colour shots

the shots seem to have this softness to them tht give it this dreamy look. I think this is furhter complimented by the scene, her clothing and her clean white skin and blonde hair. I think this model and setting could take these shots to a new level if she was to express a certain look. Maybe anexpressionas if she is staring into space or daydreaming. A really vacant look i think. Maybe even casual posture to give it a very natural candid look.

Technically i think the shots are brilliant, but the models expression will definately take these shots to the next level.

I think the b&w tends to create a harder and more moody feel to an image. In this case i dont think, again, her expression compliments this feel. Her expression seems very neatral and its really hard to sort of put a style to it. I do like the slight sepia take as i think this addition of warmth adds feeling back to the shot. But in saying tht i do like shot 5. I like the hi key on the highlights. Seems to really add kick to the shot.

I really like the idea in shot 6 with the composition. It seems she is a little uneasy in this shot by her posture. just doesnt seem relaxed or natural. I think this type of comp with maybe her relaxing a little and maybe stretching out to a more relaxed pose again with a very easy going feel and emotion could really bring this shot home.

All in all i think its a very nice series of shots and i look foward to your next round. And yes i agree she is very attractive

nice work mate

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Old Apr 18, 2006, 8:55 AM   #7
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Thanks for the indepth look at the photos. As I said Im not really into portraits, I did this as a favor. My usual shots are wildlife and sports or sometimes candids. I do have a set of shots of a young boy to editI took this weekend so i will post them. I have now showed tracie the shots and she likes numbers 3 and 5 the most but likes them all so as long as she likes them Im happy:-)
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Hi Aladyforty,

This was a very nice thing to do for your friend .

Actually, I am in the minority on this one but I like #6 (color) best.

This is why...

There are so many wonderful little details that "speak" about your friend.

Here are my impressions of your friend based solely on her photograph.

She is a woman of refinement...note the clothes, painted toenails and heels while "on the farm". :-)

She is also a woman wholoves to be barefoot.

She is someone who actively seeks and finds her own Piece(s) of Quiet.

She is someone who, without effort or intent, lights up a room by her entrance.:-)
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Hi Aladyforty,

This was a very nice thing to do for your friend .

Actually, I am in the minority on this one but I like #6 (color) best.

This is why...

There are so many wonderful little details that "speak" about your friend.

Here are my impressions of your friend based solely on her photograph.

She is a woman of refinement...note the clothes, painted toenails and heels while "on the farm". :-)

She is also a woman wholoves to be barefoot.

She is someone who actively seeks and finds her own Piece(s) of Quiet.

She is someone who, without effort or intent, lights up a room by her entrance.:-)
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Thanks didgicam, seems you got her down pat just from looking at her picture:-)
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aladyforty.....am shocked to read she doesnt think she is "all that pretty" she as a natural beauty, that shows in the pics, hope she changer her mind when she sees the pictures

ps dunno if anyone watches "invasion" but she kinda looks like Mariel the nurse
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