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Old Sep 10, 2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Default Soft Backlight Portrait B&W

I'd like some C&C on this photo.

My Idea was to create a B&W shot that was backlit from the sun. I was trying for a soft look and a good balance of front light but trying to keep it soft with little contrast.

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Old Sep 11, 2012, 3:34 PM   #2
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Like the background and the way the light make her hair glow. Need a bit more pop added to her skin (that is your photo still needs the touch up not the model) just seems a little flat.
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 4:41 PM   #3
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G'day Mike

I think that you're "pretty close" to a great shot
cc- for my eyes, I would like more 'hi-key white' in the face / torso of the model rather than grey + a pose more at the 45deg position rather than straight on

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Dunno whether this is anything like what you had in mind ...
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 5:39 PM   #4
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nice picture and a nice edit phil
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Thanks for your comments, I can't disagree with the edit I'd have to say it's an improvement.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 8:21 AM   #6
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I think it's a good high-key portrait. But I think that Ozzie T has pushed the high-key too far. At least on my monitor, the face has gone flat and lifeless. FWIW
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theres a lack of contrast for me
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I like Mito's version because of the contrast. It makes a good picture better.
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