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Old Mar 19, 2005, 10:33 AM   #1
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Let me know what you think.

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Old Mar 19, 2005, 11:38 AM   #2
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Did you have her under arrest ??:-)

I'll let the more knowledgeable folk give you the right critique, if necessary. I just wanted to say I like the shot.

Helps to have a pretty subject though, doesn't it.

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Old Mar 20, 2005, 9:21 PM   #3
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Almost 100 views and only one person has anything to say?
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Old Mar 20, 2005, 9:43 PM   #4
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I like the picture! Although I'm fairly new at digital photography, I think the picture looks great.
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Old Mar 21, 2005, 1:58 AM   #5
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Hi Rob,

Nice portrait. I like it and...the girl, too. :GThe light is warm.

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Old Mar 21, 2005, 2:42 AM   #6
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The objective of most portraits is to provide the most flattering likeness of the subject. While this is a nice attempt bouncing from the floor with your flash unit, the lighting isn't particularly flattering for the subject. Under the chin is highlighted as is the upper area of the eye socket with some shadowing on the lower area of the sockets which isn't very flattering. You also lost some fullness of her lips and feminine curves because of the direction of the lighting.

When shooting indoor portraits you want the light to look as it is from a window and when something different is attempted, there needs to be some kind of clue where the light comes from. This would look more natural if she were holding a lit candle about chest level. Of course, you'd have to make sure there were no shadows of the candle. Something in the scene to indicate she is standing near a table lamp is also a thought.

Your subject has a round face so the lighting and facial angle are not the most flattering for her. A 2/3 facial view would have been much better.

The white neckline of her top is a big distraction and pulls the viewer's eyes from her eyes.

A higher camera angle or head tilted lower will be more flattering too. Try to keep the nostrils out of the image.

Will we be seeing a second attempt here soon?

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Old Mar 21, 2005, 7:46 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice Rodney. I dont know if she will let me try some more, I might be able to convince her to let me try again.
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