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Old Nov 20, 2005, 4:03 PM   #1
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I made this photo at my very beginning with my new camera. I like very much how she looks and want to print photo for her.
Before printing I would like to make some improvementS since the light was strange during shooting and I was having hard time adjusting the colors.
Now, with your experiance, if you could suggest me what more should I done to have a better photo.
What about colors, should be differently cropped or anything else do not hesitate to suggest.


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Old Nov 20, 2005, 9:48 PM   #2
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Nice looking lady but you got to find some better backgrounds.

Maybe at night looking out off a bridge at some lights, or in a nightclub or something.

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Old Nov 20, 2005, 10:14 PM   #3
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yea.. the lighting is really flat and unflattering in this shot... as is the background and the pose.. better to reshoot this one..

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Old Nov 21, 2005, 4:38 PM   #4
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Thanks for your comments, the point has been taken.

Maybe some photoshop assembling should I try to change the background but I'm no expert in that field.

First try I made is to convert to b/w and here is the result, is this better than the color version or not.

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Old Nov 21, 2005, 5:33 PM   #5
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B/W really does not change the background or lighting issues that have already been pointed out. I don't think it is ever a real good idea to shoot down at a subject when taking a portrait. You've also nearly cropped at the waist...you should avoid (for the most part) cropping at joints or where the body bends.
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Old Nov 22, 2005, 8:55 PM   #7
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Just a thought
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Old Nov 22, 2005, 8:59 PM   #8
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We're talking serious hayride!

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Old Nov 22, 2005, 9:05 PM   #9
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Selective color, sharpening and noise removal.
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Maybe her shirt needs some color and texture back.
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