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Old Feb 16, 2006, 3:19 PM   #1
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Using my new flash Minolta 5600HS I did thisphoto to my daughter.
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Old Feb 16, 2006, 3:59 PM   #2
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First of all,

I am not up on flash photography at all. I applaud your post of your beautiful daughter who is growing up before my eyes.

One thing I would like to mention is the bright spot in or on her left nostril. Simple cloning of that out would take that out. I found it to be distracting right away.

I don't see any blowout of any kind but may suggest the use of a reflector to brighten it up just a bit to bring out more detail in her hair.
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Old Feb 16, 2006, 5:22 PM   #3
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This is a good shot, but there are little white dots in the eye that I assume is from the flash, and I think it may look a little better if the white shirt was a bit darker.
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vIZnquest wrote:
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First of all,

I am not up on flash photography at all. I applaud your post of your beautiful daughter who is growing up before my eyes.

One thing I would like to mention is the bright spot in or on her left nostril. Simple cloning of that out would take that out. I found it to be distracting right away.

I don't see any blowout of any kind but may suggest the use of a reflector to brighten it up just a bit to bring out more detail in her hair.
Think it's actually the right nostril
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Old Feb 16, 2006, 6:05 PM   #5
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I think it's a good shot.


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Old Feb 16, 2006, 6:12 PM   #6
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Geminichild wrote:
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vIZnquest wrote:
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First of all,

I am not up on flash photography at all. I applaud your post of your beautiful daughter who is growing up before my eyes.

One thing I would like to mention is the bright spot in or on her left nostril. Simple cloning of that out would take that out. I found it to be distracting right away.

I don't see any blowout of any kind but may suggest the use of a reflector to brighten it up just a bit to bring out more detail in her hair.
Think it's actually the right nostril

It is the right. My reference was to what I was viewing.
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Old Feb 16, 2006, 6:31 PM   #7
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i noticed the nostril spot too, otherwise a beautiful photograph
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Old Feb 16, 2006, 11:51 PM   #8
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I don't think the spots on the eyes are bad. What little I have read on portrait photography suggests that the general principal is to make sure the studio lights are in fact reflected in the eyes and not shadowed. Itadds a bit of twinkle/life. Of course one can break the rules at times or may look for a different effect.

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Old Feb 17, 2006, 12:22 AM   #9
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Exposure, focus and color are all excellent, and your daughter is very photogenic. Nice work. I think the only thing I would do differently, would be to have her stand a bit farther from the background so it would be a little more out of focus, giving better isolation of subject from background.

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I didnĀ“t notice the nostril stop. Thanks for your mentions.

It was a crowded place and I had to put my daughter too close to the leaves.

I will keep on mine all your comments for the next portrait with flash.
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