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Oct 02, 2011 11:05 |  #1

Hi everyone, I'm new here. I have been lurking but would appreciate some feedback on this photo. This is my Fiance who doesn't like to pose but gave me a few shots recently. Specifically please CC the following:
- Exposure, this is setting sun with a 430EX through an umbrella for fill.
- Composition, I thought the setting sun on the trees in the background was nice at the time but now it may be distracting?
- Crop?
- PP? I did some smoothing and touchup but how many wrinkles can you get rid of on a 45 yr old without it being unrealistic? :)
- Anything else would be appreciated!

Thank you, Mike

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Oct 02, 2011 11:12 |  #2

There's no photo here...


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Oct 02, 2011 11:14 |  #3

Hmmmm, sorry, I thought I posted the photo link correctly but it's not showing up. Would someone mind helping a newbie out? TY, Mike


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Oct 02, 2011 11:20 |  #4

Looks like you moved the picture or something on Flickr because the link doesn't find the picture on Flickr. Try linking to that photo again on Flickr but Click on the Share button (in Flickr), Select Grab the HTML/BBCode and click on the BBCode option on the bottom of that selection. Then just copy the HTML Info there and paste it here.


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Oct 02, 2011 11:33 as a reply to CameraMan's post |  #5

TY very much. I used the "Grab the link" option before.

Specifically please CC the following:
- Exposure, this is setting sun with a 430EX through an umbrella for fill.
- Composition, I thought the setting sun on the trees in the background was nice at the time but now it may be distracting?
- Crop?
- PP? I did some smoothing and touchup but how many wrinkles can you get rid of on a 45 yr old without it being unrealistic?
- Anything else would be appreciated!

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Oct 02, 2011 11:38 |  #6

I think the composition works well. As far as getting rid of wrinkles you need to make sure that this person still looks the way she looks now. Otherwise she may not be too pleased with the editing. She looks fine to me though.


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Oct 02, 2011 14:36 |  #7

nice shot I'm sure she will like


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Oct 02, 2011 16:25 |  #8

nice comp...the eyes look a bit soft??


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Oct 02, 2011 19:26 as a reply to Deeners's post |  #9

Thank you for your comments! I appreciate it. Apparently I'm not far off here.

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Oct 02, 2011 19:48 |  #10

composition is good, but looks soft (as mentioned by others). what lens did you use?




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Oct 03, 2011 05:59 as a reply to xpherion's post |  #11

Yes, eyes are a bit soft and I'd like to see more light on the face. Other than that, I like it.




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Oct 03, 2011 16:45 as a reply to GadgetRick's post |  #12

This was the 70-200 2.8L IS. Wouldn't expect this to be the softness issue. Any thoughts?

I agree with more light on the face, eyes are a bit dark, the hat doesn't help.

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Oct 03, 2011 17:20 |  #13

Jsut a couple of thoughts.

A reflector guiding a bit of light up under the visor of the hat might help.

Also perhaps crop it as a portrait or square, removing the bright yellow on the left side of the photo, the glow behind her is ok.

It looks like focus fell on her ear or hair line.

Hope this is what you were looking for.




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Oct 03, 2011 19:38 |  #14

Need more fill. Nice composition. Apparent softness might be a DOF issue. What is the focus point? Nice Bokeh as well...love the 70-200L. Might also try a portrait crop. JMHO.




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Oct 04, 2011 14:04 as a reply to Dano_nav's post |  #15

Nice comments, thank you! I will check focus point. I was targeting the eye but this was after many shots of my son also, so fatigue with this heavy lense was likely. Should have been on a tripod but this was spur of the moment, lucky to get her to stand in. Will also try the portrait crop.

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