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Aug 07, 2017 17:46 |  #1

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Aug 07, 2017 19:16 |  #2

I'd suggest a re-shoot. She looks angry in #1. She needs light in her eyes in #2 (fill flash).
But, if you had to work on these, crop out the blown area at the top of #1 and clone out the black dead weed behind her.
In #2 I'd try lightening shadows in her eyes and I'd crop for a vertical to eliminate most of the right oof flowers.


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Aug 09, 2017 00:56 |  #3

#1 is exposed too high. She looks angry, as Qbx said. (Tensed lips, eyebrows drawn down and together(?), nostril flared.)
#2 is showing the overcast day; shoot at a better time.


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Aug 09, 2017 01:35 |  #4

What's wrong with a stern expression? It's a valid portrait. Why should we only have portraits of people smiling?

#1 is OK.

In #2 the flower is competing and getting in the way.

Lighting is OK.


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Aug 09, 2017 06:02 |  #5

Thanks for the feedback


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Aug 09, 2017 17:23 |  #6

for what it's worth, the most distracting thing to me is the extreme magenta cast to the girl's face (and a bit on her arm) in #1. It makes her look like she's holding her breath.



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Aug 09, 2017 22:25 |  #7

Alveric wrote in post #18422878 (external link)
What's wrong with a stern expression? It's a valid portrait. Why should we only have portraits of people smiling?

#1 is OK.

In #2 the flower is competing and getting in the way.

Lighting is OK.

Indeed a stern people portrait is valid. I've done some myself. But a little girl in a field of flowers somehow doesn't comport with anger or sternness to me. An old geezer sitting in a bar holding an empty glass -- yeah! Another thing about this one is that lens flare on her left arm.


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Aug 12, 2017 11:13 |  #8

icor1031 wrote in post #18422838 (external link)
#1 is exposed too high. She looks angry, as Qbx said. (Tensed lips, eyebrows drawn down and together(?), nostril flared.)
#2 is showing the overcast day; shoot at a better time.

Wouldn't it be always better overcast vs bright sunny day?


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Sep 02, 2017 08:07 |  #9

Go black and white and blow the highlights. I've just coverted them and, to me, they look quite good.




  
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