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Nov 04, 2017 22:08 |  #1

What have I done well and what needs to be improved in this corporate portrait? Many thanks

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Nov 05, 2017 02:17 |  #2

Look spot on to me ...

The only thing i would do different has it a corporate portrait is up the aperture so it's in focus from ear to ear




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Nov 05, 2017 02:24 |  #3

the cropping on top. either cut the head or give a space on top.

with your crop it feels like you cramped or forced her tight into a box.

see sample below.

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Nov 05, 2017 08:25 |  #4

Looks great, but a little overexposed on my monitor. But my monitor is not calibrated so it's most likely me. Can you guys please let me know? Thanks.




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Nov 05, 2017 09:07 |  #5

Would a rim light on the shadow have helped? Should I lighten the background?


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Nov 05, 2017 20:18 |  #6

Any better?

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Nov 05, 2017 20:38 |  #7

The typical corporate headshot includes head and shoulders and more of the subject is in focus but I like your take on it. Sometimes breaking the rules is a good thing.




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Nov 06, 2017 02:29 as a reply to smakelijk11's post |  #8

Yes. :)


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Nov 06, 2017 07:58 |  #9

I'd personally like to see the fly-aways cleaned up on the top right corner of the frame... beautifully lit! I do agree about stopping down your aperture a bit more.


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Nov 06, 2017 11:26 |  #10

I thought in this order
Oh that's nice - fresh, natural, appealing
then I agree with the comments on cropping
and half a stop darker please,
and more DOF please
Hmm, light's quite hard for an office mugshot, these things end up tiny, so
how would that work out - would you get Black hair?
then I read about the flyaways - yeah, be nice to her
then I noticed the skewy mouth and monofang - she may have to re-smile?
then
what on earth is that with the eyes?
Does one of these look odd to you?

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Now I can only see the white corners :eek:

Or is it a fashion which has passed me by?



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Nov 06, 2017 11:33 |  #11

Now that you guys pointed out the hair in the top right, I can't stop looking at it. Very distracting! Otherwise, I actually like that it isn't all in focus, and I think the lighting was almost dead on, although a half stop darker would make it look better but a little less corporate. For the type of photo you were going for, I think this looks great!


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Nov 06, 2017 12:02 as a reply to Chris.R's post |  #12

It’s eyeliner ;-)a




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Nov 06, 2017 12:23 |  #13

Sticks out like an airliner, there. Clown makeup. Yuk!




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Nov 06, 2017 12:50 |  #14

Wasn’t asking about the eyeliner guys! I personally love it. This woman is my friend and I wanted to do something for her she could use on Linkedin. Thanks for your feedback. My laptop monitor sucks (I do have a BenQ as well) but went off the histogram for exposure.


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Nov 06, 2017 13:00 |  #15

My only gripe is the aperture. Even though her face and nose seem to be in focus, I think the focal plane should extend back to at least her ears as someone mentioned previously.


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