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Post #1, May 27, 2007 02:48:06


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Im not sure what doesn't hit me about this photo...Your subject is a good distance from the background so it is blurred well enough...maybe the chairs are distracting behind her, or its the blue jacket she is wearing..but who am I to judge fashion...I think it is the uncomfortable look on her face, is she staring directly into sunlight? Post more/different poses

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rocker83 wrote in post #3273538external link
Im not sure what doesn't hit me about this photo...Your subject is a good distance from the background so it is blurred well enough...maybe the chairs are distracting behind her, or its the blue jacket she is wearing..but who am I to judge fashion...I think it is the uncomfortable look on her face, is she staring directly into sunlight? Post more/different poses

The blue is probably my least favorite thing. I wasn't there TO shoot, rather shot while I Was there, so I didn't mention it. I'll find a few more.

Post #3, May 27, 2007 03:42:40


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This picture is actually the second of 3 in the burst I took of this shot (The picture I first posted was the third.)
Unfortunately, a kid ran through my shot as I took it, yielding the following crop the most area unaffected. I think that this frame would have been the one I Wanted, unfortunately.
No PP has been applied to this.


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The third and final shot, different setting, 5 minute (poor) PP job applied to the RAW.

Overall, I still like the first one notably more than these other two.

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Post #5, May 27, 2007 04:11:16 as a reply to Justin Horne's post 28 minutes earlier.


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Any other thoughts today?

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Try shooting in open shade. I tend to avoid direct sun when I do portraits.

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I like the last one you put up the most:)

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How about BW?

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Post #9, May 27, 2007 19:17:29


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I personally think the BW here is much better! I agree with using shaddy areas to shoot in. BTW she is a Pretty girl

Post #10, May 27, 2007 20:27:43


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I think I'll play around with the B&W a bit more... That said, part of the reason I liked it was the deep greens in the background... Thanks for the input.

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I like shot 2 alot better, but it seems to be suffering a bit from motion blur, kick up the shutter speed. The black and white doesn't "pop" as much as I think it could, but I maybe thats because the direct sunlight is harsh leaving her hair completely black and her face contrasting. Just tweak your levels...I am photoshop stooopid, but that works for me.

Post #12, May 27, 2007 23:26:06


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Better or worse?

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Post #13, May 28, 2007 00:30:52


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Girlfriend's are great...because you can use them to practice photography...isn't that sensative?
Is it a better tweak? Its up to you. Photography is so subjective, do you like the photo? What do you think you could improve? I have certain photos that certain photo buffs in here would throw in the garbage first chance they get...Its what you see. The blacks and whites do look more saturated in this last one good job

Post #14, May 28, 2007 00:45:08


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Lighting much too harsh. Background distracting. In darkroom, might have softened her face, and given her softer skin tone. Last black-white still too harsh.

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