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Nov 10, 2012 12:27 |  #1

C&C please !

This was not a posed portrait, my "model" hates posing and I like natural expressions.


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Nov 10, 2012 12:57 |  #2

I like candid portrait shots as well, but this one is a miss. It's not your fault. It's a good picture, and your subject is a pretty lady, but she just didn't give you anything to work with. -rick


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Nov 10, 2012 13:00 |  #3

This would have been improved if you had not gotten the sky in the scene, since it's too bright and taking attention away from the subject. Also, the subject placed more to the right of the frame would work better because there would be more leading space and it would not seem so static of an image.




  
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Nov 10, 2012 19:12 |  #4

It looks like you captured her when she wasn't ready....this you may call natural but I wouldn't call it a good look (dare I say pose). Don't expect the model to tell you what to do or when to shoot.




  
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Nov 11, 2012 18:20 |  #5

It's out of focus and the expression really isn't any good.


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Nov 12, 2012 01:44 |  #6

I don't find it oof but it seems plain? I keep coming back to it and the more I look the more I like it. Simple, straight forward image, nothing fancy.

I hope you don't mind but I took a bit of time with the image in LR....


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Nov 12, 2012 01:50 |  #7

i wouldnt call it a portrait. its just a snap in my book.


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Nov 12, 2012 10:36 |  #8

Titus: no, I appreciate your taking time to show suggested improvements.

Looks like you fixed the highlights on the left side of her face ? I am on a tablet right now so the colors are somewhat hard to judge.


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Nov 12, 2012 11:27 |  #9

Amamba wrote in post #15236562 (external link)
Titus: no, I appreciate your taking time to show suggested improvements.

Looks like you fixed the highlights on the left side of her face ? I am on a tablet right now so the colors are somewhat hard to judge.

Her skin needed some help and the highlights in the BG were reduced. Also warmed her up a bit, brightened her eyes, lot of little things.


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Nov 12, 2012 18:04 |  #10

Nice touchup Dave!

I would also think about cropping to just above her head and just to the left of her arm. It would bring more focus to Your pretty model.




  
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Nov 12, 2012 23:44 |  #11

I would actually crop just the opposite so she is looking into the frame rather than out. Good idea though.


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