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Portrait Critique, please?

 
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Feb 12, 2013 08:37 |  #1

I would appreciate some feedback on this portrait:

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Feb 12, 2013 09:52 |  #2

I think you did a great job of the framing and lighting (nice to see some soft facial shadows in this forum).
The top part of the background just above her head is a bit distracting and the fact that she appears to be in a halo doesn't help - almost looks like you pasted her in a background. If you darken the right side of the BG , it might help.....or vignette the left side.




  
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Feb 12, 2013 09:56 |  #3

Spike44 wrote in post #15601720 (external link)
I think you did a great job of the framing and lighting (nice to see some soft facial shadows in this forum).
The top part of the background just above her head is a bit distracting and the fact that she appears to be in a halo doesn't help - almost looks like you pasted her in a background. If you darken the right side of the BG , it might help.....or vignette the left side.

Spot on feedback. The lighting is wonderful! I am typically a fan of 1/3 framing but I feel like a little more room above her head is necessary for this photo, or maybe a tighter crop. Just my two cents.

Overall, great shot though!


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Feb 12, 2013 11:59 |  #4

Thank you!


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Feb 12, 2013 15:28 |  #5

I like it. Just curious, why/how does she have a glow around her?


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Feb 12, 2013 18:55 |  #6

the lighting on her face is beautiful, i like the framing as well.
but is the red really intense for anyone else or is it just my monitor. I like a bit of vibrancy but its a little in your face.


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Feb 12, 2013 20:29 |  #7

I like the lighting and great smile you captured. The slight halo isn't a big issue for me. All nicely done.

What I don't care for is her position in the frame - too high without enough head room - and her straight on stance - a slight angling of her shoulders would improve this I think.

But I certainly do agree that the soft shadows on her face work well and could even be increased some.


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Feb 13, 2013 17:29 |  #8

I like the composition on this, I like the lighting. Can't find anything to complain about in this shot


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Feb 13, 2013 20:29 |  #9

Lighting looks nice. She looks a bit overexposed to me and I'm not digging the vignette on the background (source of the halo/glow).

Pose wise, having her body straight on isn't as flattering as if she would have had her body turned to the side a bit. A lot of times head and shoulder shots, when shot straight on, can make the head appear a bit small and the shoulders appear a bit wide. Turning the body a bit to the side tends to fix this.


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Feb 13, 2013 20:39 |  #10

Love your light.
Very nice.
I like portrait to be presented in Portrait format not Landscape unless there is a good reason.
Chest is a bit (Just a tad) overexposed.

In total a wonderful job and keep up the good work.


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