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Apr 24, 2013 03:24 |  #1

Hi guys,
I'm aiming for cute and fresh look with this photo. A mate recommended to crop a bit tighter above the head, what you think? Please drop a few comments if you can. Thank you.. Greatly appreciated.

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Apr 24, 2013 04:03 |  #2

Agree too much above her, or in other words her head is nowhere near rule of thirds. What are the dots insects blossom? - I quite like these. Dress is bown out which is a shame - a bit of exposure bracketing might have helped in pp. Face and arms also a bit too bright, losing detail.

In spite of this there is an attractive dreamy quality to this image.


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Apr 24, 2013 08:05 |  #3

I love the image itself! As for the crop, yeah. Depending on how much space you have in the original (or is THIS the original?), I'd crop a bit from the left to center her horizontally, and crop down from the top to put her face in the top 1/3 of the frame.

I think if you had a much wider shot (and horizontal), it might be cool to see what it looked like with some extreme framing -- putting her smaller in the bottom center of the frame and let all of that OOF color and light float above her.

Anyway, I think the image is pretty!


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Apr 24, 2013 12:44 |  #4

really nice shot! id crop the top 1/4 off and hate to say but clone out those floating white dots. just distracting imho. i like the pp but did u try a cooler look? blues and greens?


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Apr 24, 2013 23:39 |  #5

Composition wise...yes, too much above her.... but I feel your dilemma, I think....as that area is so beautiful and I love the colors and light....reminiscent of a painting. It's such a shame to have to cut it :( Maybe photoshop her higher into that area??


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Apr 25, 2013 12:17 as a reply to  @ Guitartists's post |  #6

Gorgeous woman, just so so sad about blowing the whites out, it adds a harshness that doesn't fit in the image.


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Apr 25, 2013 13:33 |  #7

As others have said crop tighter on top as there seems to be too much dead space there. Also the dress is blown out. I'm guessing without looking at EXIF that you used either a direct flash with a diffuser or were shooting in harsh rather direct sunlight though I'd guess the later as the entire image seems overexposed and the light coming in from the right on the hair indicates sunlight.


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Apr 25, 2013 15:02 |  #8

The picture looks great, but the reddish tint seems a little extra. I personally would tone it down a little bit (specially on the tree behind her)


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Apr 25, 2013 15:06 |  #9

There is too much headroom at the top. The photo is overexposed, lacking in subject detail because of that. There is a haze about the photo. There is a bad purple cast as well. Focus looks fine. I would also recommend not shooting a woman straight on like that.


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Apr 25, 2013 18:03 |  #10

Agree with Numenorean - best part of the image is the top 3/4 of the background...which you don't want...and the fact that the model is pretty (does not make the photo good).
I appreciate that you are going for "fresh and cute" but is it really or just the model..in spite of the flat lighting and/or processing.




  
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Apr 25, 2013 18:56 |  #11

Thank you all for your input. Appreciated.




  
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Apr 26, 2013 07:59 |  #12

Nice shot. I'd tilt the head a bit.


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Apr 26, 2013 08:19 |  #13

Nice shot, a bit too much extra room on the top. I kind of like the white floating dots, gives it a summer afternoon in a field type of feeling.




  
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