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May 14, 2015 11:17 |  #1

Aye!

ermmmm, color ones after million years :] thoughts?

p.s. they are not meant to be color-consistent inbetween.


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May 15, 2015 14:55 |  #2

first is too wide and taken too close to the subject so her face is out of whack.

second is a nice shot, the dark areas behind are a little distracting.


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May 20, 2015 09:39 |  #3

Rule of thirds should be your new friend (yea, I think I should call myself planetMitch "rule of thirds" guy)

Eyeballs dead center to me are a sign of a "snapshot"


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May 20, 2015 19:15 as a reply to  @ planet5D's post |  #4

call me arrogant, but "snapshot" would be too hard of the term though, wouldn't it, planet5d guy?


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May 22, 2015 22:18 |  #5

Yeah, I think snapshot is harsh. I like the rule of thirds as much as the next guy, but to always follow them as a hard fast rule makes for some boring photography as well. The real question is have you created pleasing images and I think you have. The first image has a lot of fly away hairs and I prefer the second image, nice catchlights.




  
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May 23, 2015 18:50 |  #6

Personally I really like the 1st. The eyes drew me in. The colour pallete reminds me of the twilight movie (but better!)


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May 26, 2015 17:21 |  #7

Of course the rule of thirds is not cast in iron... but in 99% of the cases, it does come in very handy and in the case of these two images, I believe they would be enhanced by following.

"Snapshot" may be harsh to some, but in my book, the first one for sure is in that category... most of what we see is the young lady's forehead - at least that's what is evoked in my eye.

The second image is much more flattering and much less snapshot - with some re-framing it could be much better IMHO.


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May 26, 2015 18:37 |  #8

Way too many fly-a-way hairs in the first one, landscape orientation for a close up portrait-no, skin retouch looks good and the dominant
eye is close enough to the vertical center to achieve the look of following the viewer no matter where they view it from.

On the second one, skin retouch looks good maybe just a touch too bright in the whites of her eyes, landscape for a portrait-no, prominent eye is close enough to vertical center.


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