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Oct 18, 2007 18:21 |  #1

Well I thought I would post these couple of photos on here, I have always wanted to have a go at photographing people so thought I would give it a shot.

I'm pretty pleased with the results, they have been lightly edited in PSP IX, C&C most welcome :D

Both were taken with Canon 400D with Canon 50mm F1.8.

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Oct 18, 2007 18:26 |  #2

They look pretty nice! the thing is that its a little bit soft... specially the eyes.


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Oct 18, 2007 18:31 |  #3

I do not know if it is visible only on the small res pictures, but on the first image I got the feeling that it is oof, or focused on wrong thing. I'm not a portraiture master, but I think You should definetely focus on model eyes while taking the picture...


My other reflections of Your photos? I like the composition of Your photos, also nice blur on the first one, but the colors seems to be a bit distracting.

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Oct 18, 2007 18:46 as a reply to  @ robgr85's post |  #4

I have edited this one again, I've not applied the glamour filter to it, its been sharpened a little more and also adjusted the DOF, any improvement?

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Oct 18, 2007 18:48 |  #5

I love the blue eyes offset by the red leaves, nice. The eyes must be sharp, and your original exposure of them is a tad soft. The PP one is much, much better. Is that red highlights in her hair? Lighting is very good, and the model almost pops. Your definitely on course.


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Oct 18, 2007 19:24 |  #6

your blurring in the red stuff behind her looks unnatural in both attempts. There is some weird interplay between her head and the area around it that just looks, well... weird. In the second print, something went wrong with skin tone and color. Maybe it's oversharpened.


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Oct 19, 2007 14:25 |  #7

I didnt see it until you pointed it out Eric... Almost like a blured halo around her head.

What is the cause of this?

Stu: I did the compesition! The red in the background is great!


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Oct 19, 2007 16:28 as a reply to  @ Fireblade2K7's post |  #8

I personally like the edited version ,its thrown the background out and improved the dof
and the forehead area , which also makes me wonder about the original shots shutter speed and f stop .


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