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Dec 08, 2009 16:54 |  #1

Took this of my daughter and thought it was a great pic. Wanted to hear other opinions of it so please critique!

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Dec 08, 2009 17:15 |  #2

Rebel XT- Beautiful daughter and great portrait. Although I will leave the C&C to the experts, the only thing that jumped out at me besides that smiling face (well lit IMO) was the crop. I would bring it in some from the door on the left and bring it up from the bottom instead of cutting her hand off.

Congrats again on the model and man oh man, I gotta get our tree up.


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Dec 08, 2009 18:22 |  #3

I agree with the above comment. You did an excellent job with balancing the flash and ambient light.




  
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Dec 08, 2009 18:58 |  #4

^ I too agree. Maybe instead of cropping the door because you'll lose the tree shape on the bottom, extend the black behind the tree over to the left to get rid of the door (clone)
You can still bring up the bottom and if you lose some tree bottom just extend her sleeve so you don't have to come up that high.

But overall I think you did well. I like the splash of light on her right side from the tree. I love her expression...it just looks so natural. If your going to spend the time to clean up those things, then clear up her redness by her smile and you'll have a great keeper!


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Dec 08, 2009 19:32 |  #5

IMO she is too bright....her light color is much brighter than the scene and takes away from the mood of the shot. I like it, but think the flash/strobe needs toned down and blended in better.


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Dec 08, 2009 20:05 |  #6

Hey thanks for the remarks! I will work on the crop. One thing I wanted to point out was this was done with no flash/strobes. This was straight off my 5D Mark II... Don't let the name full you :)




  
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Dec 08, 2009 21:42 |  #7

She does look pale and pink, but not terrible. Make it a little warmer and see what you get.


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Dec 08, 2009 21:57 |  #8

I'm surprised that there weren't any strobes used. I guess the catch light in her eyes fooled me. Was there a window behind you?




  
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Dec 08, 2009 22:26 |  #9

SuzyView wrote in post #9161611 (external link)
She does look pale and pink, but not terrible. Make it a little warmer and see what you get.

she is too blue.


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Dec 08, 2009 22:34 |  #10

I like it, she is very cute. I do agree her hands should be in the picture. Is she standing under a light? I notice the shadow just below her neck.

I love the tree in the background, but would clone the stocking out as it detracts from the scene.


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Dec 09, 2009 07:37 |  #11

Cute picture but like the others I really do not like the composition but I do like the lighting.


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Dec 09, 2009 09:44 |  #12

Personally, I would have put her between the tree and fireplace as a background. Her lighting almost makes her "pop" to the point of the photo looking like she was cut and pasted over a background photo, or an Olin Mills backdrop!


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Dec 09, 2009 12:09 |  #13

Love this shot!


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Dec 09, 2009 12:18 |  #14

Thanks for your comments! Your feedback gives me some great ideas on how to edit the pic in addition to stuff to try for next time. I agree she looked like she was placed in the picture afterwards when looking off her right shoulder. She was standing under two eyelid lights that shine on the fireplace in addition to some can lights in the room. The neck shows a lot of this as do her eyes. I have not done any editing of the pic except for the crop so I have some room to work with it. Thanks again for all the constructive feedback!




  
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