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Opinions wanted please - first time portrait

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Dec 13, 2007 15:53 |  #1

Here is the first portrait I have taken on my Canon 40D with a speedlight flash. Any tips, comments, opinions will be welcome.


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Dec 13, 2007 15:56 |  #2

Great photo... I would try to clone out the bobby pin in her hair so it doesn't stand out and maybe dodge the left eye (her right) a little bit to lighten it up some. Nice work.

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Dec 13, 2007 16:00 |  #3

Great picture..

Try different backgrounds, or ad some mood to it.
Her very light skin tone, almost matches the background in certain spots.
Maybe try a little less light?

Its just food for thought... i am no pro,

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Dec 13, 2007 16:51 |  #4

Great shot...
I agree with TomTom, I think less light would make the shot.
Perhaps even pulling back from the shot just a tad and perhaps even try some colored lighting but be very subtle.

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