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Jul 07, 2010 09:58 |  #1

One of my latest portraits, I would love to hear your C&C!

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Jul 07, 2010 15:09 |  #2

Expression makes this look like a snapshot. I'm not into it. I struggle with the B&W conversion. My conversions look like this, greyscale with a blue tint.


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Jul 07, 2010 15:26 |  #3

Thank you for your feedback, it's much appreciated.

Too bad you're not 'into it', next time I'll try to make it less snapshot-like. :) Since I only recently went into people photography, critique on the technical aspects would be appreciated too!


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Jul 07, 2010 15:31 |  #4

Although the I agree with Rsyx in terms of composition, I like the lighting ;-)a


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Jul 07, 2010 15:50 |  #5

can you post the original in color, i like the lighting but the bw conversion is a little gray. Maybe you could work on the conversion


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Jul 07, 2010 16:01 as a reply to  @ nisefase's post |  #6

This is the original:

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I'll try to do some better PP with the image, meanwhile ideas are very welcome. :)

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Jul 07, 2010 16:44 |  #7

I like the color version much better. As stated, I'm not really a fan of the expression (EXTREMELY SUBJECTIVE!). On to the technical side. Good light, the ratio works well in the color version. A bit more light, may help the "pop" factor. I'd personally frame this a bit looser, as the crop is going to limit the sizing of the image, when it comes time to print. I would use a touch of fill flash, as that would add a catch light, making the eyes "come alive". I might have also, although, I don't always, frame shots like these off center, using the rule of thirds. I personally like the use of negative space in images like these. Another thought, possibly framing this in a vertical orientation is another option. Simply food for thought.


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Jul 08, 2010 00:09 |  #8

i liked the b&w version, its greyish sure, but it also goes with the mood of the photo. too much contrast would be too moody..serious, unlike the expression of the persons.
also like the lighting, looks really natural and light.


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Jul 08, 2010 03:01 |  #9

Yeah, I would've liked to add more light in the photo. I'll probably get a 580EXII soon so that I can get started with an umbrella, softbox and maybe a beautydish. I think it would indeed look nice with a looser framing, not putting the portait in the center of the frame.

As for the printing, I think my girlfriend would kill me if I would print this. :p I hardly got permission to post this on the forums here!

Thanks for the feedback telephoto500!


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Jul 08, 2010 07:53 |  #10

I just thought of ...............

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Jul 08, 2010 08:27 |  #11

Don't know if I find this very respectful, but ok.


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Jul 08, 2010 08:29 |  #12

Sorry Rsyx. No offence was meant by it. You said Crazy Picture so I tried to think of how to make it crazier !!
You also have Image Editing OK turned on.


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Jul 08, 2010 09:35 |  #13

You're right TheLaird, my apologies for reacting the way I did.

Thanks for your idea. :)


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Jul 08, 2010 12:43 |  #14

I think you could "take license" with this fun shot and do all sorts of things that would work.
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Kudos for the pose and post - fun is a good thing even in photography.
Actually, I prefer the BW and the crop.
I went a bit further...no need to do cosmetic work on her as it is after all fun n crazy:

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Jul 09, 2010 16:14 |  #15

Thanks for the edits guys!

Spike44, did you take down the contrast and clarity a bit, or may I ask you how you edited the image?


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