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    Another Portrait for C&C



    Hi guys! I turn to you again for another critique on my try on another setup portrait shoot. This one is kinda soft as it's a only a crop from a head-to-waist portrait orientation shot.


    1000D + 50mm @ 50mm, f/2.8, 1/200sec, ISO 200





    Again, thank you for viewing and sharing your thoughts.


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    I really like it, but I don't do portraits and know less than nothing about them.


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    I really like it...in fact, there's only one thing I find that I don't like about it--and that's the hair that's flipped up in front of her jawline. Other than that, fantastically executed.

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    Lovely girl, shot and moment. That said you have both the very thin DOF of f/2.8 and a relatively long exposure of 1/200th working against you.


    f/5.6 1/400th ISO 600 (or 800) for example would hold more focus and feature your model better. If you have speed lights of course you can drop that ISO back down and go f/16 or 22.


    In camera smoothing is another issue and probably not required for this model. As far as directing the model a little more eye contact would help. I always try to get a bit of white on each side of the iris.


    I don't know how you are managing focus in this shot, but it looks like the clothing is sharper than the face. Manually choosing an AF point is effective, choosing a center auto focus point and then pulling focus and recomposing the shot can work but is not recommended for thin DOF work.


    BTW - I really like the balance of light here, and having her hair in motion really adds to the shot. Do you have a Model Mayhem page? Keep on shootin!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shea Design
    As far as directing the model a little more eye contact would help.

    I like the way she is looking back across the frame. By "eye contact" did you mean you would prefer she was looking at the camera?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Iguide





    I really like it, but I don't do portraits and know less than nothing about them.


    Thank you Iguide!


    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Setters


    I really like it...in fact, there's only one thing I find that I don't like about it--and that's the hair that's flipped up in front of her jawline. Other than that, fantastically executed.



    You're right on that one Sean about the flipped hair. I didn't like it as well but that's the best I could get from the set I had. I didn't notice it until I was cropping the photo. Thank you again. By the way, I love your Senka set at Flickr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Ruyle


    Quote Originally Posted by Shea Design
    As far as directing the model a little more eye contact would help.

    I like the way she is looking back across the frame. By "eye contact" did you mean you would prefer she was looking at the camera?


    Maybe in between her extreme right and in-camera..
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    Agree with the hair at the jawline as a distraction and typically you want some white on both sides of the iris. But it still is a good photograph despite

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    Re: Another Portrait for C&C

    I really like it, a lot. But what is the perfect pose, hair position, amount of white in the eye (sclera) showing, back ground, lighting, etc etc.

    I have been reading this forum for quite some time and am yet to recall a photo that someone has submitted for critique that has been deemed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott
    An image that no one can fault. If someone can show me an image that has no faults could you please post it for me, I would be greatly intrigued and it would be a great reference point.

    Considering photography is highly subjective, I do not believe a "perfect" image exists. What one may find perfect, another is not so impressed. You must remember that here at TDP, we have photographers at all skill levels from the beginning hobbyist to the highly professional. If I were to take this photo above, for me it would be perfect considering I am as low on the totem pole as you can get for skill level. I have watched the OP photos improve greatly over time &amp; I believe he is just looking at ways to keep improving his skill.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott
    For the sensitive ones out there, don&rsquo;t get your pants in a twist and read something into this that is not there, just asking to see the perfect faultless image that everyone likes.
    I don't believe anyone is trying to find fault in anyone's photos, just merely suggest ways for improvement in future shots. My feelings are if someone is going to point out a negative on someone's photo, a suggestion for improvementshould accompany it. IMO, no one's skill level is so high that there isn't anymore room for improvement.

    BTW - Very nice photo again, Angelo but I do agree with the others about the whites of the eyes. Maybe have her look slightly past you next time. I look forward to seeing more of your photos soon!!

    Denise

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