African Lady portrait

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  1. HollandHusker

    HollandHusker TPF Noob!

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    This picture was taken in Rwanda. Tell me everything you would change to make this pic look better.
    Thanks in advance!:thumbup: [​IMG]
     
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    I like to see eye contact with the camera. I can see she is shading her eyes, but a closed mouth would help. You just have to wait for the moment.
     
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    I'd like to see more of the woman. I love that you got so much of the backgroud as well, it sets the scene for the photo.
     
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    This lady didn't pose for this shot, she was just standing there looking in the distance.:D But thank you for the advice:) The shade in her eyes, you're right about that, what can you do about it?
     
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    As I told Henry it wasn't a pose , but yeah it might've been a better shot with more of the subject in it. Thanks :) :thumbup:
     
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    I agree with the (seeing more of her) For me HER and NOT so much the background.. Crop down around her and lighten up a little bit... Mind if we alter for you?
     
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    From a PJ point of view, I think this one is super.
     
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    I agree... This image is wonderful as is. Well done.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, you may do what you want:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks both of you, I loved it too but just wondered what other people opinion was and things that would make this picture better next time. I have more pictures from Africa if you guys want to see them I'll post them somewhere they belong:wink:
     
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    love it - great work imo.. x
     
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    as a picture it is great... I agree as a portrait I'm not convinced... I think to be called portrait, it needs to be about the woman not the landscape. But thats just me. On the cover of a magazine I can see it just like it is without any problem. Possibly in my case it is a matter of semantics.
     

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