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  1. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    My girlfreind is (thankfully) so very cooperative when I want to shoot pictures of her. She's just got the most amazing eyes!

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    I really like this, but I think it would of been better if her hand was not in the pic
     
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    I think the shot is good. Great eyes, not too over done. The hand though...I cant figure out why it is there and it just doesnt look right. I would even crop above it
     
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    I agree about the hand.

    Even with as beautiful she is and how remarkable her eyes are, her hand actually grabs my attention.

    Crop out the hand and you have a wonderful picture.
     
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    Thanks for the comments and critique!

    It's her sketchbook in her hands, and it totally makes sense that it's competing for attention in the image.
     
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    it's not really competing, it's confusing. Like others commented, it's not clear what the hand is doing/holding. I needed your explanation to see it's a sketchbook (and it obviously means a lot to her?).

    but other than that, love her expression and yes her eyes are beautiful. You did a great job.




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    superb shot - really brings out her cheeky and sweet personality!?

    howdya do the eyes please?

    i did a portrait of my girlfiend in bw and rather cheezily
    coloured her eyes blue - she would love this to be done tho
     
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    great shot of a pretty girl!
     
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    from a compositional viewpoint look at the shot with crop suggested by everyone.
    In the original all the important stuff is at the edge. In the crop, her very nice eyes are in the power points of the photo.

    That sketch may be meaningful but that meaning doesn't come across in the picture and the composition isn't good.


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  10. Sw1tchFX

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    Good call, maybe even a little more from the left side too, there's not much going on in the left of the frame, but then It would get cramped quick.
     
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    The crop make it a much better photo of a already good photo.
     
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    Don't crop to arbitrary aspect ratios. This calls attention to the dimensions and becomes expensive to frame. We have become accustomed in the US to looking at 4:5 in portrait mode and other than that looks 'funny.'

    Besides, I rarely see 4:6 pictures of people in portrait mode that look well-cropped. I am clearly a bigot on that subject.

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