attempt at an informal portrait

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  1. errant_star

    errant_star TPF Noob!

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    Spent the afternoon with my mom trying my hand at her portrait (trying to photograph her is hellish ... the least photogenic person I know!) This is the one I like best ...

    Any thoughts ... good enough to print??

    ALL comments appreciated on this one

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  2. mygrain

    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    Its a great candid- very clear shot, but I think the lack of color is hurting it. The surrounding gray is too powerful. If she had on a brighter color shirt it would help with the monochromatic feel i get from it which almost takes away from her happy smile. Hope this helps.
     
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    A tighter crop to take out some gray. Also I think that the angle is rather severe. There's no reason to keep the horizon horizontal in this case, so I would tilt the camera some, then have her head tilted as is.
     
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    What aobut trying it in black and white? Might make for a better photo - I agree with the crop - too much background.

    Nice work. You've almost given me even encouragment to try portraits myself. (maybe)
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    While I agree on the "abundance" of background and on the fact that a crop could help, I think that otherwise the uniform grey background makes the face stand out more and very nicely so. I like the skin tones here!

    Seeing this portrait, I don't know why you say your mom's the least photogenic person you can think of. This one speaks against it: she's very natural and displays a really, really, REALLY nice smile!
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback :) Appreciate it!

    I've tried to fix the shot a bit ... better?

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    It just has too much other stuff detracting from the main subject....which is her. My eyes seem to want to wander around looking at everything else.
     
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    I think its good... just needs a little touchup.
    hope you dont mind... but I took all the distracting elements out
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    comments?
     
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    Don't mind at all .. I didn't realize how distracting they were ... it does make quite a difference.

    Thanks :D
     

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