b/w portrait

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  1. Marsha

    Marsha TPF Noob!

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    This is my husband, and i was experimenting a bit last night... it's not quite what i had in mind, but tell me what you think anyway.

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    It's kinda, I donno, washed out maybe. Maybe just not enough contrast for my taste.
     
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    There seems to be an overall greyness to it...it's seems a bit dark, maybe b/c of the black shirt and black background. Do you have it in color???
     
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    He's disappearing into the background! It would look nice if his hair and shirt weren't blending in to the background.
     
  5. Big Mike

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    The pose, composition and main light are all great. As mentioned, his hair & shirt are getting lost in the background. A background light and/or a hairlight kicker would help to set him apart.
     
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    Focus isn't good either... but I agree with the above comments about contrast... the flash also causing some poor reflections, which are probably more noticable on a bigger version, on the earing and ring...
     
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    here's the color version...

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    the problem i'm having is my flash giving too much light, so i covered it a little for these. I'm still not happy with my whole lighting situation though.
     
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    I think it'd improve if you lowered the camera. Looking up at your subject can add importance.
     

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