First Black/White Photo

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  1. pickypics

    pickypics TPF Noob!

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    Can someone tell me what they think of this picture? It was my forst black and white photo and I want to know what you all think and advice on making it better...

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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    it's a little flat not to mention I think it's out of focus.
     
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    It needs more contrast :) Too gray. And he's right, make sure when you're focusing you're focusing on the eyes. To avoid this flatness in the future, make sure you're shooting at the right ISO. I suggest getting Scott Kelby's book- "The Digital Photography Book" to help you figure that kind of stuff out. I would add some contrast to it in Photoshop for you... but because of the shadows on her face it wouldn't really look good.
     
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    Here eayes are too much in the shadow, thus throwing the point of interest to the nose and mouth. Crucial issue in portraits is getting the eyes correct.
     
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    I find the background a bit distracting as well.

    Man it's interesting to see how the side lighting isn't doing her any favors. You might want to try a little fill flash next time just to lighten the face a bit and hide some of the wrinkles that the side lighting brings out.
     
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    Thanks for the input... I have taken on your advice and will try again :)
     

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