First portraits - Experimeting

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  1. hape

    hape TPF Noob!

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    First portraits made outside as I do not have any studio facilities or proper lighting.
    Taken against the sky with Oly E-300, 40-150mm@approx. 70mm
    Been experimenting
    Some images are left as is, some modified, some turned into black and white and softened

    Would like suggestions, feedback and critics

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    All 9 shots are here
    http://www.photomagie.eu/gallery_66.php

    Feddback and suggestions welcome
    Sincerely
    Helmut
     
  2. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    First of all good composition and, in most cases, good framing of image

    IMO, these are generally underexposed. Thus the face tones are a little muddy. And in a couple of them, the hair looks like it might be oversharpened or extracted from a busier background.


    The selective color, IMO, is a mistake. Too bright red and wrong hue in a red-tinged phot. I wold redo this with more careful attention to the backlit subject.
     
  3. hape

    hape TPF Noob!

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    Thank you,
    suppose the biggest problem is the overexposed backgroud ( white sky ) that makes it look like the head being cut out.
    The hair is that red, dyed half an hour before ...
    Nothing was done in regards of colors in the second image.

    Sincerely
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  4. JenR

    JenR TPF Noob!

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    I like the composition and her expression in #1, but the lip color is really distracting. #1 would be much better if it were totally BW.
     

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