First Time Portraits

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  1. kacelle

    kacelle TPF Noob!

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    This was my first time shooting with a Nikon D70 and doing some serious editing with PSE 4.0. These were taken of my sister in our back yard. Critiques and comments are welcome!
     
  2. AprilRamone

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    I would try lightening up her face in both of these. They are a little too much in shadow for my taste. A fill flash or maybe a reflector would probably help get some light on her face if you were to reshoot sometime.
     
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    Yeah, I agree...more light on face...in eyes especially, would be nice. the light on the hair is nice.
     
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    The braces are tough to look at. I really like the motion of the second frame.
     
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    the first one i nice, bu i think the second ones colour is a bit off. Levels should sort it out
     
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    The second one is in half-tones. I personally liked it better than the full-colour shot. But thank you for your comments!
     
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    I took your advice and lightened the faces using PSE 4.0. They look so much better! Here is the edited first picture and the second picture edited and in full colour.
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    Have to say I disagree with the braces comment. I think they put her at a specific time in her life and her smile is still fantastic with them. I think the full color of the second is better. Might be worth a try in B&W or even sepia for that one.
     
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    Like I said, I appreciate all comments/critiques. I've only recently turned 16 and I'm just learning.

    I agree with Morydd that the braces show her as she is now and most people would rather have that than a closed-mouth smile.
     
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    good shots -- the editing helped ---
     
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    I like the full color on the second one as well. the braces don't bother me either. Good editing.
     

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