Girlfriend Portrait (2) C&C

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  1. burnws6

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    This was an impromptu shot about an two hours ago. My gf came over and I took some pictures. I feel like the first pose seems uncomfortable but I love the expression and lighting on her face. Second one feels like the hair is distracting? What's your guys' input?



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  2. thebeatles

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    #1 is beautiful. I love the eyes and look. :thumbup:
     
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    It's refreshing to see portraits that aren't over PP'd for a change. A real live girl. I wasn't sure if the world was making them anymore.

    I prefer 1 over 2 by a long shot. I don't know, maybe the tight comp fits better. And the hair doesn't bother me a bit.
     
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    i like both. nice lighting, composition (a bit too tight for my flavor) but very nice.
    keep it up!
     
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    I like them both, they look nice.
     
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    I really like 1, but I would have to agree with Igs, that the crop is a little too tight.
     
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    lighting is decent in both, particularly in first...making good curves of her features...i wanted less cropping from above.

    second is a usual shot with good lighting, as expected.
     
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    she looks like she needs to relax a little more. Good luck with the others to come. [​IMG]
     
  9. burnws6

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    thank you. by the way...I'm wearing a shirt that has your username on it lol

    I'm on a mission! And it's to not over PP! I'm tired of 50 gaussian blur jobs. And actually, there's too much blur on the second one on the cheek. I just noticed I uploaded the wrong one.

    Thanks! Going in tight is a habit of mine. Plus the background was distracting lol.

    Thanks boomer.

    Thanks Ramon

    Thank you gopal. I'll work on unsticking the lens from the 115mm point

    She was relaxed.....later that night! Sorry...I had too.

    and Thanks Jenny!
     
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    Nicely done.

    I think #2 is the best compositionally and technically. #1, the composition is off. It's too centre weighted. It you wanted to have her face in the centre, you should have balanced her arm to emphasize the symmetry.

    Again, nicely done.

    Cheers!
     
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    both are lovely :)
     
  12. Big Mike

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    Well done.

    For future reference, resize your images to a more viewable size when displaying them on-line. Something around 800 pixels wide.
     

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