Jill - senior

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  1. thebeginning

    thebeginning TPF Noob!

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    yet another...

    just one for now, many many more to come i'm sure.

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    c/c welcome!
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It feels a little too wide angle/too close...too much distortion. It's great for her eyes and lips, they look nice and big...but so does her nose and head. It also looks like she is slumped forward, making her back look hunched.
    I suppose you were going for the 'in your face', kind of edgy look...and it certainly has that.

    All that said, it's a very nice image. The lighting is great and I love the background with the folds but just enough O.O.F.
     
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    yep, pretty much. she asked for that specifically, strangely enough.


    also strange is the distortion that you're seeing (?)...this was shot at 70mm.
     
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    I really like her...hate the background though.
     
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    thanks april!

    she actually really liked the red velvet background, although it's not something i typically do (actually this is a first)
     
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    her eyes are amazing...
     
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    Her eyes look a little over PS'd to me compared to the rest of the shot. Although they do certainly stand out!
     
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    I think Mike thinks it looks wide angle because of the lighting. You lit the broad side of her face instead of the short, making her face seem bigger.
     
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    I love the eyes and those are clearly the focus of the shot but the background does nothing for her attire or for her skin and hair in my opinion
     
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    This is different and I like it all around. The only issues see is with the composition it works well in the 5x7 format but maybe too tight in an 8x10 format
     
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    From all the comments, seems there is not much right with this portrait, however - I find the whole combination very engaging, certainly not a canned portrait. Works for me.
     
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    Nice! I can see why she is pleased with the results. I agree with whoever mentioned the background being a tad distracting - but for what you seemed to have been going for, it works. The retouching fits very well.

    It might just be my screen, I haven't calibrated this month, but one very minor detail nit-pick, is the strand of hair that is curling near her left shoulder, it looks like it wasn't given the same treatment (dodging?) as the rest of her hair. But that is about the most picky one can get while critiquing.

    Wonderful job! Your images are always worth looking at.
     

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