Ju Jitsu Girl

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  1. heip

    heip TPF Noob!

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    A friend and co-worker received her black belt in Ju Jitsu last year. She also studies with the sword.
    I did her portait for her as a congratulations gift.

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    Great portrait. I might prefer a tighter crop though.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Man... that's some flat lighting on her face... and the eyes seem a bit overworked.

    But what a nice setting! I like the posing too.

    You're a good friend to do this for her.

    -Pete
     
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    I agree about the eyes. Very cool photo though!
     
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    tighter crop is definitely needed, PP is a little overdone in her face. she looks scary facing the camera :lol:
     
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    In any other setting, I would say that the whites in the eyes are slightly overdone. But in this portrait, it seems to fit. I would think she wants to look menacing, since she is a black belt in Ju Jitsu. So, this portrait works IMO. I absolutely love the green background also.

    NJ
     
  7. heip

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    Thanks for the comments everyone. I matched the flash with the background and unfortunately the flash was on camera; result: the flat lighting.
    The "look" on her face and the eyes PP were intentional.
    Thanks again.
     
  8. JIP

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    I think if you were going to use the framing that you did you should have had her turn the sword out so it went across the frame.
     

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