My attempt at photographing a human

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  1. Brently

    Brently TPF Noob!

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    If any of you would look through my posts you would see pictures of landscapes and more landscapes, I dont enjoy taking picture of people that much, but this is what happens when i do. please comment!!!


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    it's quiet good, B&W, soft and all, I like the pose (did she pose?) :D
    go on man ;)
     
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    She didn't pose. I was sitting right beside her snapping shots of her, I think this was the only one in which she didn't pose.
     
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    I like this. The composition is interesting, I would like to see her on the other side of the frame, too so that I could follow her eyes through the frame.
     
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    Wow... neeeat! I like it!!

    Keep shooting! :thumbsup:
     
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    highlights are quite blown out
    and the shadow behind her head creates a distortion with her hair; you can't tell what's hair and what's shadow.

    other than that, i like it. nice pose and i like the darkness on the left side

    i would try lowering the contrast by reducing the spectrum. maybe take the "brightest bright" down to a light gray. (just a guess, that might not look so great :p )
     
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    I agree. I love the compostion and expression! :)
     
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    This is GREAT!! I can't believe it's your first portrait..
     
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    I definitely like it. The overblown brightness actually imparts a more artsy feel to the image. I like the shadow and the black space. Very cool. :D
     
  10. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    definately like this brently! this is good stuff.

    I tend not to the mind blowouts here myself, i would agree with miss terri that it lends an artsy feel to the pic. My only critique would be to give just a tad more space to the right - just a bit more breathing room - perhaps capturing the edge of her hair.
     
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    I don't mind the blow-outs either...I like the kind of high-key look it takes on. I just wish the camera-right side of her face/hair/body wasn't chopped quite so tightly.
     
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    A camera angle that far below the axis of the eyes will never flatter the subject. I'm sure this shot doesn't do the model's beauty justice.

    I would like the shot better if there wasn't too much cropped from her left side and her right side cropped closer.
    I would like the shot better if there were catch lights in her eyes

    I like what your post processing technique did for her complexion
    I like how the hair dissappears into the total darkness. Was it intentional?
     

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