my first portrait

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  1. spako

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    This is my first attempt at taking a portrait.

    What do you think? Any advice his highly appreciated!

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    Crop out all that stuff on the left and I think you have a winner.--Lenny
     
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    Thank you Lenny!
    I tried to crop it a bit but I'm afraid to overdo it. Is that enough?

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    I think the crop looks good - nice job, I like the naturalness of the mans expression.
     
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    I hope not to offend anyone here, but I cannot see an adams apple, and the person has ear ring holes, that mans expression may be a ladies?

    Sorry if i have offended i did not mean to.:blushing:
     
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    no quickmagic your right its a lady :)
     
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    Pleasant expression and good use of depth of field. Perhaps consider using the camera vertically, or cropping to a vertical frame to suit the shape of the subject.

    Rob
     
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    Seems kind of flat and low contrast/saturation to me. Good expression & I like the crop, tho.
     
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    Play with your contrast and levels a bit, and I think you have a very nice portrait here.
    Nicely done.
     
  10. spako

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    Thank you all for your nice comments!

    I tried to play a bit with the pic in PS
    Here's what I got!
    What do you think?


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    I like that a LOT more.
     
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    Thank you Sharkbait!
     

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