My toughest subject

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  1. John E.

    John E. TPF Noob!

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    My Mom!

    I have ton's of pictures and I do not really like one of them. I don't know if I am too close too her, but she seem's to be the most unphotogenic person I have ever encountered. Could be because I am her son and i am to picky :scratch:

    As a christmas present for my brother who lives soooooo far away and years go by before he actually gets to see her, I thought a 8x10 would be a nice gift.

    Does she look natural in this pic? Any other suggestions, critiques would be appreaciated.

    Sorry about the sunglasses, it was either that or squinting.


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    edit: fixed darkness on image
     
  2. jadin

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    It's a great pic, very natural!
     
  3. hobbes28

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    I think it's great as well. You can read the emotion on her face which is sometimes gone when it's a posed picture.
     
  4. BLS

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    I like it. And she looks natural to me. Maybe a bit more smile?

    As for the sunglasses, they work for me because I can still see her eyes.

    Have you tried reversing it so that she's more on the right?
     
  5. Alison

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    I do like this one! She looks natural and at ease. Was it cropped at all? I would like to see more of her shoulder on the left.
     
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    Natural as can be! Love the tones as well! Your brother should be thrilled with this.
     
  7. John E.

    John E. TPF Noob!

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    Thanks everyone, I will print and send.

    Alison the picture is not cropped. I quess it kind of looks like she has no arms now that you mention it :shock:

    BLS will try reversing the image.
     
  8. Alison

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    LOL! I only noticed because I do the SAME thing all the time :)
     

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