Natural Light portrait

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  1. JenR

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    I would really love some feedback on this photo. How is the crop? Too tight?


    SS: 1/60 sec
    f 5.6
    70 mm focal length
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    PLEASE be brutally honest. I can can take it and I want to improve!! :mrgreen:


    Thanks!!

    ~jen
     
  2. cherrymoose

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    I actually like this a lot. I'm normally against chopping off people's heads, but it seems to work well in this case. Also, the color of her sweater and the background clash nicely. :thumbup:
     
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    I think a lot of people might say the crop is too tight across the top but I really don't think it is in this particular shot. Her face is a little off center, which is good of course. I like it.
     
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    I think it's ok, but it can use some post processing. I took a stab at it and Put a gaussian blur on it to give it that soft focus look, a vignette to attract the eye more towards the girl, i blurred the background more, and tweaked the saturation. After I did that, i put the border around it.

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    Looks good after the processing by Sw1tchFX, the cropped head really distracted me in the original though. I would still prefer a looser crop across the top.
     
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    Wow, that looks great. I like the softness of the image with the blur. The only thing that really bothers me is the one hair across the right eye.
     
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    I like the edited version but I'm not too sure about how much I like the blur. The vignette and saturation look very good.
     
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    i like the org. photo
     
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    here's my go at it.. I cropped it even more, but that's just me, I like extreme crops. I gave her some glow, got rid of the hair and some other minor flaws, desaturated slightly, burnt edges, NeatImage and added frame. ;)

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    LOVE this photo. Wow!
     
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    I like the soft look you created, and i applied the gaussian blur as well, but this is a nice trick... erase the blur from the eyes and mouth/smile as well as any jewelry the person is wearing. esp. with the eyes, it makes them POP! and the vignette is always good for portraits. i didn't do anything w/ the saturation, but enhanced some of the darker tones in curves:

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    also wanted to say that i like how this picture doesn't look posed. she doesn't look like she's smiling for the camera, but was smiling and you happened to capture it...
     

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