Outdoor Portrait - C&C?

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  1. guitarmy

    guitarmy TPF Noob!

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    edit: photo taken down. Dissatisfied with result. Will reshoot and repost!

    Went for a walk with my girlfriend, to enjoy the weather and try out my new 50mm 1.8.

    Did some post-processing - tried the 'soft-skin' effect. C & C please?
     
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    It's not very flattering that she's hunched over a bit. A tilt and tighter crop would have made it more dynamic too.
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Her face is badly underexposed. The bright light in background is controlling the exposure. This is a fill-flash situation.
     
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    K cool, thanks! I will use fill flash next time. If I shot in the other direction she was all squinty.

    The hunched-over effect might be hard to control (she's in a wheelchair).
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Please try the backlit outdoor portrait thing again, will you, and find out how the flash will work and lighten her face ... then hopefully the white of her eyes will not get as pink as it did here when you worked on your pp. I'd like to see more of her photos! Find out how to dose your flash ...
     
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    Yeah, sounds good. Hopefully I will get out this weekend if the weather is friendly. Now that you guys have mentioned all this stuff, when I look at the photo I can't believe I didn't notice it. Haha. Thus why critiques are good! Thanks!
     

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