Portrait of a friend, studio style.

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  1. a5i736

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    This is a portrait of a friend, let me know what I can do to improve it. And what do you think of the lighting. [​IMG]
     
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    Firstly it's very underexposed.

    Corrected background and subject just using levels then some sharpening and a little burning of the lips to darken slightly.

    Not sure if you'll like this???
     
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    #1 my photos are not okay to edit! read it
    #2 its not underexposed
    #3 ur version is overexposed
    i do agree it needs to be sharper, but do NOT edit my photos.

    For me I know i am going to respect people DO NOT EDIT wishes, please do the same.
     
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    woah, I'm sure glad I didnt try to play around with that one.... i like the light in the second one, but i think it looks a tad harsh or something, thats my opinion
     
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    Lighten up. You asked for help, and he's trying to help. He's not exactly tampering with a masterpiece. I think I'll pass on giving any feedback on this one. JD
     
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    Look im asking for help not asking for some1 to take my work and mess with it. By each persons name there is a thing that says "My photos are ok to edit" or "My photos are NOT okay to edit." I'm asking for help but im also asking for people to respect my wishes just as I would do for u. Fine if you don't wna to help its cool with me, but im not the one in the wrong here.
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    Wow..If you're going to ask for critique...

    It does seem a bit underexposed, but if you were going for a darker look then I guess it's good. I would also lose at least some of the empty space, maybe use a vertical crop. The space might would work better if the photo wasn't so close up.
     
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    The first is underexposed and the second is overexposed. Try to get something between the 2 but don't make the BG totally white. other than that it looks pretty good.
     
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    i agree that people should respect your wishes, but he probably didnt see it or forgot to check, and you could have been a little nicer about it... you asked about the lighting, he was just giving you HIS opinion
     
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    Thank you for giving me feedback thats all i wanted, and I just want people to respect my edit or do not edit wishes. So if i seem harsh and rude in sry Thanks again for the feedback
     
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    I would have to agree, neither version was exposed just right however I think the second one is better. The composition is pretty good too, but I think you could have gotten it a bit better. Also, I think its kinda bland with the giant white space to the left. I would have put some thing there maybe have her lean on a wall and have the wall go off in the back ground or something.
     

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