Portraits in a city.. C&C

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  1. dzfoto

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    I had only an hour for doing this photo session. So not much photos goes here. Comments or critiques are welcome :)

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  2. Aritay

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    No 2 is perfect!

    Can you please explain the equipment and lighting you used, plus any post-processing?

    thanks
     
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    very nice!
    so seriously, when are you coming to US? :)
     
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    Thanks! I generaly use canon 5D, No.2 was shoot with Canon lense 70-200mm 2.8 IS @ 100mm, Shutter 1/300s, ISO 400, f. 2.8

    Lighting is natural, I always use light bouncing from the walls or the buildings. Have no assistant to keep the reflectors, etc. So I am forced by natural light, and not forcing it by myself.
    Postprocessing is simple, some more contrast, saturation, as canon in a lot of cases gives me dull colors. The skin was retouched a bit of making seperate layer with "median blur" and then apply of small amount opacity.
    Hope you understand, because my english is not perfect :)

    I always keep in mind visiting US. But its not an easy way to do it from Lithuania.

     
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    Thanks so much for your explanation - - just what I was looking for.

    I think your use of natural light really pays off - - your photos look naturally beautiful.

    And your English is very good!
     
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    I like 2, it could be cropped even more.
    I like 4 but crop that stuff off the left.
    When shooting a girl with a face like that you can shoot CLOSE.
    What a face.
     
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    wow those are great pics. Probably doesn't hurt that your subject is off the charts beautiful.
     
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    Very nice looking girl. She does look better however in profile or close to straight on as in photos #2 and 4, imho. The 3/4 angle makes her face look wider and I don't find them as appealing.

    Also, I don't quite get the choice of clothes in #3. Doesn't go too well with the environment. Again, imho.

    Other than that, your light is very nice. Your colors are very nice too. Not too flat but not too perky either; very natural looking. And your B&W conversion is very nice too.
     
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    Thanks!
    Thanks!
    Thanks!
     
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    #2 is the greatest. Hands down. I'd kill for my skin to look like that in real life!
     
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    #2 isw my favorite portrait I have seen on this forum. I wouldn't change a thing!
     
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    Gorgeous pictures man! Great work! And i agree... #2 is my favorite out of them! Great work again!

    Josh
     

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