Reflect on this

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  1. DramaDork626

    DramaDork626 TPF Noob!

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    Olympus Digital, no flash, window lighting *Uh DUUHHH*
    I took several shots like this with a whole bunch of different expressions. This is one I need a little input on. It's hard forme to put my finger on it but something seems a little wrong with this one...maybe too tight? I dunno, i think maybe its too cropped on the left. What are your thoughts hobson?
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    I would like to have seen more shadows on the face. Very interesting idea though.
     
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    i like it. i think this shot would be perfect if you took up 2/3 of the pic and your reflection took up 1/3. i'd also be carefull to have the window frame verticle rather than slanted.
     
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    I'm just throwing this out there to think about. Are you perhaps a little bit taller than she is? The angle of the shot gives me the impression that you were just standing next to her when you took the shot. It's a small thing, and may be just me, but I can picture you there from looking at the image. I think this would work better if the camera were level with her eyes.
     
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    MarkC: I'm exactly her height. Cuz thats me lol. I happened upon the photo oppurtunity when I was just goofing around, I took a whole set of these, I already have a favorite
    http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/29798794/
    this one I was just a little questionable on.

    Onyx: Heh, I never actually noticed the window frame. And yah, i figured it was cropped a little too tight on my side of the shot
     
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    were you using a tripod? if not try that. it would be a lot easier to get better lines. id also set it up so the composition is perfect and then use a timer or remote if you have one.
     
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    the red tank top distracts.

    her eyes are not quite right. I don't think it's too tight, I'm not sure what it is. I like the idea though, and I like the bricks cutting into the reflection.
     
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    I think it would have a stronger effect if the real you was looking at the window...and the reflected you was looking back at the camera. As it is now, it's the opposite of that.
     
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    that would be interesting, I'll give that a shot
     

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