too much shadow?

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  1. JGraevell

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    I love this photo.
    My only problem is the shadow behind her.
    I haven't decided if I like it or not.:confused:
    I took this photo with one light on her. I'm thinkin' that maybe I should've had a light above her also. Maybe a soft light.

    Any opinions?
    Any advice?
    It doesn't have to be just about the shadow.
    I just enjoy learning from others.

    Thanks
    Jenny
     
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    I think the shadow is just a little bit harsh. But I think the direction of the light and the depth in her face is really good. I probably would go with a softbox/umbrella for this shot. Aside from the shadow, I say great shot. The colors are great.
     
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    Thank-you for the response niccig.
    I appreciate your opinion.

    I'll learn from this, and try for better next time.
     
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    With the shedow looks more natural IMO.
     
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    The shadow doesn't distract me as much as the 'sharpness' of the picture. Did you boost the 'unsharp mask' on this picture? I find the white specks in her hair distract from her face.

    Did you try playing with it in black and white to try and reduce the shadow? Just a thought.
     
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    Thank-you Personalized Stamp. I appreciate your opinion.

    loves_guitar - I haven't tried doing a black and white version, yet.
    The hair is a bit too shiny.

    I haven't increased the sharpness at all.
    It was just a crisp photo.

    Thank-you for your input.
     

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