Discussion in 'People Photography' started by DeadEye, Jun 27, 2009.
It sure looks underexposed, or it's the skin tone or maybe because it seems you over did the whites of her eye's in post. The 2 layer green border is kind of distracting too. I know it's very classic but a nice 1 or 2 inch border with a drop shadow works well with a b&w.
Had her head and shoulders been turned a bit more towards the camera and her large eyes could have had white on both sides of the iris making the eye's a bit more balanced. As it is it just doesn't appeal having those huge white areas barking so loud.
Hope that helps.
I know my edit isn't low key, but with that pose and smile you can't really go for a low key portrait, i think. I would crop it also, and bring out her eyes more.
I would agree that the first image is underexposed.
I would like to see it with the exposure brought up a bit and the post on the eyes and theeth toned down.
I liked it to dark though..
the dark one is a low key portrait...and the work done on whites in eyes and on teeth to highlight, i think.the exposure is correct....looking at her skin tone and eyeballs...old school of photography had several such in their exhibitions.
forgot to say extraordinary.
THe skin tone looks so un-natural or something. I dont know just looks weird. Probably is slightly under exposed too. You can go with that darker look without being underexposed.
Thank you. KmH
Yes it looks somewhat underexposed in B&W. The model is dark skinned with bright white neer perfect teeth and large bright eyes a real beauty. I tryed to select the eyes and bring them down a little in post but it killed one of her best strong points. I think I am fighting dynamic range limits on this one. Perhaps I should load some Ilford and put the digi away for this style and model . If I can get a reshoot, I will endevor to improve the pose.
Thank You Mersad
The edit is quite lovely. Nice the way the catch lights sparkle.
Thank You SpeedTrap
I tryed that very thing but did not like the end result. Her skin is quite dark and it bordered on making her look to white.
Thank You Dcrymes. I like it too, but somehow it missed the mark as well.
Thank You Gopal
The exposure was set using a sekonic metered at the forehead for the key light. Hair lights powered a little over 1 stop.
Thanks again to everyone DeadEye
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