Simple Portrait

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  1. ColeGauthier

    ColeGauthier No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just like the title says, it's a simple one light shoot trough umbrella. C&C welcomed! :)

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  2. BrianV

    BrianV TPF Noob!

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    My opinion- the smile is not relaxed, and is a bit "uneven". Too many stress lines in the face. I would like to see a more relaxed smile.
     
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    It's a good shot. The crop maybe a little too tight. The question is "does your client like it"?
     
  4. ColeGauthier

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    Yes, the client loves it! She was there when I did the few edits. As for the smile, that's her smile, not too much I can do...
     
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    DiskoJoe Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    One issue I see here is that with her body being turned so far to the left when she turns her head right to the position you shot it caused a roll in her neck. less neck movement would have prevented the roll.

    And lose the vignette.
     
  6. ColeGauthier

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    Thanks for the tips DiskoJoe!
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    I think the contrast is just a wee bit too high,as is the saturation in the lower tonal values...her hair kind of plugs up in the dark spots. I would like to see a little bit of dodging or lightening-up on some of the hair, and maybe a bit of cloning or healing on the redness on her neck. The way her figure is presented to the camera, the camera height, and the framing ALL make a very strong impression that she is indeed "there!"...I think a little bit softer contrast and slightly lower saturation levels would add more to that impression. Overall, she looks lovely and pleasant. It might not be the absolute best-possible shot of her, since she has some very nice features and has tremendous potential, but I'd say that it is quite a pleasing look at her, and a far,far better picture than just a casual snap!
     
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  8. ColeGauthier

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    Thanks for the great response Derrel, people like you who make people like me want to improve. :)
     
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    I think she is tilted back too far and a bit bright (and her neck is the brightest spot of all and she has a hickey on the front of it).
    Her bosom looks too big, mostly because the pattern camouflages how she is positioned.
    I don't think that's a flattering aspect.


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  10. ColeGauthier

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys! :)
     
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    Her breasts look sharper than her eyes and the pose is making her look very wide
     
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    Stop staring at her tits gary! I thought you were a professional. lol
     

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