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p.1 #1 · Portrait


Honestly I haven't really done much people shooting, much less editing them. Any comments/critiques are appreciated.




Jan 18, 2012 at 05:23 AM
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p.1 #2 · Portrait


Her skin appears a bit too yellow, a residual from the background and lighting.

I'd also crop just above her left elbow. The hand looks odd the way it is positioned, and detracts rather than enhances.

Cute expression on a cute girl!

-Tim



Jan 19, 2012 at 07:40 PM
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p.1 #3 · Portrait


Consider adjusting the color balance and perhaps cropping:









Jan 19, 2012 at 08:54 PM
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p.1 #4 · Portrait


Somewhere, I've seen a list of things to do/not do with hands and limbs in portraits. In this case, her hande(s) are problematic, AuntiPode's crop resolves that.

Open your lens to add DOF by blurring background. I've read that a setting of f5.6 generally gives a plane of focus from the nose to ears for portraits. Given the work of the one offering that advice, I am confident he is correct.

Otherwise, being uber-picky, offer her an opportunity to brush or otherwise arrange her hair. And the background is distracting.

Reworked to add some of the preceding and do some clean-up. If you object I will remove it. Perhaps a bit hot for your taste.

Regards,

Bob







Jan 20, 2012 at 02:18 AM
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p.1 #5 · Portrait


Really nice casual portrait, personally the colours are fine for me. It suits the location.

My issue is with the background.

The mangle of lines going into her head are a serious distraction and a swine to remove later!



Jan 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · Portrait


Perhaps some rotation, BG blur and vignette.







Jan 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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p.1 #7 · Portrait


Don't like the lighting on her face, especially the dark spots around her right eye (left of her face looking at the picture) and the dark spots on the bridge of her nose. The pose also doesn't look all that natural. Keep shooting!


Jan 21, 2012 at 05:25 AM
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p.1 #8 · Portrait


Soft focus techniques, feathered the hair and did go ahead (originally didn't, but just read jkk's post and said, yeah, why not. lol) and addressed the bags too. Obvious healing brush work as well. Guess, I'm asian enough to not mind so much the yellow tone of her skin, so, for the most part, left that be.








Jan 21, 2012 at 04:45 PM
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p.1 #9 · Portrait


The biggest problem you have here is the POV. Why a top down look? Tends not to work for children, and the fair gender for all obvious reasons.


Jan 21, 2012 at 08:40 PM
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p.1 #10 · Portrait


Flattering pose, unflattering lighting because she is looking down away from the light. Brow is shading eyes and only nose is highlighted making it the star in the spotlight here.

Look at the light. Put it in the eyes if you want her to say come close. Shade the eyes when you want a " look but don't mess with me" body language.

With ambient light you must raise and turn subject to light then find a flattering camera angle above eye line to hide distracting nostrils. If you see them after raising face to light it's a clue the pov is too low.

I'd crop it tighter to eliminate the distraction of the lower hand and background which work to sooner or later pull attention off the face. Think star in spotlight. The star being the front of the face with brightest light on the face in eyes and top of cheeks. Move face or lights with that goal in mind and lighting is pretty simple. Make face contrast the most on background.



Jan 22, 2012 at 08:00 AM





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